ACA News and Events
-- "Aims of the Alliance," from ACA Bulletin, Vol 1, No. 1, April 1938
Dane Rudhyar's important place in 20th-century American music has been recognized more and more in recent years; e.g., a full chapter in Carol Oja's Making Music Modern (Oxford, 2003). And now, via two anthologies of modernist luminaries on the British LTM label, his remarkable music is readily available to European audiences. Recordings of his Tetragrams, by ACA composer-pianist Richard Cameron-Wolfe, are included in The French Avant-Garde in the 20th Century (LTMCD 2571) and The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century (LTMCD 2579).
Otto Luening's works for cello, performed by John Kneiling, cello and Mescal Wilson, piano
at Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Saturday November 8th 2014 at 8pm
Compositions from Otto Luening's extensive repertoire for cello spanning 70 years will be performed by John Kneiling, cello and Mescal Wilson, piano.
BEN HOLT MEMORIAL BRANCH PRESENTS ACCLAIMED PIANIST THOMAS OTTEN IN RECITAL
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Center
Pianist Thomas Otten will be playing a fundraising recital for the National Association of Negro Musicians on Sunday, Oct. 19th at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. The program includes the Piano Etudes, Part II, of African American composer H. Leslie Adams. Otten's CD of these pieces was recently released on Albany Records. Otten's 2012 performance ( 3 of the Etudes) can be seen at this youtube link.
This is Otten's first performance in Maryland since graduating from UM in 1983! A new edition of 9 of the piano etudes has been published this year by the American Composers Alliance.
Lawrence Dillon’s The Voice for violin and piano will be presented by members of the Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, September 28 – 3:00 PM at Halle Cultural Art Center, 237 N. Salem Street in Apex, North Carolina.
The Voice was written in 2008 and has been recorded by violinist Danielle Belen for Naxos. It is Dillon's melancholic, dramatic embellishment of a transcribed aria for a soprano, from his own 2001 opera Buffa.
Close to Home program:
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – 3pm Halle Cultural Art Center, Apex, NC
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 – 3pm Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest, NC
Featuring the works of composers in the Raleigh area including: Lawrence Dillon, composer-in-residence at UNC Chapel Hill; nationally award winning Bryan Putnam; nationally recognized Lanette Lind; flutist and publisher Ann Pearce, and rising star Daniel Poissant.
On November 14, 2014 (Friday) • 4:00 pm, at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in NYC, Baritone Chai-Lun Yueh, 2013 recipient of a seed money grant from New York Women Composers, will be presenting a concert that includes three works by Sarah Meneely-Kyder with texts performed in Mandarin Chinese.