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Versatile Derek Bermel named 'Featured Composer' of the - New Century Chamber Orchestra / SF Gate

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Versatile Derek Bermel has been named a 'Featured Composer' of the New Century Chamber Orchestra's 2014-2015 season. His work will be performed throughout several concerts, including closing night. Mr. Bermel's highly acclaimed compositions often draw from a rich variety of musical genres.

Launched through Music Director - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the NCCO Featured Composer Residency Program is commited to the creation and performance of new music. Bermel, a clarinetist, is also 'Artist-in-Residence' at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the 'Artistic Director' of  American Composers OrchestraHe has received compositional commissions from orchestras, ensembles, and soloists worldwide, and his awards include the 'Rome Prize,' 'Guggenheim' and 'Fulbright Fellowships,' as well as the  'Alpert Award in the Arts.'

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