Carnegie Hall Presents

American Composers Orchestra


American Composers Orchestra

American Composers Orchestra

American Composers Orchestra

American Composers Orchestra

Zankel Hall
Friday, October 15, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Performers

American Composers Orchestra
George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
Susan Narucki, Soprano
Ursula Oppens, Piano

Program

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS The Light Within (World Premiere, Orchestral Version)
DRUCKMAN Nor Spell Nor Charm
VIVIER Lonely Child (NY Premiere)
WANG JIE From the Other Sky (World Premiere)
SINGLETON BluesKonzert (NY Premiere)

Program is approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes, including one intermission
A breathtaking concert with some spectacular sights and sounds: a new multimedia concert opera by Wang Jie and John Luther Adams’s stunning orchestral soundscape, performed with an immersive light show. Also, Grammy-winning Oppens, an ACO founder, returns to a piece that Alvin Singleton wrote for her in 1995. And soprano Narucki sings music by Vivier that earned her accolades with the Netherlands Opera in 2004, along with Druckman’s 1990 setting of text from Shakespeare’s comic play.

American Composers Orchestra

Zankel Hall
Friday, December 3, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Performers

American Composers Orchestra
George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
Christopher Trapani, Hexaphonic Guitar
Douglas J. Cuomo, Electronics
Maya Beiser, Cello

Program

IVES Central Park in the Dark
RYAN FRANCIS High Line (World Premiere)
DOUGLAS J. CUOMO Black Diamond Express Train to Hell (World Premiere)
CHRISTOPHER TRAPANI Westering (World Premiere)
JEROME KITZKE The Fire at 4 a.m. (World Premiere)

Program is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes, including one intermission
Musical re-imaginings of moments in time that have inspired, astounded, and intrigued. Hear sounds of Gilded Age Manhattan and music inspired by the recently opened High Line park. There are terrifying incantations of a 1920s fire-and-brimstone preacher from Chicago, musical evocations of the West, and a depiction of the moment when the urge to create hits one composer hardest.

American Composers Orchestra

Zankel Hall
Friday, March 4, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

American Composers Orchestra
George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
Joan La Barbara, Vocalist
Leni Schwendinger, Lighting Designer
Line C3 Percussion Group
·· Haruka Fujii
·· Chris Thompson
·· John Ostrowski
·· Sam Solomon

Program

LAURA SCHWENDINGER Shadings (World Premiere)
HENRY THREADGILL No Gates, No White Trenches, Butterfly Effect (World Premiere)
JOAN LA BARBARA In solitude this fear is lived… (World Premiere)
SEAN FRIAR Clunker Concerto (World Premiere)
ACO's next musical laboratory. Composers pursuing no-holds-barred explorations that challenge their creative capacities and stretch the limits of what is possible with an orchestra. New pieces selected through a nationwide search, and born from a unique incubation process of workshops, public readings, and collaborative feedback.