Performance Friday, November 21, 2014 | 7:30 PM

American Composers Orchestra

Orchestra Underground: Monk's Sphere

Zankel Hall
American Composers Orchestra concerts “are always fascinating … frequently exhilarating forays into recent music—or music that was written decades ago but is still fresh” (Newsday). The American Composers Orchestra, conducted by Music Director George Manahan, performs world premieres and a classic piece by Meredith Monk.

Part of My Time, My Music.


  • American Composers Orchestra
    George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
  • Theo Bleckmann, Vocals
  • Ian Williams, Electronics
  • Members of Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble


  • A.J. MCCAFFREY Motormouth (World Premiere)
  • IAN WILLIAMS Clear Image (World Premiere, orch. and real. Andrew McKenna Lee)
  • THEO BLECKMANN My Brightest Garment (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • LOREN LOIACONO Stalks, Hounds (NY Premiere)
  • MEREDITH MONK Night (orch. Allison Sniffin and Meredith Monk)

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.


Meredith Monk: Carnegie Hall's 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair

Meredith Monk is the holder of the 2014–2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall.
This performance is part of Meredith Monk, and Fast Forward.

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