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.
ACA News and Events
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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.
On Thursday, July 17, the California Summer Music Festival (July 5-28), in Sonoma Valley will feature Louis Karchin (brief composer residency), with students and faculty of the festival presenting five recent Karchin works: Ricercare, Four Sketches (both for solo violin), Two Lyrics for solo cello, Lyrics II for piano, and Second String Quartet. The concert is at 8 PM in the Green Music Center of Sonoma State University, in Rohnert Park, CA and admission is free.
The Society for New Music 2014 Brian Israel Prize Winners Announced: Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Ross Scott Griffey, for his All suddenly the wind comes soft, for piano, and JunYi Chow (photo) for A Night without Voices, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion.
The winner of the Society's $750 Israel prize is John Liberatore for his work She rose, and let me in, a set of variations for piano. The New York Federation of Music Clubs Israel Prize was awarded to Michael Boyman for Anger Management – Therapy for Piano Duo, 2013. The composer and violist is also the recipient of the 2014 BMI Foundation William Schuman Award.
Three American composers have been invited to the Seal Bay Festival for July 2014:
Daniel S. Godfrey
Cassatt String Quartet (New York, NY)
Composers and performers will be in residence at the festival’s home base on Vinalhaven Island and nearby coastal areas of Maine. The festival contains concerts, workshops, public radio interviews, art gallery performances, and much more. The festival’s goal is to make American chamber music a living experience for concert audiences, artists and school children in a geographical and cultural setting (the year-round population of coastal Maine).
June 16, Louis Karchin will conduct the splendid Orchestra of the League of Composers in a program of Suzanne Farrin (world premiere) David Froom, David Lang, Philip Glass, and Webern's Symphony, Op. 21 (commissioned by the League in 1927).
SEASON FINALE 2014 — JUNE 16th!
Join Oerknal! for a set of concerts exploring the relationship between music and words!
Lunatics!, June 11 and 12 concerts including:
Nathan Heidelberger - My Hands Are Empty (2011)
Helmut Lachenmann - Pression (1970)
Lewis Nielson - ...the crisis of conscience when making war but the need is to make love (and vice versa)... (2008)
conductor - Gregory Charette
mezzo-soprano - Marine Fribourg
composer-in-residence - Nathan Heidelberger
poetry and spoken word - Amber-Helena Reisig
Featuring music by our 2014 composer-in-residence Nathan Heidelberger, including Descriptions of the Moon - a song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano that sets texts from nine different authors and poets. This song cycle will be interwoven with a new composition by Nathan written especially for Oerknal! Also on the docket are …the crisis of conscience when making war but the need is to make love (and vice versa)… - a fiercely energetic and original sextet by American composer Lewis Nielson –
The 2014 Festival of Contemporary Music, directed by John Harbison and Michael Gandolfi, highlights the works of American composers, with performances of contemporary chamber music by Martin Boykan, Jacob Druckman, Yehudi Wyner and Steve Mackey, and TMC commissions of Bernard Rands Folk Songs (world premiere) and Benjamin Scheuers Voices (world premiere).
The 2014 Festival of Contemporary Music has been endowed in perpetuity by the generosity of Dr. Raymond H. and Mrs. Hannah H. Schneider, with additional support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Fromm Music Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund.