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Composer Andrew Norman joins Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

January 12, 2012 |  5:13 pm


Composer Andrew Norman will be joining the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra as its new composer-in-residence. Jeffrey Kahane, the orchestra's music director, has appointed Norman to the post for a three-year period starting in July.

Norman, 32, will succeed Derek Bermel as the orchestra’s eighth composer-in-residence. As part of his appointment, the composer will work on a new commission from the orchestra and assist Kahane on a number of tasks, including visiting select local high school and college composition classes. His music will also receive performances by the orchestra.

The composer, who was raised in central California and lives in Brooklyn, has worked with some of the country's top music organizations. In 2011, he presented his piece "Try" at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with members of the L.A. Philharmonic conducted by John Adams.

Norman's "Gran Turismo" was performed at Disney Hall in 2010, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

The composer studied at the University of Southern California and Yale University. In addition to his new appointment, he also serves as composer-in-residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.


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-- David Ng

Photo: Composer Andrew Norman at a 2011 concert of the L.A. Philharmonic's New Music Group. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times