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L.A. Chamber Orchestra to premiere Anna Clyne's 'Prince of Clouds'
L.A. Chamber Orchestra to premiere Anna Clyne's 'Prince of Clouds'

CHICAGO — When London-born Anna Clyne was 7, friends of her parents gave her family a piano with randomly missing keys. Undeterred, Clyne not only played that piano but by age 11 had written a few little songs for herself and a flute-playing friend. She had fun doing it, she remembers, but "I never thought I would become a composer." These days, there is no longer any doubt on her part or anyone else's. Her idiosyncratic music has been performed not only at Symphony Center in Chicago but also in Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall and London's Barbican Centre. Today a composer in residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Clyne still enjoys writing...

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