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"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

 

Refractions: 2017-1901 and Elegy for Janis - Music of Richard Cameron-Wolfe, March 17

Date: 

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

On March 17 at Spectrum NYC, the California-based duo of cellist Susan Lamb Cook and pianist Gayle Blankenburg will perform Richard Cameron-Wolfe’s “Time Refracted”, on a concert also including music by Dutch composers Jo and Antal Sporck, Argentine composer Pablo Ortiz, and Sergei Rachmaninov. Joining the duo will be dancer-choreographer Mariah Maloney (formerly of the Trisha Brown Dance Company). Cameron-Wolfe’s piano miniature “Elegy for Janis” will also appear on the program.

Friday, March 17 at 7:00PM – Admission: $20 at the door; $10 for students and seniors. Spectrum: 121 Ludlow St. 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002.

Anthology of 21 pieces for solo piano, new edition from ACA

Date: 

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

All new anthology of music for solo piano from ACA. $24.95 in professional print edition. The Soul of Brevity; Collected and edited by Richard Cameron-Wolfe. Place an order at this page.
H. Leslie Adams - Etude in E Major
Elizabeth R. Austin - Mia Music
Richard Brooks - Caprice No. 5
Richard Cameron-Wolfe - Elegy for Janis
Brian Fennelly - Babbittelle (ohne tonart)
Robert Gibson - Image
Edward Jacobs - Aphorism I

Jessica Jacobs to sing Karl Weigl's Five Songs for String Quartet and Soprano with Symphony Nova, April 7th

Date: 

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
Symphony Nova, Boston

Composed of graduates from top music schools, Symphony Nova creates opportunities for its musicians to present outstanding music as they grow professionally. On April 7th, they will perform ANDY VORES: Symphony Nova Commission; COPLAND: As it Fell Upon a Day;  KARL WEIGL: Songs for Soprano and String Quartet, Op. 44; and GEORGE ONSLOW: Nonet in A Minor, Op. 77. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Regarding the Five Songs: "intriguing novelties, especially seldom-heard songs for soprano and string quartet from the 1920s and ’30s by Karl Weigl, a friend and colleague of Schoenberg," - Anthony Tommasini, NY Times.  [Renee Fleming with the Emerson Quartet at Carnegie Hall, May 5, 2013]

The U.S. Army Band hosts African American composers at NMAAH in Washington DC, Feb. 26th

Date: 

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
Colin Eaton, tenor
 

Join the U.S. Army Band, Pershing’s Own, in a performance of chamber music works by esteemed African American classical music composers including H. Leslie Adams, Valerie Coleman, David Sanford, Alvin Singleton, and William Grant Still. The 90-minute concert, with intermission, will be followed by a Smithsonian-moderated discussion, and end with audience Q&A. The tenor Colin Eaton (pictured above) will perform music by ACA's H. Leslie Adams.

l'Orchestre de Flûtes Français "OFF" performs music of Harvey Sollberger, Feb. 27

Date: 

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
OFF with director/soloist Pierre-Yves Artaud

Portrait of Harvey SOLLBERGER:

Works for flute orchestra and flute soloists

KILLAPATA/CHASKAPATA, SONATE CHARLIE HEBDO
NEW WORK FOR FLUTE ORCHESTRA, and RIDING THE WIND II, III, IV

With flute soloists:   Harvey SOLLBERGER, and Pierre-Yves ARTAUD
Direction Harvey SOLLBERGER et Marc HAJJAR

Location: Mairie du XVIIème, rue des Batignolles, 75017 Paris

Five Sollberger works composed between 1983 and 2016 will comprise the program, including the world premiere of a new work composed for the OFF, “A meme rive” (“Toward the Same Shore”). “A meme rive” is dedicated to the French people as a token of solidarity in their ongoing resistance to threats of terrorism, and is composed for an orchestra of 24 flutes (including 4 piccolos, 8 flutes, 4 alto flutes, 4 bass flutes and 4 contrabass flutes).

African American Art Song Alliance - University of California Irvine, Feb. 9-12

Date: 

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 9:00am
The African American Art Song Alliance - 20th Anniversary Year - convention at the University of California in Irvine on February 9-12, 2017.  Who/What:
 
H. Leslie Adams, Adolphus Hailstork, Anthony Davis, and others, among numerous internationally acclaimed singers, pianists, and scholars in presentations of lectures, panel discussions, poster presentations, master classes, and live performances.
 

On Friday 2/10/2017 9:00 a.m. The Adams-Owens Prize will be presented to composers Dorothy Rudd Moore and Shaun Okpebholo.

Ein Stelldichein for Soprano and String Sextet by Karl Weigl, at Folkets Hus, Trollhattan, Sweden, Feb. 25

Date: 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:30pm

The Aurora Winter Music Festival will feature music by Karl Weigl and Arnold Schoenberg, on February 25th at the Folkets Hus Kulturhuset live music venue in  Trollhättan, Sweden.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas - Silent Island for piano
Karl Weigl - Ein Stelldichein

Arnold Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht

Tickets:  http://www.tickster.com/sv/events/pnv9pbt5wrzchee/2017-02-25/verklarte-nacht

Austin Chamber Music features Black Composers Concert, Feb 12

Date: 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

Celebrating the contributions of African American composers! FREE and open to the public!

Rochelle Sennet, piano, will perform the Intermezzo for Violin and Piano by H. Leslie Adams, with violinist Igor Kalnin, in Austin, Texas for the "Black Composers Concert," sponsored by Austin Chamber Music Society, on February 12, 2017.  Also to be performed several other works by H. Leslie Adams, as well as works by Margaret Bonds, Jeffrey Mumford, David Wilborn, and more. 

The Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin, TX

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