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.

American Composers Orchestra

American Composers Orchestra

American Composers Orchestra

American Composers Orchestra

Orchestra Underground: Dreams and Dances

Zankel Hall
Friday, October 26, 2012 | 7:30 PM

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)
Conductor-composer José Serebrier leads this multicultural program of new music, starting with his own Flute Concerto with Tango and Israeli flutist Sharon Bezaly. Also on the program are works by Serbian composer and performance artist Milica Paranosic, and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen, the 2011 winner of ACO’s Underwood Commission. Ives’s Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting,” concludes the program with a nostalgic look at the 19th century.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

American Composers Orchestra

Orchestra Underground: Time Travels

Zankel Hall
Friday, January 18, 2013 | 7:30 PM

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
Lukas Foss’s Time Cycle, a landmark work of the 20th century, concludes ACO’s second concert this season, titled Time Travels. Also on the program are two exciting world premieres by New York–based composers Kyle Blaha and Kate Soper, and Bell Drum Towers by Zhou Long, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Foss's Time Cycle: Four Songs for Soprano and Orchestra


Columbia Symphony Orchestra | Leonard Bernstein, Conductor | Lukas Foss, Piano | Adele Addison, Soprano
Sony Classical

American Composers Orchestra

coLABoratory: Playing It UNsafe

Zankel Hall
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 7:30 PM

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)
Playing It Unsafe is ACO’s next musical laboratory. Composers pursue 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, are born from a unique incubation process of workshops, public readings, and collaborative feedback.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.