Carnegie Hall Presents

American Composers Orchestra

A tribute to Philip Glass—on his 75th birthday—is the heart of the ACO’s series, which also includes a slate of world premieres from the orchestra that its music director, George Manahan, calls “an R & D lab for American music.”

Series Events

Friday, October 14, 2011 | 7:30 PM
American Composers Orchestra
ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: 21ST FIRSTS
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • American Composers Orchestra
    George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
  • Mellissa Hughes, Soprano and Electronics
  • Daniel Iglesia, Videographer
  • Kenji Bunch, Amplified Viola

Program

  • CHRISTOPHER STARK ...and start west (World Premiere)
  • ANDREIA PINTO-CORREIA Elegia a Al-Mu'tamid (World Premiere)
  • ALEX TEMPLE Liebeslied for Female Voice, Electronics, and Orchestra (World Premiere)
  • WANG LU Flowing Water Study II for Orchestra and Video (World Premiere)
  • KENJI BUNCH The Devil's Box (World Premiere)
Harrison Symphonic Suite for Strings (Estampie)
American Composers Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor
Phoenix USA
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | 8 PM
American Composers Orchestra
Philip Glass 75th Birthday Concert
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • American Composers Orchestra
    Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor Laureate
  • Maki Namekawa, Piano

Program

  • PÄRT Lamentate (NY Premiere)
  • PHILIP GLASS Symphony No. 9 (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Bruckner Orchester Linz)
Philip Glass Heroes
American Composers Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor 
UMVD Labels
Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 7:30 PM
American Composers Orchestra
Orchestra Underground: American Accounts
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • American Composers Orchestra
    George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
  • Derek Bermel, Clarinet
  • Judith Bettina, Soprano
  • Gabriel Kahane, Piano, Guitars, and Vocals
  • Amy Porter, Flute

Program

  • BABBITT From the Psalter
  • MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Trail of Tears (NY Premiere)
  • COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
  • GABRIEL KAHANE Crane Palimpsest (World Premiere)

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