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ACA Audio Excerpts

Daniel Perlongo | TAPESTRY, for Organ

perlongo_tapestry_1006_to_1030.mp3

Tapestry, excerpt 2, Carol Teti, organ

Daniel Perlongo | BY VERSE DISTILLS

by_verse_distills_i.mp3

11/4/89, By Verse Distills, I, Sarah Mantel, msop, Delight Malitsky, vl, John Kuehn, cl, Donna Coleman, pno

David Liptak | CONCERTO FOR VIOLA AND PERCUSSION

concertoviolapercivspeakingyourmind.mp3

excerpt, 4th movement, *Speaking Your Mind, *performed by John Graham, viola, and the McCormick Percussion Group.

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

ACA Holiday concert - Piano music of Lionel Nowak, Otto Luening, and more, Dec. 6th

Date: 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:30pm

Marc Peloquin, Yael Manor, Christopher Oldfather

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"

 

Premiere Performances of Thomas L. Read's Lightning Galop by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:30pm

Premiere performances of Thomas L. Read's Lightning Galop - Dec. 12, 13, and 14

 

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

Martin Boykan's new piano trio (No. 4) premiere by ECCE, November 20th

Date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:00pm

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,

Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) performs music by American composers, Sun. Nov. 16th

:: ACME ::
The Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
at Arizona State University

Simone Mancuso, Director

Sunday, November 16, 2014
2:00 p.m.
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.

Brazen Guns and Gentle Doves Saturday, November 8

Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

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)

Email info@cheahchanduo.com for more information.

Who Wants Love Songs? Songs of exile by Franz Waxman performed at Old Stone House November 16

Date: 
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Who Wants Love?  Songs of Exile by Franz Waxman

Sunday, November 16 @ 4 pm

 

Old Stone House

Washington Park

PO Box 150613

336 Third Street, bet. 4th/5th Avenues

Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

Robert Osborne, bass-baritone

Richard Gordon, piano

 

Tickets:  $20

 

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's new release: Music for Piano (1986-2007)

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."

 

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