Four Project 440 Winners Announced


(l to r) Wong, Mincek, Needham, and Norman

Clint Needham, Andrew Norman, Alex Mincek, and Cynthia Wong have been named the winners of Orpheus Project 440, a commissioning program that played out in part in the public eye at wqxr.org/project440. Project 440 began in June with 60 nominated composers, and through a series of posted composer profiles, sound samples, and listener comments, the public got to know the artists and their work. A selection committee then narrowed down the group to these four winners. The program is a collaboration between Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and WQXR 105.9FM. The four new works will be premiered at Carnegie Hall by Orpheus in the 2011-12 season.