Winner for CCCO’s 2019 Call for Scores
The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce the winner of its inaugural Call for Scores competition: Jordan Kuspa for his exhilarating composition “Lemonade Battery”. The CCCO is excited to share Kuspa’s artful infusion of vibrant energy into a driving and compelling musical form on its May 2019 performances. The composer will also be present to share his artistic insights with the audience.
Jordan Kuspa’s music has been praised in the New York Times as “animated and melodically opulent” and “consistently alive and inspired.” His works juxtapose a bristling rhythmic drive with expansive textures and sinuously interwoven counterpoint. Explorative and eclectic, Kuspa’s music encompasses intricate motivic developments, carefully-wrought formal structures, and unexpected detours of wit and whimsy.