After doing some listening, I started to work on the CSIC piece this morning. I didn't get much down, but I set up the score for the final engraving and worked out a few ideas.
The Composers and Schools in Concert String Orchestra Commission now has five schools and ensembles participating. I anticipate a December 1st delivery of the score.
The five orchestras and directors are:
I will be meeting with each of the ensembles by September 25th and will start work on the piece very soon!