Works by three young composers will be presented to concertgoers, who will vote on which one will receive a $5,000 commission for a work to be performed next season.
The three composers—Michael Gatonska, Thomas Osborne, and Narong Prangcharoen—were among 200 who responded to the call for entries. The submissions were evaluated and sorted by composers Bright Sheng, Libby Larsen, William Kraft, and Pacific Symphony composer in residence Frank Ticheli.
Music director Carl St. Clair chose the final three.
The commission competition was the idea of symphony president John Forsyte, and debuted two years ago.