ACA Audio Excerpts

Beth Wiemann | SLOW BURN


excerpt - Slow Burn

Burr Van Nostrand | EARTH MANUAL


Excerpt - Earth Manual; Joan Heller, soprano; Gunther Schuller, cond.

Scott L. Miller | CONSORTIUM


Recording from Willful Devices CD

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

Portrait Concert: Louis Karchin

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Se-Hee Jin, piano, with musicians from the Eastman School of Music

Portrait Concert: Louis Karchin  

Friday, October 16th, 7pm 

at Spectrum 

121 Ludlow St. #2

New York, NY

The American Living Composer Series, created by pianist Se-Hee Jin at the Eastman School of Music, will present compositions by Louis Karchin with a collective of young professionals from Eastman. The program features works for piano solo, piano and solo voice, piano and violin and six unaccompanied voices. 

Alice Shields work: Mioritza - Requiem for Rachel Corrie, at ICSC in Russia, Oct. 4

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 8:00pm

On October 4th, Mioritza - Requiem for Rachel Corrie for trombone and tape by Alice Shields will be performed at ICSC 2015, the 3rd International Csound Conference, which takes place from October 24, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The conference features three days of computer music - concerts, workshops, meetings and papers in the global community of composers, sound designers and programmers. Mioritza will be performed at the final concert on Oct. 4th, together with music by Massimo Bassan, Alexey Glazkovm, Stockhausen, and others.

Music on the Edge with Burr Van Nostrand and more, at SubCulture, New York City, Nov. 24

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 8:00pm

       Burr Van Nostrand


Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Time: 8 pm

Location: SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street NYC

Admission: For ticketing info, call 212-533-5470 or visit this link


Music on the Edge will present a concert of new music at SubCulture in New York City. The concert will feature works by Eric Moe, Amy Williams, Roger Zahab, Mathew Rosenblum, and ACA composer Burr Van Nostrand. The performers will be cellist Dave Eggar, flutist Lindsey Goodman, percussionist Lisa Pegher, and pianists Amy Williams and Eric Moe.

Elizabeth R. Austin in residence at Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, Oct. 22 concert

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:00pm

             Elizabeth R. Austin


Date: Thursday October 22nd, 2015

Time: 8 pm

Location: Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University

Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, TN

Admission: Free

For more info, visit this link


Baltimore-born composer and organist Elizabeth R. Austin is an American artist with international appeal. Her works are performed in Europe, Scandinavia and South Africa, as well as in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Her music has been received with distinction and has been broadcast worldwide, especially featured on Germany’s Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. She also serves as organist/choir director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Windham Center, CT.

World premiere of Eleanor Cory's "Rikers Island" with Ensemble Pi, Oct. 10

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ensemble Pi Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Annual Peace Concert Series With "Music & Captivity"

Eleanor Cory: Rikers Island (World Premiere)

Frederic Rzewski: Attica

Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

Excerpt from Joseph Assadourian’s theatrical piece, The Bullpen

October 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. @ The Sheen Center, NYC

The rise of mass incarceration and the racial disparities it reveals have become pressing issues today. For the 10th anniversary of its annual Peace Concerts series, the socially conscious music collective Ensemble Pi presents a program of contemporary chamber works written in response to imprisonment, its politics, and the emotional toil it takes on inmates.

The concert’s highlight is the world premiere of Rikers Island (2015) by veteran New York composer Eleanor Cory. Scored for clarinet, piano, cello, violin, and a narrator, the work draws mostly from the newly published These Are Hard Times for a Dreamer – the fruit of a two-year workshop at Rikers Island, led by NY Writers Coalition. Written by women inmates, the texts and poems mine with great pathos family tragedies and the pain of raising children while being incarcerated.

The program also includes Frederic Rzewski’s minimalist masterpiece, Attica (1972), composed in the wake of the 1971 upstate New York prison rebellion. Scored for narrator and open ensemble, the work is based on

John Gibson's Out of Hand performed by NC Symphony Special Events, Oct. 29th

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 9:00pm

NC Symphony presents "Mission Red" a special event concert featuring music for brass, keyboard, and electronics. Artists performing music of John Gibson, Eric Ewazen, James Mobberley, and Michael Davis, include Jonathan Randazzo, trombone; Alex Fioto, trumpet; Olga Kleiankina, keyboard. Tickets are $13 and available online or at the door of Kings, in Raleigh.

Miriam Gideon's setting of "To Thomas Moore" will be performed at Oxford, Oct. 19th

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:30pm

Gillian Keith, Simon LepperGillian Keith  (soprano), Matthew Hargreaves (bass-baritone) & Simon Lepper (pianist) will be performing music on texts of Burns, Byron, and Moore - three poets whose far-reaching influence in song may be surprising. From traditional Celtic melodies to songs by Schumann, Loewe and Berlioz, Gillian Keith (visiting Oxford Lieder for the first time), Matthew Hargreaves and Simon Lepper explore a rich array of settings. Miriam Gideon's setting "To Thomas Moore" with text by Lord Byron, from her work Poet to Poet, is scheduled to be performed. Holywell Music Room, £25  More info here

Pianist Simon Lepper is a professor of piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music, London where he also co-ordinates the piano accompaniment course. He is an official accompanist for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

The concert is part of Oxford Lieder Festival 2015: 16th - 31st October.

Miriam Gideon's work Poet to Poet (1987) for high voice and piano contains three movements -


Marc Peloquin plays music by Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Del Tredici, and Lionel Nowak on October 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 3:00pm

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Time: 3 pm

Location: Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD

Admission: Free

For more info, visit this link



Pianist Marc Peloquin will play a concert of music by composer-pianists, including Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, David Del Tredici, and ACA composer Lionel Nowak at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, October 4 at 3 PM.


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