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ACA Audio Excerpts

Jan Gilbert | IN THE BEGINNING: A Native American Legend from the Tlingit Tribe of the Northwest Coast


Excerpt - "Raven's Waltz"



IUP Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp, conductor, m32 to 37

Daniel Perlongo | BY VERSE DISTILLS


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

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

Piano Etudes of H. Leslie Adams, new release on Albany Records, with Thomas Otten

   The World Premiere (First Complete Performance) of the Twenty-Six Etudes for Solo Piano, by H. Leslie Adams, in two concerts, and a new CD release:

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
   Part One, Numbers 1-12
   Maria Corley, soloist

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
   Part Two, Numbers 13-26
   Thomas Otten, soloist

Chapel Hill Auditorium
The University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

The composer will be present at this event.

September 1, 2014 is the release date for the Albany Records disc of the Etudes Part II, performed by Thomas Otten. Part I of the Etudes was previously recorded on Albany by Maria Corley. Both disks are available at Albany Records, Amazon, and other shops.

A special new edition of Nine Etudes from these collections has been recently published by the American Composers Alliance.

Joel Suben world premiere piano trio with New York Philharmonic Ensembles, Nov. 23

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 15:00

NY Philharmonic Ensembles SeriesPhilharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall - "Up close and personal" series this season will feature the world premiere of Joel Eric Suben's Piano Trio “Ballo di Corte” on Sunday, Nov. 23rd at 3pm. Ballo di Corte is the 2nd movment of Suben's A Memory of Youth. Other works on the program include Beethoven, Schubert, and Schnittke.

Beth Wiemann's 'Before the Snow' on tour with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Sept. 19-29

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 19:30

Beth WiemannBeth Wiemann VSO’s “Made in Vermont Music Festival” tours the state, September 19-29, with concerts in Johnson, Bellow's Falls, St. Albans, and other towns. The program includes a concerto by Dittersdorf for an undersung pair of solo instruments--viola and double bass—and Holst’s popular St. Paul’s Suite. Beth Wiemann, a Burlington native, will join the VSO to introduce the world premiere work she has written for the VSO, “Before the Snow.”

Richard Brooks cantata L'apres-midi d'un Schoenberg, in two performances - University of North Texas, and New York City, Sept. 17, 22

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 19:30

UNT Music Library and College of Music present: Pierrot Throughout the World:
A Concert by The UNT Pierrot Chamber Players
Dr. Arturo Ortega, conductor

Wednesday, September 17​ at 8:00 PM
Voertman Hall, UNT College of Music
415 Avenue C
Denton, TX 76203

Monday, September 22 at 7:30 PM
Austrian Cultural Forum
11 E. 52nd St.
New York, NY  10022

Tony Arnold sings the premiere performance of David Liptak's DOVE SONGS, Sept. 7th

Tony ArnoldTony Arnold

Soprano Tony Arnold joins pianist Alison d'Amato and flutist Bonita Boyd in a song recital in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music on Sunday, September 7th, at 3 pm. Curated by David Liptak, the program presents Twilight Butterfly (2013) by Augusta Read Thomas, Five Lyrics of Louise Bogan (1977) by Warren Benson, Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro (1980) by Joseph Schwantner, and the premiere performance of Dove Songs (2014) by David Liptak, using poetry by Rita Dove.

The Chicago Tribune writes, “anything sung by soprano Tony Arnold is worth hearing.” Hailed by the New York Times as “a bold, powerful interpreter,” she is recognized internationally as a leading proponent of new music in concert and recording, praised for her sparkling and insightful performances of the most daunting contemporary scores.


Tenor Variations for Tenoroon and Piano by Elliott Schwartz, premiere by Henry Skolnick, August 7th

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 13:00

bassoonistHenry SkolnickbassoonistHenry Skolnick will premiere Tenor Variations for Tenoroon and Piano by Elliott Schwartz at the IDRS conference at NYU Steinhardt on August 7 at 1:00 PM.

Concert will take place at the Black Box Theater on Washington Square East. Henry Skolnick and Paul Vasile are the performers, and the entire program is for either contra or the tenoroon.

Henry Skolnick was a member of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, in Miami, for eighteen years and taught bassoon and wind chamber music at Florida International University for fifteen years. He has been on the summer faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp since 2004. In addition to his years in the Florida Philharmonic, he has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Chicago Symphony’s musicNOW series,

Lawrence Dillon - premiere of new concerto for cello and bass, plus Poke, for orchestra, Oct. 12

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 15:00

"Get us to the hall on time"Low and Lower"Get us to the hall on time"

On October 12 and 14, 2014 - Low and Lower (Brooks Whitehouse, cello; Paul Sharpe, bass) perform with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, the world premiere performances of Lawrence Dillon's Poke (orchestral version) and a new work written for them, Katabasis (concerto for cello, double bass and orchestra).  Additional performances are planned for the Boise and Portland Symphonies.

Joel Gressel's The Public Option, and the other goings-on, at Gallery MC, Thurs. July 24th

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 19:30

Circuit Bridges Concert No. 6: Reinforcing Bridges

Thu Jul 24 at Gallery MC
Music ·
Join us for Circuit Bridges Concert No. 6: Reinforcing Bridges featuring electroacoustic music, dance, and video.


Richard Cameron-Wolfe's Lapis Lazuli and Sacre-Lege performed in Kiev, May 25th

Two works by Richard Cameron-Wolfe were performed on May 25, 2014 during the XXIV International Festival “Musical Premieres of the Season”, held at the Music Hall of the National Union of Composers in Kiev, Ukraine. His Lapis Lazuli (2000; for flute and piano was performed by Sergey Vilka and Vitaly Kyanitsya and his Sacre-lege (2013; for quintet, crafted entirely from musical materials in Stravinsky’s “Sacre”) was performed by Ensemble Sed Contra.


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