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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

Elliott Schwartz visiting composer series and concert at Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt U in Nashville, April 14-17.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

Elliott Schwartz will be the BMI Visiting Composer in Residence at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, April 14th through 17th, with a concert of his music on the 17th. The concert program: Vienna Dreams, Remembering David (Gamper), The Facebook Chronicles, and Chamber Concerto VI: Mr Jefferson (with Peter Sheppard Skaerved as violin soloist).

In the 1970s and 80s, Schwartz visited Vanderbilt University for performances of his music by the Blair Quartet, and for various electronic music series and festivals with Gil Trythall.

Schwartz will be welcomed back to Nashville with a performance by his collaborator, British violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved, who participates regularly in a Vanderbilt/Royal Academy of Music exchange.

The Blair School marks its 50th anniversary in 2014 with a year-long celebration in concert events and internationally-known ensembles, composers, and soloists.

Allan Blank choral music to be performed by the James River Chamber Choir, in Richmond, VA, April 26th and 27th.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

"Songs From the Mid-Atlantic: Regional Choral Music Featuring Composers from Virginia" --On Saturday, April 26th, 7pm at the River Road Baptist Church and on Sunday, April 27, at 5pm at Church of the Holy Comforter in Richmond.

The James River Chamber Choir will premiere the newly commissioned work, "Seasons" by Benjamin Broening, a six-movement work for chorus and piano with texts about the seasons from around the world. Other works by Richard Waters, Adolphus Hailstork, Allan Blank, Undine Smith Moore, Jeffrey Riehl and James Erb.

Look and Listen festival 2014 in gallery spaces in Brooklyn and Manhattan, April 26-May2.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

The Festival opens this year on April 27th at BRIC House, with its first-ever Brooklyn-based bill, hosted by Terrance McKnight and featuring mandolin player Joe Brent, the Meehan/Perkins percussion duo, and Hotel Elefant. Brent plays his own NaNo and an arrangement of Animal Collective’s Summertime Clothes, Todd Meehan and Doug Perkins perform Paul Lansky’s composition Travel Diary, and Hotel Elefant plays Life Cycles: Salt Mound, by John Glover, as well as à cause du soleil – Flow Trio, by Richard Carrick. Additional concerts will feature ICE, the Daedalus Quartet, and Duo Gazzana.

Trumpets Shall Sound! Steven Sacco's Sonatina for 2 trumpets and piano, Sunday, April 27th.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:00am

Steven Sacco's Sonatina for Two Trumpets and Piano, upcoming performance on Sunday morning, April 27, as part of the Chatter Sunday Series at The Kosmos The Kosmos, 1715 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM. Additional works by Joseph Turrin, Kevin McKee, and Tim Jansa.

Joel Gressel's Just the Beginning to be presented at Queens College concert, Fri. April 4th.

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

At the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, Friday, April 4th, at 7:30, with music by Joel Gressel: Just the Beginning (2013). The composer notes "The title Just the Beginning comes from a radio commercial from years past that intoned: “Being Jewish is just the beginning.”"  Additional electronic and media works by Hubert Howe, Michael Gogins, and Nina Young, among others, will be presented in this free concert.

7:30 PM: Electronic Music Concert: Hubert Howe, director (LeFrak Concert Hall)

Brooklyn College presents composer John Eaton, special guest of the International Electroacoustic Music Festival, April 3rd

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Composers Forum at Brooklyn College presents John Eaton, special guest of the International Electroacoustic Music Festival.

On Thursday, April 3rd, at 7PM there will be an hour-long concert featuring live performances of John's electronic music from the 1960’s and 70’s with performers Sharon Harms, Emily Mills Woodruff, Bonnie McAlvin and Nick Nelson, as well as a recording of his Concert Piece for Syn-Ket and Symphony Orchestra and a video of a live performance done on the Eaton-Moog Multiple-Touch-Sensitive Keyboards.

At noon on April 3rd, John will give a lecture with recordings of live electronic pieces from his first performances using the Syn-Ket and Moog Synthesizer -- works from the early 1960’s.

Walter Winslow's Concertati Veneziani for sting sextet was performed by dtq ensemble, in Oregon, March 10th

In a concert for the Cascadia Chapter of the National Association of Composers, art historian and curator Patricia Fortini Brown assembled a concert of music by Walter Winslow (1947-1998) and his brother, composer Jeff Winslow (b.1954), featuring the last composed work by the elder Winslow. 

From the composer's note:  Concertati Veneziani was composed in 1996. The instrumentation of 4 violins, viola, and cello allows for the play of two violin soloists against a string quartet group, and allows for solo treatment of the group of violins as well.

On Monday, March 10th, 2014, Cascadia Composers presented works by both Winslows in the concert "From Oregon to Venice, with Love" in The Old Church in Portland, Oregon.

Ed Jacobs' A Function of Memory (2001) performed in New Music @ ECU Festival, March 19

The 14th annual New Music @ ECU Festival took place March 19-23, 2014 at East Carolina University in Greenville. Festival director and founder, Edward Jacobs, presented more than 35 new works by both established and student composers, and featuring the Talea Ensemble, with various student and faculty ensembles and groups. Jacobs' A Function of Memory for clarinet and tape

Elizabeth Bell's L’Neiges d’Antan for violin and piano, North/South Consonance concert April 6th.

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
North/South Consonance Winter-Spring season continues...On Sunday, April 6 at 3 PM Canadian violinist Claudia Schaer and pianist Max Lifchitz team up for Spring Intermezzo – a recital featuring music by composers from Europe and the Americas. In addition to premieres by Juan Pablo Contreras, Silvia Berg, Tonia Ko, Matthew Peterson and Bernard Rands.  The program will also feature rarely heard works by Elizabeth Bell, Max Lifchitz, and Luciano Berio. Christ and St. Stephen's Church on New York City's Upper West Side.

ELIZABETH BELL - L’Neiges d’Antan
SILVIA BERG - The White Rose’s Fragance
TONIA KO - Still Life Crumbles
MAX LIFCHITZ - Transformations No. 2

Claudia Schaer, violin      Max Lifchitz, piano

H. Leslie Adams - Nightsongs - full orchestra version, New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall, April 1st, 8pm

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:00pm

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Janet Wolfe's 100th Birthday Celebration - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8 PM

Members of the Housing Symphony Orchestra celebrate Janet Wolfe's 100th Birthday and all she has done for minority musicians since 1971.

Click here to learn more about Janet Wolfe.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall- Seventh Avenue and 57th Street

Tickets are $30, $60 and $75. 50% off for Students/Seniors.

Visit or call 212-247-7800 to purchase tickets. You may also call 323-833-2083 for more info on discounts. 



Wagner Siegfried Idyll
H. Leslie Adams
 Nightsongs - Orchestral Setting (New York Premiere)  

(Based on Poems by Harlem Renaissance Writers Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Clarissa Scott Delany, James Weldon Johnson, and Leslie Morgan Collins) 

William Foster McDaniel Mia Moja (composed for this occasion)
Bach Piano Concerto in F Minor
Haydn Symphony No. 60 "Il Distratto" 


Pianist/Conductor Awadagin Pratt

Conductor Kay George Roberts

Conductor Tali Makell; Soprano Andréa Bradford; Members of the Housing Symphony Orchestra


Terrance McKnight


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