Results of the New World Composition Challenge
The votes are in! Eleven winners have been chosen for the New World Composition Challenge. As part of The New World Initiative, the Composition Challenge invited New York City—based composers to create works that contained or referenced themes from Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World.
The winners of the contest were chosen by a selection committee including Sean Shepherd, one of three composers commissioned by the Philharmonic as part of The New York Commissions; Philharmonic Young Composers Advocate Jon Deak; and Philharmonic musicians.
It’s not too late to be featured on the website!
The NWI seeks to include all New York–based musicians who are willing to participate and help us celebrate the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary and the city we call home. Students both public and private, amateurs and professionals, soloists and groups exceeding 200 members, performing music in any genre, from orchestral to reggae to jazz and more — all are welcome.
Simply record your interpretation of the New World Symphony to be featured on the site, on an artist page created just for you!
Get inspired by the sounds of the New World
Listen to the sound of New York this season through interpretations of Dvořák’s masterpiece by musicians all across the city in the examples below, or browse the list of artists who have recordings posted on the site →
Compare jazz interpretations…
…New works based on the symphony…
featuring EunHo Kim of the Borough of Manhattan Community College Select Chorus and New World Composition Challenge grand prize winner Gregor Huebner of Sirius Quartet
…Or listen to the original performed by the New York Philharmonic at this season’s Opening Gala Concert