new music is among the most powerful ways to shape the future
many great virtuosi and patrons of the past are remembered
for the profound impact they made on music literature.
virtuosi and patrons such as Joachim (who commissioned Brahms), Count
Razumovsky (who commissioned Beethoven), Joseph
Szigeti (who commissioned Bartok), and
Gerard Errante (clarinet),
the Kronos Quartet are just a few of many who have vastly
increased the wealth of literature for their instruments.
opportunity to experience a new piece, chat with the composer
and have the music personally introduced, creates an unforgettable
for those who commission the music, providing the impetus
for a new work is just as memorable.
are available from state and local agencies, university
research foundations, Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer,
regional music clubs, and individuals who may wish to commemorate
an occasion or honor a member of the family.
consider the modern commissioning consortium: 2-5 or more
performers across the country together pool their funds.
Each is a dedicatee, with the premiere rights for their
if you like what you hear, but there is no piece for your
instrument or ensemble, or you wish to commemorate a special
occasion, consider commissioning a new work. Through the
years, Jane has worked with numerous musicians and ensembles.
It's always inspirational to create music with the player's
skills and characteristic sound in mind. And fees are flexible,
according to the source of funding--just ask.