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-- "Aims of the Alliance," from ACA Bulletin, Vol 1, No. 1, April 1938

Music of Frederick Tillis at International Horn Symposium in Memphis - July 31st

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 10:00am

Visit Memphis, Tennessee, July 29 - August 3, 2013 for the 45th annual symposium of the International Horn Society. A star-studded roster of Featured and Special Guest Artists, along with lectures, competitions, exhibits and all that Memphis has to offer will make for an exciting and memorable week.

On Wednesday, July 31, 10:00am, University of Massachusetts Amherst professor LAURA KLOCK, horn, with NADINE SHANK, piano and WILLIAM HITE, tenor will perform music of ACA composer FREDERICK C. TILLIS and others in workshops at the 45th International Horn Symposium in Memphis.

Dane Rudhyar piano music on Aucourant Records

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:00am


Aucourant Records upcoming release - the major piano music of Dane Rudhyar, played by Ron Squibbs. Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985) was a founding member of the “ultramoderns,” a group of American composers who rose to prominence in the 1920s. Other important ultramoderns included Henry Cowell (1897-1965), Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953), Carl Ruggles (1876-1971) and Edgard Varèse (1883-1965). Rudhyar, Cowell, and Varèse were early members of the American Composers Alliance, and Rudhyar scores are currently in print at ACA. Each of these composers wrote in a highly individual style, giving expression to a vision for American music that was open to both European and non-European influences.

Moscow Autumn Festival 2013 to present micro opera MeMarie by Richard Cameron-Wolfe

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 12:00am




Richard Cameron-Wolfe has been officially invited to participate in the “Moscow Autumn” Festival, where his micro-opera MeMarie will be paired with Moscow composer Sergei Zhukov’s Ave Maria on November 20, 2013, both performed by soprano Maria Biork. This will be the 35th year of the prestigious “Moscow Autumn” International Contemporary Music Festival. The Moscow Autumn Festival is a popular contemporary music event produced by the Moscow Composers Union featuring a range of different concerts at various venues.

New York Women Composers announce seed grant awards for 2013-14.

The New York Women Composers, founded in 1984, announces its Seed Money grants for the upcoming season. Awards for support of recordings as well as concerts have been designated for the following groups:


1.   Women Composers Festival of Hartford (Hartford, Connecticut). This year's festival will take place March 6-9, 2014.

2.   The Orchestra da Camera of San Anselmo, California. The orchestra is an award-winning string ensemble of pre-professional members of the Virtuoso Program at San Domenico School, directed by Ann Krinitsky

3.   Baritone singer Chai-Lun Yueh, a member of the college voice faculty at Trinity College and Wesleyan University

4.   The Nouveau Classical Project, an all-female cutting-edge music ensemble that reimagines classical and new music through interdisciplinary projects and connects emerging composers with diverse audiences

Lansing McLoskey takes 3rd place nationally in the American Prize Band/Wind Ensemble Competition 2013

Lansing McLosekyLansing McLosekyComposer Lansing McLoskey of Miami, FL has achieved 3rd Place nationally in The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Composition competition, 2013—professional division, for the work "What We Do Is Secret" McLoskey was selected from applications reviewed this spring from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts. Complete information on the website:

The composer provided this autobiographical sketch:

Described as "a major talent and a deep thinker with a great ear" by the American Composers Orchestra, "an engaging, gifted composer writing smart, compelling and fascinating music" by Gramophone Magazine, and "a distinctive voice in American music” composer Lansing McLoskey has had his music performed in fourteen countries on six continents. He has won more than two dozen national and international awards, including the prestigious Goddard Lieberson Fellowship

Music of Robert Carl featured at the Wintergreen Arts Festival, July 28th

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 12:00am

The Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy, Larry Alan Smith, Artistic and Executive Director, will present a series of more than 200 events in 28 days, July 8 - August 4th, in Wintergreen, Virginia. Composer Robert Carl will be featured in several concerts:

July 28---Coloring Sound’s Scent for oboe, cello and piano

July 31--composition recital: Nell Miller, Op. 1 for fixed media

A Clean Sweep for shakuhachi and fixed media Haiku of Buson for narrator and fixed media; Changing My Spots for open instrumentation (Robert Carl, shakuhachi and narrator)

Orpheus in the Afterworld, flute concerto by Lawrence Dillon (III. Bacchanal) to be performed by Carol Wincenc, Aug. 10th

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:00pm

Carol WincencCarol WincencLawrence Dillon's Orpheus in the Afterworld (Finale movement) to be performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Flute Association Concerto Concert on August 10, 2013 with Carol Wincenc, Flute, and Ransom Wilson, Conductor.

The third movement, BACCHANAL, combines aggressive rhythms and the ground bass from earlier movements into a furious bacchanal that demands percussive residual tones and stratospheric playing from the flutist.

Elliott Schwartz new work SNAPSHOTS featured at Walden Festival in New Hampshire, July 26th

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 7:30pm

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 7:30 pm

The popular Concert Series returns for 2013 with a five-week season across the Monadnock Region of NH. All concerts are free and open to the public.

On July 26th, Walden’s “house band” of exceptional performers present an electric concert of contemporary music to kick off Festival Week. This year’s Players are Jane Cords O’Hara, cello; Jane Chung, violin; Russell Greenberg, percussion; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Jessi Rosinski, flutes; Christa Van Alstine, clarinets; and Aaron Wunsch, piano. Concert to feature works by composers George Lewis and David Ludwig, and a brand new work by ELLIOTT SCHWARTZ, SNAPSHOTS, for flute, viola, and percussion.

Every year since 1973, The Walden School has offered free public concerts that have drawn enthusiastic audiences of music lovers to its New England venues.

World Premiere of Lawrence Dillon’s Sanctuary, by Seattle Chamber Music Society on July 8

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 8:00pm
Seattle Chamber Music SocietySeattle Chamber Music SocietyWorld premiere of Sanctuary, for horn, string quintet, and piano, by Lawrence Dillon, will be performed in Seattle's Nordstrom Recital Hall of Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street in Seattle, Washington, by the Seattle Chamber Music Society performers Nurit Bar-Josef, James Ehnes, Rebecca Albers, Julie Albers, Andrew Russo, Jordan Anderson, Jeffrey Fair.
Other works on the program are Beethoven’s 10 Variations on 'Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu' for Piano Trio, Op. 121a and Mozart’s Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563.

Tickets for the July 8 event are $15. For more information, call 206-283-8710 or visit this link for more info/tickets.

This summer, the Seattle Chamber Music Society (SCMS) is pleased to present 12 (!) concerts programmed by Artistic Director, James Ehnes . The Summer Festival runs from June 29-July 26 and features a number of exciting ensembles, including string quartets by Shostakovitch, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Barber, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (piano, four hand version).

The Complete Copland - by Aaron Copland and Vivian Perlis, now available from Pendragon Press.

Pendragon Press is proud to announce the publication of The Complete Copland by Aaron Copland and Vivian Perlis, the founding director of the Oral History of American Music (OHAM) archive at Yale University.
This hardbound volume with 150 illustrations and a new note to the reader by Ms. Perlis, combines and updates the two earlier books she co-authored with Copland, Copland:1900 Through 1942 and Copland: Since 1943.


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