SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) March 15, 2023
The Symphonina Foundation is pleased to publish the winning Symphoninas from its first annual Best Symphonina of the Year competition for 2022. The compositions by first-prize winner Christopher Reed (USA) and runner-up Steve Locks (UK) are now available on the Symphonina Foundation’s SoundCloud channel. In addition, Richard White’s (USA) composition is also available as a submission of distinction in the competition. The Foundation anticipates publishing the compositions from James Dumas (USA) and Marc Caroul (USA), who were also honored with submissions of distinction from the 9-judge panel. The Symphoninas can be streamed on SoundCloud here
Symphoninas are small symphonies, written with 3 or 4 movements with melodic themes, and play in about 10 minutes. The genre of the Symphonina was created by Dr. David Fogel, co-founder of The Symphonina Foundation, as a way to help symphonic music become more amenable to online streaming and reaching younger audiences.
The Symphonina Foundation is currently preparing for the release of the Foundation’s first album featuring live performances by the players in the International Symphonina Orchestra, along with the Budapest Scoring Orchestra. In 2022, Budapest Scoring recorded Dr. Fogel’s compositions Symphonina No. 1 and Symphonina No. 2. Now, individual players from around the world have also been recorded as part of the International Symphonina Orchestra. This virtual/remote orchestra was formed to provide an opportunity for young players to play along with experienced professionals and promote opportunities for young people internationally. The orchestra comprises excellent young performers from the USA, Nigeria, Argentina, France, and other countries playing along with virtuosos such as violinist and concertmaster Oleksander Bozhyk (Ukraine), former touring concert pianist Chetan Tierra (USA), and two-time Grammy-winning flute player Wouter Kellerman (South Africa).
Additional recordings are being considered for the first album at this time. “We welcome auditions from talented young players from around the world,” said Dr. Fogel.
You can see the entire International Symphonina Orchestra and discover more about the initiative at: http://www.symphonina.org. Those interested in helping to promote the mission of the organization as a donor, supporter, or volunteer – and be considered for the “Symphonina Foundation Wall of Appreciation” - should contact Dr. Fogel directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly place a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal here. All contributions directly help The Symphonina Foundation share the joy of symphonic music with young audiences around the world.
The Symphonina Foundation has a mission to bring the joy of symphonic music to young audiences around the world. The Symphonina Foundation was started in 2020, is 501(c)(3) approved, and is based in San Diego, California, USA. More information can be found at: https://symphonina.org/.