Game of Attrition CD

Game of Attrition: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2, is Sierra's orchestral portrait disc, released by Bridge Records to international critical acclaim.

Cardiff University News reports on Arlene Sierra's first visit to the Utah Symphony as Composer-in-Association:  

On her initial visit to Utah in November, the Utah Symphony performed the US premiere of Professor Sierra’s very first orchestral composition 'Aquilo' at the Abravanel Hall in a concert conducted by South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung. 'Aquilo' won the prestigious Takemitsu Prize in 2001 and has had several international performances and a recording since, but this was the first performance in the composer’s home country.

As Composer-in-Association, Sierra’s role is a significant one in the community as well. On her recent trip, Sierra worked across Salt Lake City as an ambassador for new music. She lectured at three universities, gave masterclasses for university composers, met with high school composers connected to youth orchestras in the area and led a workshop with school children in a local El Sistema music programme.

She also had the opportunity to work with the Utah Youth Symphony and Utah Youth Philharmonic on a new piece, 'Butterfly House', an extract from her ‘‘Nature Symphony’’ specially tailored for young musicians.
Over planned visits for Spring 2022, esteemed Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer will lead the U.S. premiere of 'Nature Symphony' (a BBC Philharmonic / Radio Three commission) and the world premiere of ‘’Bird Symphony’’ – a new Utah Symphony commission.
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