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26 Apr 2018
Kerwin Young
On April 22, 2018, the University City Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Leon Burke III, premiered my Season of Autocracy. University City Mayor, Shelley Welsch, on the final day of her term, issued a proclamation in honor of the conc...
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30 Aug 2017
Kerwin Young
Every orchestra in America that isn’t serving it’s community with music composed by living composers, and programming that does not engage or reflect the ethnic diversity of its city or community at large, should be terminated. Any orchestra not s...
30 Aug 2017
Kerwin Young
When an orchestra decides to program a particular orchestral work by a composer, generally that means they are committed to honoring the instrumentation. After seeing the L.A. Phil perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad”, I refuse to l...
30 Jul 2017
Kerwin Young
Kerwin Young composes Guanyin of the Southern Sea , a fantasy for guzheng, women’s chorus, and orchestra. Young is no stranger to Chinese instruments, having composed solo works for zheng, as well as suites for pipa, erhu, and guqin. His work h...
1 Jul 2017
Kerwin Young
One of our era’s brightest composers of prolific orchestral works, Kerwin Young again puts the pencil to the paper for his third orchestral work in 2017. On the heels of  Symphony No. 5  and  Season of Autocracy , there are no signs of Kerwin slow...
26 Jun 2017
Kerwin Young
Within a few days of completing Symphony No. 5 (Perseverance), I began a much shorter work for orchestra, Season of Autocracy ; which I’ve just completed.  With a duration a little north of nine minutes, it’s now edited, compiled, and ready for m...
12 Jun 2017
Kerwin Young
The most agonizing moment is when you’re right in the middle of mocking up a bad-ass orchestral cue, and your computer freezes! That just happened to me! Luckily, I’d already saved the session. After re-booting, it froze twice more. I’ve long ne...
27 May 2017
Kerwin Young
In a conversation this morning with an artist/producer I know from Roosevelt, Strong Island, I mentioned “ managing a music publishing company is like managing a farm. There are many facets to attend to; more than you think. ” K!
26 May 2017
Kerwin Young
I just wrapped up Symphony No. 5 (Perseverance) . It’s approximately 46 minutes, and it about wraps up my lengthy orchestral works for awhile. The next group of orchestral works I’ve got lined up are all single movement works, and a lot shorter t...


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