Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Project 440

In celebration of their fortieth year, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra established Project 440 to commission four separate works from four contemporary composers.  Working together with WQXR 105.9 FM in New York they invited listeners to become an active part of the selection process.  After a panel of “artists and industry experts” nominated a group of 60 candidates listeners were invited to explore composer biographies and audio samples, leaving comments and their attempts to sway the selection committee. Of the four final composers was one woman, Cynthia Wong.  She was one of three women to make it to the second round…