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American Composers Orchestra

Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:30 PM Zankel Hall
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George Manahan by Richard Bowdit
American Composers Orchestra concerts “are always fascinating … frequently exhilarating forays into recent music—or music that was written decades ago but is still fresh” (Newsday). The orchestra performs a new work on the subject of migration by Pulitzer Prize–winning Chinese composer Du Yun, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall. There’s also a Feldman work inspired by ancient manuscripts found along the Silk Road and Gloria Coates’s daring exploration of unconventional string tuning.

Part of: Fast Forward

American Composers Orchestra is also performing November 2.


American Composers Orchestra
George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
Ali Sethi, Vocalist
Helga Davis, Vocalist
Shayna Dunkelman, Percussion


FELDMAN Turfan Fragments

GLORIA COATES Symphony No. 1, "Music on Open Strings"

DU YUN / KHALED JARRAR Where We Lost Our Shadows (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Music by Du Yun | Film by Khaled Jarrar

Where We Lost Our Shadows - Composer Portrait: Du Yun
Pulitzer Prizing-winning composer Du Yun speaks about her new work "Where We Lost Our Shadows," a collaboration with filmmaker Khaled Jarrar that explores the timeless story of human migration and the resilient human spirit.

Support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by members of Carnegie Hall’s Composer Club.

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