Sep 30

Announcing the IDRS 50 for 50 Commissioning Project

Dear IDRS members,

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the International Double Reed Society, the society has created a commissioning project to add 50 new works for double reeds over the next five years. Since IDRS was incorporated in 1971, commissioning has been a significant aspect of the Society’s mission. The goal of the “50 for 50 Commissioning Project” is to celebrate IDRS@50, and to acknowledge that the society has an important and ongoing responsibility to broaden the diversity of composers who write for double reeds. The 2021 iteration of the Project will include three parts: commissions from IDRS, a Commissioning Competition through a call for scores, and Commissioning Grants.

We are thrilled to announce that Reena Esmail, Tania León, and Sean Shepherd have been selected as recipients of the 2021 commissions to compose works to be premiered on evening concerts during the 2021 IDRS Conference in Boulder, CO (USA). They will be composing works for oboe and piano, bassoon and piano, and a trio for oboe, bassoon and piano respectively.

Next week, we will announce details for the commissioning competition and grants.

On behalf of the IDRS Executive Board and Commissioning Subcommittee,

Eric Stomberg
President IDRS