Schwantner – Made In America

Joseph Schwantner has been chosen as the second commissioned composer for the Made in America” project in which 150 orchestras around America jointly commission a piece. “His as yet untitled work will be premiered in fall 2008, by the Reno (NV) Chamber Orchestra. Both Schwantner and [Joan] Tower [the project’s first composer] favor a mostly tonal, and in any case accessible, style of writing.”