Illinois Philharmonic names composer in residence

Fri May 11, 2018 at 10:58 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra has a new composer in residence.

Ben Ash was named to the post for the 2018-19 season following a concert of music by three finalists this week.

“One of the main goals of Illinois Philharmonic is to nurture the development of young musicians,” said IPO music director Stilian Kirov.  “We are hopeful that as our Classical Evolve competition continues through future seasons, it will be helpful to many young American composers to find their artistic voice and make continued steps in the professional music scene.”

Ash, 26, will write three works that will be performed at Illinois Philharmonic concerts next season.

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