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Friday, May 28 • 12:30pm - 2:10pm
The Young Composers Challenge

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Witness the drama as teen aged musicians compete over one summer to create original classical music compositions for a full professional orchestra. This compelling film features five young people racing the calendar for the chance to have the music they have written performed in front of a live audience. Many composers must wait a lifetime to have their music performed. But one man's passion for great music has led him to create a unique opportunity for these talented teens that could make their dream come true before they graduate from high school! There's no other competition like it in the world.From a free workshop on composing classical music to a live concert with a professional orchestra, follow four boys and one girl as they try to meet the challenge, transforming ideas into music in only three months' time. Each faces personal obstacles as their parents support them in taking on a very daunting task. This documentary reveals the intimacy of the creative process and the discoveries young artists make in their journeys toward musical expression.Five teens have the same dream, but only one will win. At the film's climax, find out what happens when a professional orchestra plays new music created by a young composer. The drama reveals why art requires the risk of doing something you have never done before. This film will captivate music lovers and anyone who enjoys a challenge.

Friday May 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:10pm
Chairman's Boardroom