Encore! Encore!

In celebration of its Centenary in 2016, the BSO is inviting patrons and members of the public to submit ideas to serve as inspiration for 10 unique encores! Ten internationally renowned composers will create two to three-minute encores based on the themes they are most inspired by, and the Orchestra will perform them at concerts throughout the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons!

We are looking for “out of the box,” fun and creative ideas to serve as the composers’ inspirations. They could be suggestions about musical style, or could feature a particular instrument, local icon, location or historical figure – all ideas are welcome. All entries should be described in 100 words or less. Those participants with winning submissions will be invited to attend the performances featuring their encores, and will receive a printed and signed score of the respective encore.

Full details of the Encore Commissions, including the identity of the composers, will be announced at the launch of the 2015-2016 season in spring 2015.

The deadline for submission is June 30, 2014 at 5pm. 

The BSO is pleased to recognize Classical Movements, Inc. as an official Centenary Celebration Commissioning Sponsor.

Centenary Encores Commission Project