ACA Audio Excerpts

Michael Dellaira | I'm Angelica


Nicole Haslett, soprano

H. Leslie Adams | HYMN TO FREEDOM (Sop, Ten, BBar solo, plus 10 players)


excerpt - Hymn to Freedom (Indiana University)

Steven Christopher Sacco | FANTASY for cello solo


Sacco - Fantasy (excerpt) from soundtrack for "Enduring Call" Steven Isserlis, cello

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

New opera by Michael Dellaira, with libretto by J.D. McClatchy, read-through Nov. 8th

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 3:00pm

On Saturday, Nov. 8th, there will be a libretto reading and the first sample of music from the new opera The Leopard by composer Michael Dellaira, based on the acclaimed novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and currently in development at AOP. Award-winning poet J. D. McClatchy will speak about his work as both poet and librettist.
Mingle with the artists at an intimate reception between the talk and reading.

Saturday, November 8 | 3:00 PM
Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

Scott Miller featured in Pat O'Keefe's new CD Contents May Differ

Contents May Differ, the new CD from acclaimed clarinetist Pat O'Keefe, features compositions by fellow Minnesotans.  

ACA composer Scott Miller boasts compositional and performance credits on the title track, which envelops bass clarinet multiphonics in a rich sonic landscape of sine tones and broken clocks.  

Pat O'Keefe is a multifaceted performer who is endlessly active and in high demand in a wide variety of musical styles and genres.  He has performed as as soloist with symphony orchestras and wind ensembles, played for belly dancers, and rocked samba in the streets.  This is his first solo CD of compositions for clarinet and bass clarinet.  

Click here and buy Contents May Differ now.  Your purchase supports music and the arts.  

William Perconti solo saxophone CD release on Albany, Nov. 1st

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 12:00pm

Saxophonist William Perconti will release a new CD recording of works for solo saxophone on Albany Records, Nov. 1st.  This recording, SINGLE REED,  includes the mainstream family of saxophones -- soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones in a wide variety of classical styles, ranging from tradition tonal music to 12-tone abstraction. Works by Allan Blank, Leo Kraft, Benjamin Britten, Warren Benson, and others, are featured.

David Liptak's "ALIVE" for 6 percussionists, performance at ASU, Dec. 4th

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

David Liptak, composerUnder the direction of J. B. Smith and Simone Mancuso, students from the ASU School of Music’s Percussion Area showcase masterworks from the ensemble repertoire, on December 4th, 2014.  Alive (2014) by David Liptak,  for 6 percussionists will be performed at the Evelyn Smith Theatre at ASU.


Alive is a composition for percussion sextet, and it is scored for three marimbas, two vibraphones, chimes, and xylophone. Composed in 2013, it was written for Michael Burritt and percussion students at the Eastman School of Music. This five-minute work displays a controlled energy; the music for marimbas and xylophone is

Celebrating George Crumb at 85, Tenri Cultural Institute, Oct 25

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

Keyed Up Music Project Presents Celebrating George Crumb at 85. George Crumb's music explores a diverse range of idioms, always from a profoundly unique vantage point. With every work, Crumb redefines the technical possibilities of the instrument, creating new sonic universes that are deeply mystical and memorable. His honors include both Grammy and Pulitzer Prizes.

NYU Mix: NYU Percussion Ensemble premieres 10 new works by NYU composers, Oct 27

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:30pm

NYU Percussion Ensemble

NYU Percussion Ensemble performs on October 27 at 7:30pm at the Frederick Loewe Theatre.  Featuring Glenn Kotche’s Drum Set Quartet No. 54 and the world premieres of 10 new works by NYU composers: Alex Appel, Spencer Arias, Bryson Barnes, Boris Ivanov, James Newberry, Gemma Peacocke, Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Ryan Tutton, Monte Weber, and Brian Paul Zimmerman.  

Join Glenn Kotche for a Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm.  




Matthew Greenbaum premieres new piece at the Italian Academy of Columbia University, Oct 30

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Italian Academy hosts the inaugural concert of The Stefan Wolpe Fund featuring world premieres and works by Matthew Greenbaum, Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe,  and William Anderson.  Featured artists include JACK Quartet, pianist Steven BeckVox n Plux, violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Jay Campbell.

When & where
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7pm
The Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (118th Street)
New York


Free admission

Subversion: Music about Conflicts, Politics, and War, Nov 3

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:30pm

  Subversion: Music about Conflicts, Politics and War
  featuring works by David T. Little, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Dorian     Wallace, and
  Jonathan Berger
  November 3, 2014 at 7:30pm
  the cell
  338 w. 23rd st, NYC 10011

  $15 general admission, $10 in advance,
  free with military ID

  Purchase tickets here

c)i (counter)induction) presents X + N: Ning Yu and Vladimir Ussachevsky: seminal electronic works, Sat. Oct. 18th

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

X+N is a new c)i series coproduced with SpectrumNYC that combines the solo virtuosity of counter)induction players with seminal works from the history of electronic music. Each performer selects his or her own solo repertoire that best counterpoints the electronic works on the concert. This week features pianist Ning Yu, and the electronic music of Vladimir Ussachevsky.

Ning Yu + Ussachevsky program:

1960s - Ussachevsky at Colubmia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

Ussachevsky:  Piece for Tape Recorder (1956)
Ussachevsky: Wireless Fantasy (1960)
Ussachevsky: Sonic Contours (1952)

Solo piano works: Beethoven, Chin, Chopin, Crumb, Murail

Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 PM

Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY


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