ACA Audio Excerpts



excerpt - Wagon-Wheeling by Tom Flaherty

Burton Beerman | NIGHT SCENES for solo piano


I. Painted Skies (Stanley Yerlow - piano)


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excerpt from Tales of the Netsilik - Raymond Luedeke

ACA News and Events

"To encourage the inclusion of American works in the programs of performers and performing organizations.”
-- "Aims of the Alliance," from ACA Bulletin, Vol 1, No. 1, April 1938

Lewis Nielson Portrait - Monday Evening Concert Series April 27

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:00pm


Lewis Nielson will be premiering a new work on April 27 at 8pm at the Zipper Concert Hall as part of an event by Monday Evening Concerts, spotlighting the composer and his work. Performers include the Formalist Quartet, Jonathan Hepfer, percussion, and Alice Teyssier, soprano.  

Lewis Nielson Portrait 

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. 

Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School 

200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gheorghe Costinescu, retrospective concert, Merkin Concert Hall, May 5th

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

Gheorghe Costinescu: 45 Years in New York City

A Multi-Media Retrospective of composer Gheorghe Costinescu, in his 80th-birthday year;
with some of New York's most important contemporary music artists, including:

Lucy Shelton, soprano
Yungee Rhie, soprano
Stephen Gosling, piano
Cyrus Stevens, violin
Aaron Kahn, trumpet
Voxare String Quartet
Jeremy Gill, conductor

Tuesday, May 5, 2015,  8:00pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Reception following the concert

"The Death of Webern," an opera by Michael Dellaira, at the University of Miami (FL) on 4/23/15






















Date and Time: April 23, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Location: University of Miami Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall - Frost Opera Theater

Admission: Free to all


The Death of Webern

An Opera in Two Acts

Music by Michael Dellaira, Libretto by J. D. McClatchy

Alan Johnson, artistic director

Featuring U. of Miami Voice Faculty: Tony Boutté, Maria Denison, Esther Jane Hardenbergh, Kevin Short, and Alan Johnson plus Frost Opera Theater Alumni and Students

The New Amsterdam Singers present the NYC premiere of Michael Dellaira’s “Nobody” on 5/28/15


Date and Time: Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 8 pm

Location: Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street)

Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Discounts for Seniors and Students are available at the door.


Advance tickets may be purchased online at this link.

Daria Semegen "Sonic Spring" at Stony Brook April 17th

On Friday, April 17 at 8:00 PM, Daria Semegen and friends presented a dazzling program of electronic music sound sculptures, virtuoso instrumental performance, and video projection - at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. It was the 41st Annual Concert (free event) presented by the SBU Electronic Music Studio.  The program included works by Tatsuya Tasaki, Taylor D. Ackley, Keenan Zach, Jonathon Kustin, Daniel A. Weymouth, Daria Semegen, Dylan Ebrahimian, Antonio Pellegrino, Phillip Baldwin, Juan Sorrentino, and Greg Mulzet.

World premiere of Brian Schober's "Zephyrs" for solo flute at Weill Recital Hall on 4/21/15

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:00pm


Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 8 pm

Location: Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

Tickets: $20 General Admission/$10 Students/Senior Citizens


Tickets available at Carnegie Hall’s website, through CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-8000, or at the box office at 57th St. and 7th Ave.

Amphibian Concert Series, "Visual Music" Roerich Museum, NYC, April 16 and 30

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

The first Amphibian concert of the season is on next Thursday April 16 at 7:30 at the Nicholas Roerich Museum (319 W107th St.).  SPEAKmusic performs in a remarkably varied program that includes Mario Davidovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and his little-known but brilliant student, Boris Tischchenko; Also, the US premiere of Shigenobu Nakamura's Noh-influenced visual music piece, Kyozon; Rob Sbar's scoring of Hans Richter's dada masterpiece Ghosts Before Breakfast, and ending with David Holzman playing the Wolpe Passacaglia. We will also show Eliska Cilkova's visual music pieces made from radioactive pianos at Chernobyl, plus works by Haleh Abgheri, Carlos Johns-Davila, and Duncan Neilson. 

The second concert on April 30 will feature music by Jonathan Kramer, Matthew Greenbaum, Jeffrey Mumford, and G.F. Haas.  Guest Artist: Stephanie Griffin, viola. 


Matthew Greenbaum, Co-curator; composer
Deborah Bradley-Kramer, Co-curator; pianist



Amphibian is an ongoing visual music series based at the HiArt Gallery in Chelsea and curated by composer Matthew Greenbaum (Temple University) and Deborah Bradley-Kramer, pianist and Lecturer I n Music at Columbia University.


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