David Browne Wins Composition Competition

The Holyoke Civic Symphony is pleased to announce that it has chosen composer David Browne as the winner of its 2018 Composition Competition. Browne, a student at Florida Atlantic University, was selected for his “Shattered Clock Fanfare.” The orchestra will perform the work at its concert on May 5, 2019, and will interview the composer via Skype.

David Browne was a member of the the Florida Singing Sons Boychoir and is currently in his final semester at Florida Atlantic University. He hopes to continue working toward his masters degree in composition. “Shattered Clock Fanfare” was also the winner of the Florida Orchestra’s 50th Annual Student Fanfare Competition in 2017.

David Kidwell, conductor of the Holyoke Civic Symphony, reported that this year’s competition had over thirty entries. “David’s piece immediately grabbed my attention, and I was tremendously impressed with his skillful handling of the orchestra,” said Kidwell.

The 60-member college-community orchestra was founded in 1966 and has been conducted by Kidwell since 1998. The orchestra has a long history of supporting music by living composers.

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