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The New York Philharmonic to premiere viola concerto by Julia Adolphe

March 4, 2015

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The New York Philharmonic has commissioned USC Thornton DMA student Julia Adolphe to write a viola concerto for a future season. The work will be written for Cynthia Phelps, USC Thornton alumna and principal viola for the New York Philharmonic. Part of the League of American Orchestras initiative to support… read more

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Troy Armstrong has won numerous awards for his original compositions, including the New Music for Orchestra and New Music for Wind Ensemble Competitions at the University of Southern California. Troy is also a recipient of the USC Discovery Scholars prize and was awarded a departmental award from the USC Thornton composition department for his musical achievements as an undergraduate.