August Read Thomas Wins Lancaster Award

August Read Thomas Wins Lancaster Award
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Augusta Read Thomas wins the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra 2016 Composer's Award, it was announced by the orchestra on March 1.

This is the oldest award of its kind in the nation, intended "to recognize and honor living composers who reside in the U.S. who are making a particularly significant contribution in the field of symphonic music, not only through their own creative efforts, but also as effective personal advocates of new approaches to the broadening of critical and appreciative standards.”

Past winners published by G. Schirmer/AMP include Henry Cowell, William Schuman, Walter Piston, Paul Creston, Virgil Thomson, Gunther Schuller, Gian Carlo Menotti, Morton Gould, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Stephen Albert, Aaron Jay Kernis, Joan Tower, and Richard Danielpour

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