ACA Audio Excerpts



The Public Option, excerpt

Michael Dellaira | THREE RIVERS


Three Rivers - excerpt - Slovak Radio Orch Joel Eric Suben, cond.

James Beale | SEXTET for Winds and Piano Op. 39

Beale_WoodwindQuintet excerpt.mp3

excerpt from 3rd movement

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

Gheorghe Costinescu, retrospective concert, Merkin Concert Hall, May 5th

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

Gheorghe Costinescu: 45 Years in New York City

A Multi-Media Retrospective of composer Gheorghe Costinescu, in his 80th-birthday year;
with some of New York's most important contemporary music artists, including:

Lucy Shelton, soprano
Yungee Rhie, soprano
Stephen Gosling, piano
Cyrus Stevens, violin
Aaron Kahn, trumpet
Voxare String Quartet
Jeremy Gill, conductor

Tuesday, May 5, 2015,  8:00pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Reception following the concert

"The Death of Webern," an opera by Michael Dellaira, at the University of Miami (FL) on 4/23/15






















Date and Time: April 23, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Location: University of Miami Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall - Frost Opera Theater

Admission: Free to all


The Death of Webern

An Opera in Two Acts

Music by Michael Dellaira, Libretto by J. D. McClatchy

Alan Johnson, artistic director

Featuring U. of Miami Voice Faculty: Tony Boutté, Maria Denison, Esther Jane Hardenbergh, Kevin Short, and Alan Johnson plus Frost Opera Theater Alumni and Students

Daria Semegen "Sonic Spring" at Stony Brook April 17th

On Friday, April 17 at 8:00 PM, Daria Semegen and friends presented a dazzling program of electronic music sound sculptures, virtuoso instrumental performance, and video projection - at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. It was the 41st Annual Concert (free event) presented by the SBU Electronic Music Studio.  The program included works by Tatsuya Tasaki, Taylor D. Ackley, Keenan Zach, Jonathon Kustin, Daniel A. Weymouth, Daria Semegen, Dylan Ebrahimian, Antonio Pellegrino, Phillip Baldwin, Juan Sorrentino, and Greg Mulzet.

World premiere of Brian Schober's "Zephyrs" for solo flute at Weill Recital Hall on 4/21/15

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:00pm


Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 8 pm

Location: Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

Tickets: $20 General Admission/$10 Students/Senior Citizens


Tickets available at Carnegie Hall’s website, through CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-8000, or at the box office at 57th St. and 7th Ave.

Amphibian Concert Series, "Visual Music" Roerich Museum, NYC, April 16, and April 30

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

The first Amphibian concert of the season is on next Thursday April 16 at 7:30 at the Nicholas Roerich Museum (319 W107th St.).  SPEAKmusic performs in a remarkably varied program that includes Mario Davidovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and his little-known but brilliant student, Boris Tischchenko; Also, the US premiere of Shigenobu Nakamura's Noh-influenced visual music piece, Kyozon; Rob Sbar's scoring of Hans Richter's dada masterpiece Ghosts Before Breakfast, and ending with David Holzman playing the Wolpe Passacaglia. We will also show Eliska Cilkova's visual music pieces made from radioactive pianos at Chernobyl, plus works by Haleh Abgheri, Carlos Johns-Davila, and Duncan Neilson. 

The second concert on April 30 will feature music by Jonathan Kramer, Matthew Greenbaum, Jeffrey Mumford, and G.F. Haas.  Guest Artist: Stephanie Griffin, viola. 


Matthew Greenbaum, Co-curator; composer
Deborah Bradley-Kramer, Co-curator; pianist



Amphibian is an ongoing visual music series based at the HiArt Gallery in Chelsea and curated by composer Matthew Greenbaum (Temple University) and Deborah Bradley-Kramer, pianist and Lecturer I n Music at Columbia University.

InnoVox performs music of Brian Fennelly at ShapeShifter Lab, April 17



InnoVox at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn

Date: April 17, 2015

Time: 7:30 pm

Admission: Call ShapeShifter Lab at (646) 820-9452 for ticket prices


InnoVox will perform works by composers Brian Fennelly (Skyscapes III), Gabriel Dharmoo, Ed Martin, James Croson, Philip Sink, and Dana Richardson at ShapeShifter Lab on April 17, 2015. Works presented are finalists in the ensemble’s 2015 International Green Call for Scores contest.

ShapeShifter Lab is located at 18 Whitwell Pl., Brooklyn. Please call ShapeShifter at (646) 820-9452 for ticket prices and availability.

Robert Ceely: Electronic Music Retrospective at New England Conservatory, April 16

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Location: Brown Hall, New England Conservatory

Admission: Free


The first in a series of concerts surveying the electronic music of composer Robert Ceely (1930-2015) created over a span of fifty years. This program features works realized in the Studio di Fonologia (RAI, Milan, Italy), one of the most important facilities in the history of electronic music.


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