ACA News and Events
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American Composers Alliance (ACA) Music for Piano, and Holiday Party
Tenri Gallery, New York City
Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Pianists: Marc Peloquin, Yael Manor, and Christopher Oldfather (with Fredrica Wyman)
Sample of piano music by Lionel Nowak "Capriccio"
Sample of piano piece by Otto Luening, written for Lionel Nowak "Right Hand Path"
Performances of T. L. Read's Lightning Galop, an orchestral fanfare commissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in celebration of its 80th season will open concerts by the VSO, conducted by Anthony Princiotti.
December 12 (Barre Opera House, Barre, VT) 7:30pm
December 13 (Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT) 7:30pm
December 14 (Paramount Theatre, Rutland, VT) 3:00pm
NOVEMBER 20TH, 2014 concert at 8 PM ( Reception at 7PM)
EVOLUTIONS: SHIFTING SONIC LANDSCAPES
THE DIMENNA CENTER, Cary Hall, 450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018 (212) 594-6100
Ecce’s season opener at the DiMenna Center on Thursday November 20th explores the shifting landscapes of the contemporary American scene. Jason Eckardt’s politically charged Rendition tackles the issue of military use of torture, while Reiko Fueting’s light asleep, is a philosophical treatise on memory, disembodiment and the artists’ existential crisis, inspired by the Jean Paul Richter quote,
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The Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
at Arizona State University
Simone Mancuso, Director
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Katzin Concert Hall (Location link)
Arizona State University School of Music
50 Gammage Parkway, Tempe, AZ
New music of Martin Boykan, Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, David Froom, Tom Flaherty, Karl Kroeger, Daniel Perlongo, Phillip Rhodes,
Jody Rockmaker, and Beth Wiemann. Free Admission.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Cheah Chan Duo, consisting of vocalist Phillip Cheah and pianist Trudy Chan, will be performing a commemorative concert on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The concert will feature music by Ned Rorem, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein and more.
Billed as “musical ruminations on war and peace,” the program includes “War Scenes” by Ned Rorem, selections from “Le Tombeau de Couperin” by Maurice Ravel, and works by Leonard Bernstein, Francis Poulenc, George Butterworth, and Robert Savage. The ruminations will be literary as well, featuring the poetry of Walt Whitman, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Guillaume Apollonaire, and Louis Aragon put to music.
Brazen Guns and Gentle Doves
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 pm
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
Tickets: $20 / $12 for students and seniors
Advance Tickets: $15 (available on-line)
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Who Wants Love? Songs of Exile by Franz Waxman
Sunday, November 16 @ 4 pm
Old Stone House
PO Box 150613
336 Third Street, bet. 4th/5th Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone
Richard Gordon, piano
Franz Waxman was a German-born, Jewish-American composer, known primarily for his work in film, composing scores for The Bride of Frankenstein, Rebecca and Rear Window. He also composed concert works, including the oratorio Joshua (1959), and The Song of Terezin (1965) — a work for orchestra, chorus, and children’s chorus based upon poetry written by children in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II. Waxman founded the Los Angeles Music Festival in 1947 with which he conducted a number of West Coast premieres by fellow film composers, and concert composers alike.
Martin Boykan has released a new CD entitled Music For Piano (1986-2007), available now on Bridge Records. Pianist Donald Berman’s recording of Martin Boykan’s piano music gives passionate voice to the music of one of America’s most undervalued composers. Berman describes the music as: "..lyrical, yet atonal; melodic, yet with wide leaps in register; it sustains over large expanses, yet has quick inner pulsing."
Berman describes his encounter with Boykan’s music: "At the start I was awed by the diamond-like purity of individual moments, daunted by the complex counterpoint…it was music that lived in my head for a long time after performing it. It is deeply personal."