Clarice Assad

Composer in Residence | Allentown Symphony Orchestra

I am so happy to share that I will be the composer-in-residence for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra for the next two years and that we already started on an inspiring note! For more information, please visit our dedicated page for this event and check out our interview below! Coming soon, I will be premiering my concerto PLAY! with Third Coast Percussion in Santa Rosa, CA!  A few years in the works, this piece includes narration, technology and a whole lot more.  We are so excited to see it come to life. Stay tuned for more updates, and thank you for being here! Lots of love, Clarice

New Allentown Symphony composer in residence greets Lehigh Valley schools, young composers

Miller Symphony Hall Composer In Residence Clarice Assad
Jay Bradley
Miller Symphony Hall composer in residence Clarice Assad (left) with the hall’s director of education Silagh White (right).
  • Clarice Assad, a Grammy-nominated composer, vocalist and pianist, has joined the Allentown Symphony as Miller Symphony Hall’s 2023-24 composer-in-residence
  • To begin her term in the position, Assad met with local music educators and students and is preparing for a new chamber music concert at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Easton Area High School. Admission is $10; free for students.
  • Assad, a Brazilian-American composer whose work spans and fuses genres, said she wants to inspire young composers to think outside the box.



Composer in Residence | Allentown Symphony Orchestra

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