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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

American Composers Orchestra

New England Echoes
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:30 PM Zankel Hall
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George Manahan by Richard Bowditch, Jamie Barton by Fay Fox, JIJI by Lauren Chun
Celebrated Metropolitan Opera star Jamie Barton sings Ives songs newly orchestrated by some of today’s innovative American composers, including Underwood Commission winners Hilary Purrington and Hannah Lash. The program also features the world premiere of Purrington’s Guitar Concerto and Matthew Aucoin’s work for chamber orchestra, Evidence.

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Performers

American Composers Orchestra
George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano
JIJI, Guitar

Program

HILARY PURRINGTON Guitar Concerto (World Premiere)

IVES Selections from 114 Songs (World Premieres of orchestrations by Hannah Lash, Jonathan Bailey Holland, and Hilary Purrington)
·· "Immortality"
·· "The Housatonic at Stockbridge"
·· "Autumn"
·· "The Cage"
·· "Memories: (a) Very Pleasant (b) Rather Sad"

MATTHEW AUCOIN Evidence

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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