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"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

Hear Something New: TAK performs music from the American Composers Alliance, May 29th

Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 8:00pm

“The five young musicians of TAK are individual virtuosos who bring incredible energy and expertise to every work they program. You are sure to be drawn into the unexpected and sublime while listening to the new and newest works for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin and percussion. Their concerts are not to be missed!” 
- Lucy Shelton

TAK is Laura Cocks, Liam Kinson, Marina Kifferstein, Ellery Trafford, and Charlotte Mundy.  TAK is a New York based chamber ensemble who seeks to deliver energetic and virtuosic performances of contemporary classical music through their, “restless strands of ever-shifting color and vigor,”(Feast of Music). They frequently collaborate with video and installation artists and experimental theater to create immersive concert experiences.

TAK plays ACA

Friday, May 29, 2015   8pm
Cary Hall - DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Multiplicity for 6 violins to be performed at 2015 Hot Springs Music Festival, June 5

Date: 
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 7:30pm

Lawrence Dillon's Multiplicity for Six Violins is scheduled to be performed by Leonel Garza and five additional violinists, including Saikat Karmakar, Brian Roach, Bobby Gonzales, Eunji Park, and Christine Kim. The Hot Springs Music Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and takes place from May 31 t hrough June 13th at various venues in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The Hot Springs Music Festival’s mission is twofold: (1) to provide performance experience and mentorship opportunities to especially talented international pre-professional musicians, and (2) to provide high-quality music performances and performing arts-related activities at reasonable cost to residents of and visitors to Arkansas and the Hot Springs community. - See more at: http://hotmusic.org/magnolia-ball/about/mission/#sthash.nJz00N8H.dpuf
The Hot Springs Music Festival’s mission is twofold: (1) to provide performance experience and mentorship opportunities to especially talented international pre-professional musicians, and (2) to provide high-quality music performances and performing arts-related activities at reasonable cost to residents of and visitors to Arkansas and the Hot Springs community. - See more at: http://hotmusic.org/magnolia-ball/about/mission/#sthash.nJz00N8H.dpuf
The Hot Springs Music Festival’s mission is twofold: (1) to provide performance experience and mentorship opportunities to especially talented international pre-professional musicians, and (2) to provide high-quality music performances and performing arts-related activities at reasonable cost to residents of and visitors to Arkansas and the Hot Springs community.

Zeitgeist and Scott Miller celebrate the release of Miller’s new CD “Tipping Point” in the Twin Cities, 6/12 - 14, 2015

Date: 
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:30pm

 

 

Dates and Times: Fri. and Sat. June 12-13 @ 7:30 pm; Sun. June 14 @ 2 pm

Location:Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul

Tickets: $10 Fri. and Sun.; $20 Sat.* (reception + encore performance)
 

excerpt - "Pure Pleasure" Patti Cudd, vibraphone, percussion

 

*Saturday’s performance includes wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a post-concert reception with Scott Miller, plus an encore performance at 9 p.m. featuring Fifth Column. Enjoy one or both performances for $20.

June in Buffalo marks 40th Anniversary - Harvey Sollberger one of many composers featured

Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 7:30pm

Harvey Sollberger

June in Buffalo, the region’s signature event for new music, will mark its 40th anniversary this year by bringing some of the greatest minds in contemporary classical music composition and performance to Western New York.

The event, part conference and part festival, was founded in 1975 by composer and UB faculty member Morton Feldman. In an era of intense cultural creativity, it helped solidify Buffalo’s standing as one of the nation’s most celebrated centers for contemporary music.

This year’s lineup includes 16 concerts and recitals that are open to the public from May 29 to June 7.

- See more at: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/campus.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2015/05/jib_composers.detail.html#sthash.j80HtigR.dpuf

June in Buffalo, the region’s signature event for new music, will mark its 40th anniversary this year by bringing some of the greatest minds in contemporary classical music composition and performance to Western New York.

The event, part conference and part festival, was founded in 1975 by composer and UB faculty member Morton Feldman. In an era of intense cultural creativity, it helped solidify Buffalo’s standing as one of the nation’s most celebrated centers for contemporary music.

This year’s lineup includes 16 concerts and recitals that are open to the public from May 29 to June 7.

- See more at: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/campus.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2015/05/jib_composers.detail.html#sthash.j80HtigR.dpuf

June in Buffalo, the region’s signature event for new music, will mark its 40th anniversary this year by bringing some of the greatest minds in contemporary classical music composition and performance to Western New York.

