USC Thornton Composition alum Patrick O’Malley (MM ’15, DMA ’19) will make his Carnegie Hall debut this May with the premiere of his new piece “Obliviana” performed by the New York Youth Symphony. “Obliviana” won the New York Youth Symphony’s 2019/20 season First Music Commissions award, a competition championing works by composers under 30.
O’Malley’s piece will be performed May 24 in a program including works by Florence Price and Gustav Mahler.
O’Malley’s compositions have earned him various other awards. He was recently awarded a 2019 Copland House Residency Award, earning him a weeks-long residency at the historic home of composer Aaron Copland which now fosters residencies for composers, and where he was previously a CULTIVATE Emerging Composer Fellow in 2017.