By Elizabeth Yuan
6 February 2020
Nina C. Young recalled a visit by her mother in September when a brochure from the New York Philharmonic arrived in the mail. “Oh it’s you! Next to Haydn and Mozart.”
She is among 19 composers whose works will have their world premieres as part of the Philharmonic’s Project 19, billed as the largest women-only commissioning initiative, in celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage. Ms. Young’s “Tread softly,” which references a W.B. Yeats poem and thwarted dreams, on Wednesday kicked off the first of six this month. Two more world premieres will follow in May and June, with the other 11 in coming seasons.
Read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.