The event, part conference and part festival, was founded in 1975 by composer and UB faculty member Morton Feldman. In an era of intense cultural creativity, it helped solidify Buffalo’s standing as one of the nation’s most celebrated centers for contemporary music.

This year’s lineup includes 16 concerts and recitals that are open to the public from May 29 to June 7.

- See more at: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/campus.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2015/05/jib_composers.detail.html#sthash.j80HtigR.dpuf
June in Buffalo, will mark its 40th anniversary this year by bringing together great minds in contemporary classical music composition and performance to Western New York. The event, part conference and part festival, was founded in 1975 by composer and UB faculty member Morton Feldman. In an era of intense cultural creativity, it helped solidify Buffalo’s standing as one of the nation’s most celebrated centers for contemporary music. This year, the festival includes 16 concerts and recitals that are open to the public from May 29 to June 7. Performances will range from intimate solo recitals by world-famous violinist Irvine Arditti on UB’s North Campus and influential composer, conductor and flutist Harvey Sollberger at Pausa Art House.

The full schedule is here

June in Buffalo, the region’s signature event for new music, will mark its 40th anniversary this year by bringing some of the greatest minds in contemporary classical music composition and performance to Western New York.

The event, part conference and part festival, was founded in 1975 by composer and UB faculty member Morton Feldman. In an era of intense cultural creativity, it helped solidify Buffalo’s standing as one of the nation’s most celebrated centers for contemporary music.

- See more at: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/campus.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2015/05/jib_composers.detail.html#sthash.j80HtigR.dpuf

Monday, June 1

New York New Music Ensemble*

7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Featuring the music of June in Buffalo faculty composers:

  • Martin Bresnick – Bird as Prophet (2003)
  • Lukas Foss – Echoi (1963)
  • Harvey SollbergerThe Advancing Moment (1993)
  • Charles Wuorinen – New York Notes (1982)

Pianist Nadia Shpachenko performs music by Tom Flaherty at Bargemusic, June 12 @ 8 pm

Date: 
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8:00pm

 

Date and Time: Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 8 pm

Location: Bargemusic, Brooklyn (located at the Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge)

Tickets: $35 General Admission/$30 Seniors/$15 Students; tickets may be purchased at this link

   

Bargemusic’s Here and Now Series

   

Music for a New B’ak’tun for solo piano (with toy piano and electronics)
 

Program:   

James Matheson Cretic Variations (2013) (NY Premiere)

Adam Schoenberg Picture Etudes (2013) (NY Premiere)

Tom Flaherty Part Suite-a (2013) (NY Premiere)

Airdancing (2013) (NY Premiere)

Peter Yates Finger Songs (2013) (NY Premiere)

YAEL MANOR DEBUT RECORDING - "ELIXIR" solo works for piano, Concert & CD Release Event, June 9

Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 7:30pm

Concert and CD Release party:  Tues. June 9, 2015
7:30 PM

The Concert Space at Beethoven Pianos
211 West 58th Street
New York City

Seven premiere recordings of solo piano music from the catalog of the American Composers Alliance will be released on June 9th. The pianist, Yael Manor, is a young performer and champion of new music, regularly collaborating with composers both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Yael has been praised for her artistic sensitivity and breathtaking and powerful performances.  Her debut release, Elixir, is the first album to be produced by the American Composers Alliance (ACA) - USA Label. The album brings a myriad of colors and emotions to a collection of solo works from the 20th and 21st centuries.  Works on the recording span from 1953 through 2014.
(Photography: Adi Ashkenazi Images Venue Courtesy of Cantabile Piano Arts)

Get Tickets here

Ross Bauer new work "Agnus Dei" at UC Davis, May 16

Date: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Ross BauerThe UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, William Cooper, Director, will perform the premiere of Ross Bauer's Agnus Dei at the Episcopal Church of Saint Martin in Davis, California, as well as a new work by Nicaraguan-American composer and guitarist Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro, among others. 

Scheduled program:

Gabriel Bolaños Chamorro: Grottes d’Arcy-sur-Cure

Alex Van Gils and Claudio Monteverdi: Cruda Amarilli

Ross Bauer: Agnus Dei 

William David Cooper: Leonce und Lena 
   a five-minute opera based on a play by Georg Büchner
   Carrie Hennessey (Lena)
   Omari Tau (Leonce)
   Jonathan Spatola-Knoll, conductor

Connecticut Composers Inc. and American Composers Forum co-present music by Elizabeth R. Austin on “National Composer Night Out,” May 14th

Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:30pm

 

Date and Time: May 14th, 2015 @ 7:30PM

Location: The Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern St. West Hartford, CT

Tickets: visit www.ctcomposers.org for more information

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