Symphony Tacoma and Music Director Sarah Ioannides rehearse Daniel Ottâ€™s Fire-Mountain, a multimedia work inspired by nearby Mount Rainier, pictured on screen behind orchestra. Fire-Mountain debuted at Tacomaâ€™s Pantages Theater in May 2017.
by Janelle Gelfand
Smaller-budget orchestras are taking a chance on contemporary composers, involving their communities and appealing to the next generation of music lovers. Here are just a few of the smaller ensembles that are embracing new music with commissions.