Professor Zosha Di Castri has been awarded a commission by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress, to write a piece for the International Contemporary Ensemble with Steven Schick. Serge Koussevitzky, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1924 to 1949, was a champion of contemporary music. Throughout his distinguished career, he played a vital role in the creation of new works by commissioning such composers as Béla Bartók, Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky. He established the Koussevitzky Foundation in the Library of Congress to continue his lifelong commitment to composers and new music. The program is designed to support established composers who have demonstrated considerable merit in their work, and chamber groups that have a record of excellence in the performing of contemporary music.
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