ACA News and Events
-- "Aims of the Alliance," from ACA Bulletin, Vol 1, No. 1, April 1938
Video excerpts from this concert can be found on the ACA You Tube Channel.
The Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University presents a concert of music by American women composers on Sunday, April 14th at 3pm, in Dixon Recital Hall. The event is organized by composer Barbara Jazwinski, The Virginia Beer Professor of Music at Tulane, and Music Director, Spectri Sonori Contemporary Music Concert Series. The New York based ensemble, Lunatics at Large will perform works from the ACA catalog by Elizabeth Austin, Eleanor Cory, Barbara Jazwinski, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Beth Wiemann, and Joan Tower. Performing at this concert will be Amelia Lukas, flute; Vasko Dukovski, clarinet; Arthur Moeller, violin; Jen Herman, viola; and Steven Beck, piano.
Hailed as "young, energetic, and finely polished" by the New York Times, LUNATICS AT LARGE is a dynamic New York City-based ensemble that was formed at Mannes College of Music in 2007. Through thematic, interdisciplinary performances in ensemble formations ranging from solo to the full septet and beyond, the group juxtaposes established masterpieces of the 20th century against more recent works. Lunatics at Large thus encourages listeners to hear similarities between works written decades apart and to consider recent compositions within the context of the evolution of classical music since 1900.
Robert Lee, Countertenor, performs selections from H. Leslie Adams' masterful Nightsongs and Five Millay Songs. The recital is at WMP Concert Hall (31 E 28th St, New York, NY) on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4pm, with pianist Eric Sedgwick, featuring works of R. Strauss, Wolf, Brahms, Grieg, Hahn, H. Leslie Adams, and Hundley.
Tonight begins the 2013 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. 21 concerts will be presented between Tuesday and Saturday April 2-6. Distinguished guests from all over the world will take part in the festival. Further details are available at www.nycemf.org. Most concerts are at the CUNY Graduate Center, but the opening program on Tuesday April 2nd is at the Skirball Center at NYU. Other concerts are at Galapagos Art Space and Shape Shifter Lab, both in Brooklyn.
2013 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert Schedule below. For tickets, venue maps, etc. go here.
Tuesday, April 2
Concert 1: Skirball Center, NYU, 7:30-10 PM
Andrew Lewis, Dark Glass
Eric Lyon, NJ Honcho Wing (for John Chowning)
Elsa Justel, Yegl
Terry Pender, A Gentle Man
Francesco Galante, Itineraires (pour Edgard Varèse)
Tae Hong Park, The Machine Stops
Judy Klein, The Wolves of Bays Mountain
Christopher Haworth, Vertizontal Hearing (Up & Down, I then II)
Elizabeth Hoffman, Soundendipities
Eric Lyon, Spaced Images with Noise and Lines
Hubert Howe, Emergence
Full schedule (continued)
On Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m., Claudia Dumschat will perform Brian Schober's Veni Emmanuel for organ at the Church of The Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street just east of Fifth Avenue in New York City. Dr. Dumschat is the Music Director at the Church and will also be performing works by Messiaen and Part.
The Boca Raton Symphonia presents: CONNOISSEUR Concert 5 - April 21, 2013 - 4 pm; Constantine Kitsopoulos, Guest Conductor, Ilana Setapen, Violin Soloist
Lawrence Dillon's Amadeus ex Machina for chamber orchestra is a whimsical re-imagining of Mozart's 40th symphony from the perspective of
To the Point: Orchestra for the Next Century pays tribute to Paul Sacher in concert at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall.
Orchestra for the Next Century, Gary M. Schneider, Music Director, follows up its acclaimed NY debut in February at the Ecstatic Music Festival with a tribute to the great Swiss conductor and musical philanthropist Paul Sacher in a concert on April 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. The concert features two works Sacher commissioned from Stravinsky and Martinů paired with recent works by distinguished American composers Margaret Brouwer and Paul Moravec.
Tickets are $25 / $20 for students. For information and tickets, call 212-501-3330 or online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org.
Igor Stranvinsky’s Concerto in D for String Orchestra and Bohuslav Martinů’s Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani are among the many important works Sacher commissioned for his Basel Chamber Orchestra. Through his commissioning of new works from many of the most important composers of the 20th century, Sacher is responsible for the existence of an amazing number of landmark compositions, many of which entered the repertory and are performed every year in concert halls around the world.
CD RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT
"There were many fast and loose experimental methods in American composition in the 60’s and 70’s, headed up by John Cage as the ultimate authority on conceptual music, but I think Van Nostrand comes the closest to a full synthesis of techniques, notated and indeterminate, sounded and graphic. "
--Peter Nelson-King (Re-Composing, March 19, 2013)
Excerpt from the upcoming album liner notes by Mathew Rosenblum: "The long-awaited recording includes three extraordinary works by one of America's most original and forward-thinking composers. The music of Burr Van Nostrand (b. 1945), although both born from and deeply rooted in the anti-war counterculture avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s, remains as strikingly fresh and timeless today as when it was first performed...
Because of the extraordinary efforts of Malcolm Peyton (former Chair of Composition at NEC), Jason Belcher (composer/performer), Gina Genova (ACA Director), NEW WORLD RECORDS, New England Conservatory, and others, this music is being reintroduced for a new generation of listeners. (continued)
Talujon, while maintaining a busy touring schedule, continues to produce original programs in New York City to great praise, having received the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Talujon’s upcoming season will feature the music of John Cage and new commissions by Ross Bauer, David Felder, Phil Kline, Steve Ricks, Amy Williams and others. These performances will take place at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Roulette, Issue Project Room, The DiMenna Center and St. Peter’s Church in New York City.
Update: Premieres Concert
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th Street, New York, NY
New Works for percussion by Steve Ricks, Marc Mellits, Ross Bauer, and more.
MANY VOICES - with Christina Asher, contralto; Kaoru Hinata, flute; and Aminda Asher, cello, will perform Song of Water Clock at Night, by Brian Schober, as well as works by Theodore Wiprud, Henry Purcell, Alice Shields, and others. Wednesday, April 24, at 8pm. Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., New York City. Suggested donation $10 at the door.