ACA News and Events
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Axis (2005) for solo percussion and string quartet
Tocsin (2009) for six percussionists
Performers:the Red Fish Blue Fish Ensemble
Le journal du corps (2010) for string quartet
Performers: the JACK Quartet
Horn player Laura Klock has recorded a new CD of contemporary works for french horn and various instruments, featuring some of the composers who have energized and inspired her over the years. Written by and recorded with her friends, this disc indeed spreads the word about these exciting new works for horn by Emanuel Rubin, Frederick C. Tillis, Jeff Myers, Robert Stern, Hsueh-Yung Shen, and Salvatore Macchia. Tillis’s composition on this compilation is Spiritual Fantasy No. 5 (for horn and piano), with Nadine Shank as pianist.
Composer H. Leslie Adams was honored at the 55th annual awards ceremony on June 25th. His lifetime achievement artist in music award was presented by Joel Smirnoff, president of the Cleveland Institute of Music. The Opus 216 Quartet performed excerpts from Adams' String Quartet (2003). Other award winners included visual artist Julian Stanczak, and Jules and Mike Belkin.
Join John Eaton, friends, Pocket Opera Players, the New York Composers Circle, and ACA for a celebration of music by John Eaton.
This retrospective will include works for soloists and ensemble: "Mass II" and "El Divino Narciso" as well as songs for voice and piano. Carmen Helena-Tellez will be the music director.
More information to be posted here soon.
John Eaton, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago, is a composer with special interest in opera. Called "the most interesting opera composer writing in America today" by Andrew Porter in the London Financial Times, Eaton has penned over fifteen operas and garnered international acclaim as a composer and performer of electronic and microtonal music. Notable works include his television opera, Myshkin; and the operas The Cry of Clytaemnestra and The Tempest.
In conjunction with composer Amy Williams on piano, JACK Quartet will present works by David Liptak, Taylor Brook, and Amy Williams.
Time Spans - JACK Quartet with Amy Williams
New date and time: Saturday, June 27, 2015 11:00 am
Union Congregational Church, Crested Butte, CO
Composer and pianist H. Leslie Adams wins the 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize $10,000 Life Achievement Award for his career as a pianist and composer.
His music is published by American Composers Alliance, and includes Nightsongs, a song cycle on poetry of African-American writers, and his Twenty-Six Etudes for Solo Piano, recorded most recently by pianists Thomas Otten and Maria Corley. A newly engraved edition of Nightsongs and ten Etudes from his collection is now available through ACA.
The ticketed awards ceremony will take place at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Thursday, June 25, from 6:30 - 8 pm, with an after-party reception scheduled for 8 pm that evening.
Date and Time: June 13, 2015 @ 7 pm
Location: Riverside Church Theatre, 490 Riverside Dr., NYC
Tickets: $15 General Admission/$10 for Students and Seniors
For more information, call 212-870-6784 or visit http://www.chambermusiccenter.com/.
Lawrence Dillon’s Amadeus ex Machina will be performed on Saturday, June 13 at 7:00 PM by the Chamber Music Center of New York Camerata, Sybille Johner, Conductor, at Riverside Church Theatre, 490 Riverside Drive in New York, New York. This will be part of CMC Camerata’s Chamber Orchestras concert.
Richard Cameron-Wolfe’s composition A Song Built from Fire for soprano and piano was performed on June 4, in Beijing, China. During their multi-city China concert tour, Los Angeles-based artists and Claremont College faculty members Gayle Blankenburg (pianist) and Anne Harley (soprano) presented it at Beijing Capital Normal University on June 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm. The text for Cameron-Wolfe’s work is by Catalan poet Jacint Verdaguer.
Cameron-Wolfe’s music was included on a concert program of works by American and Asian composers.