I wrote Common Ground while I was a student of Lee Hyla at New England Conservatory. It was composed in Cambridge, Massachusetts and completed in March of 2007. Common Ground won the 10th annual BMOP/NEC Composition Contest, which resulted in its world premiere performance. It also won honorable mention in the 2009 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and First Place in the 2011 Colors Chamber Orchestra of Honolulu Composition Competition.
– Osnat Netzer
“Netzer admirably kept her Mozart-sized ensemble in fluid, kaleidoscopic motion with adroit orchestration.” – Matthew Guerrieri, The Boston Globe (2008)
“The winner of the BMOP/NEC composition contest was 28-year-old Israeli composer Osnat Netzer’s brief and ebullient Common Ground, which excels in what Elliott Carter often marks in his own music as ‘scorrevole’ (scurrying).” – Lloyd Schwartz, The Boston Phoenix (2008)