Each year, 24 young artists are chosen to participate in the Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program from mid-June to mid-August. These young artists make up the core of the company, appearing in three mainstage productions alongside leading professionals in the field, as well as singing in concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, an opera for young audiences, a fully staged opera scenes program and other events. In addition, three young artists are chosen to perform world-premiere pieces written for them by the season’s composer-in-residence. Established in 1968, the program is supervised by General and Artistic Director Steven Osgood and Music Administrator and Chorus Master Carol Rausch.
This year’s concert features music by Jeremy Gill, Gity Razaz and George Lam. The concert was commissioned by AOP as part of Chautauqua Opera Company’s Composer-in-Residence program, a partnership between COC and AOP’s Composers & the Voice training program.