Carnegie Hall Presents

American Composers Orchestra

Hear new music by composers from New York City and around the US performed by the intrepid American Composers Orchestra and its Music Director George Manahan. This no-holds-barred series explores contemporary composers that challenge their creative capacities and stretch the sonic limits of an orchestra.

Series Events

Friday, October 26, 2012 | 7:30 PM
American Composers Orchestra
Orchestra Underground: Dreams and Dances
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • American Composers Orchestra
    José Serebrier, Guest Conductor
  • Sharon Bezaly, Flute
  • Lori Cotler, Vocals
  • Milica Paranosic, Gusle
  • Carmen Kordas, Video
  • Beowulf Sheehan, Photography

Program

  • THOMSON Norma Flender: Thoughts about Waltzing
  • NARONG PRANGCHAROEN The Migration of Lost Souls (World Premiere)
  • MILICA PARANOSIC The Tiger's Wife: Prologue for Electronics, Projections and Orchestra (Based on the novel The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht) (World Premiere)
  • IVES Symphony No. 3, "The Camp Meeting"
  • JOSÉ SEREBRIER Flute Concerto with Tango (US Premiere)
Friday, January 18, 2013 | 7:30 PM
American Composers Orchestra
Orchestra Underground: Time Travels
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • American Composers Orchestra
    George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
  • Kate Soper, Soprano
  • Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano

Program

  • ZHOU LONG Bell Drum Towers (US Premiere)
  • KATE SOPER now is forever: I. Orpheus and Eurydice for Soprano and Orchestra (World Premiere)
  • KYLE BLAHA Triptych (World Premiere)
  • FOSS Time Cycle: Four Songs for Soprano and Orchestra
Foss's Time Cycle: Four Songs for Soprano and Orchestra
Columbia Symphony Orchestra | Leonard Bernstein, Conductor | Lukas Foss, Piano | Adele Addison, Soprano
Sony Classical
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 7:30 PM
American Composers Orchestra
coLABoratory: Playing It UNsafe
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • American Composers Orchestra
    George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
  • Dane Lam, Remote Conductor
  • Gildas Quartet, Remote Musicians
    ·· Christopher Jones, Violin
    ·· Sophie Cameron, Violin
    ·· Kay Stephen, Viola
    ·· Anna Menzies, Cello
  • Sonora Trio
    ·· Oren Fader, Electric Guitar
    ·· Andrew Bolotowsky, Native American Flute
    ·· Judith Sainte Croix, Synthesizer
  • Simon Tarr, Live Visuals

Program

  • RAYMOND J. LUSTIG Latency Canons (World Premiere)
  • DU YUN Slow Portraits (film by David Michalek) (World Premiere)
  • DAN VISCONTI Glitchscape (World Premiere)
  • JUDITH SAINTE CROIX Vision V (World Premiere)
  • TROY HERION New York: A City Symphony (film by Troy Herion) (World Premiere)

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