pianoman342 wrote:I've talked to one of them but I think they think of playing the piece on the next concert as a risk, like not many people would like it. So they stick with the pieces everybody knows or that most people know. Nothing wrong with that, just the way it is I guess. Some orchestras are open to pieces by living composers, others... aren't. Two years from now is a long time to wait!
You're confusing 3 things here:
1) Most professional arts groups make their programming at least one or two years in advance, if not five years, for ALL pieces/performances.
2) Programming pieces by living composers at all (this is its own issue)
3) Programming pieces by a relatively inexperienced composer who is just starting out and does not yet have a long work history or a large fan base.
It is really uncharitable of you to say that because an orchestra passes on your piece for this season, it's because they are too scared to play music by living composers. It sounds like you're putting down the orchestra, which is the last thing you want to do in your situation. For your own good I beg you to stop saying things like this any more publicly than you already have.