Carnegie Hall Presents

Twentieth Century Sounds

The American Composers Orchestra explores composers of today who stretch the sonic limits of the voice and orchestra, three Cohen siblings present their infectious originals and joyful New Orleans and post-bop standards, and conductor Robert Spano leads Ensemble ACJW in a performance of Messiaen's Des canyons aux étoiles … in this fresh series of contemporary music.

Series Events

Friday, January 18, 2013 | 7:30 PM
American Composers Orchestra
Orchestra Underground: Time Travels
Zankel Hall


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


  • 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, February 15, 2013 | 9:30 PM
3 Cohens Sextet: Anat, Avishai, and Yuval
Zankel Hall


  • Anat Cohen, Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone
  • Avishai Cohen, Trumpet
  • Yuval Cohen, Soprano Saxophone
    Aaron Goldberg, Piano
    Omer Avital, Bass
    Jonathan Blake, Drums
3 Cohens
Courtesy of Anzic Records
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 6 PM
Ensemble ACJW
Featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education
Zankel Hall


  • Ensemble ACJW
    Robert Spano, Conductor
  • Juho Pohjonen, Piano
  • Laura Weiner, Horn
  • Ian Sullivan, Xylorimba
  • Jared Soldiviero, Glockenspiel


  • MESSIAEN Des canyons aux étoiles …

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