American Composers Alliance composer Edward Jacobs will appear as a guest composer alongside David Sanford at the Composers Conference this summer 2015 (July 19-August 3, 2015). The Composers Conference, guided for nearly 40 years by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Mario Davidovsky, provides young, emerging composers with the opportunity to indulge in an intense two-week composition workshop as well as showcase one of their compositions in a live, professional concert. Composer registration will open early in January, 2015. Visit the Composers Conference website here for more details.
Soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Alison d'Amato will perform David Liptak's Dove Songs in a concert of music presented in Syracuse by the Society for New Music. Other works on the program are Still Raining, Still Deaming, by Arthur Levering; Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro, by Joseph Schwantner; Whistling Vessels, by Jorge Villavicencio Grossman; and Rain Shadow, by Steven Stucky. The concert will be on Sunday, February 25th, at 2:30 pm, in the Everson Museum of Art, in Syracuse.
Matthew Greenbaum's piece You Crack Me Up will be performed by David Holzman at a concert entitled The Quest For New Language.
The concert is the latest of a 4-part concert series by the Stefan Wolpe Society entitled STEFAN WOLPE - FOUR PORTRAITS OF A VISIONARY. The coming concert and one to follow on May 11 will take place at 8pm, at Cary Hall of the DiMenna Center of Classical Music, 450 w. 37th st.
"The music of Matthew Greenbaum is distinguished by its depth of meaning and structural clarity, its refined and elegant voicings, its transparency and splendid aesthetic." Russki Musykal'nye Kdary
We are proud to present Portraits - a new release featuring a work by Elliott Miles McKinley and other composers, performed by the SOLI Chamber Ensemble. Portraits is the 9th album of New Dynamic Records, with newly commissioned works by Elliott Miles Mckinley, Peter Farmer, and Erich Stem, as well as a work by Diego Vega.
JACK by Henrik OlundJACK will perform Amy William’s Richter Textures, recently composed for and recorded by the quartet. The program will also include Andrew Greenwald’s revolutionary A thing is a hole in a thing it is not. as well as the world premiere of David Liptak’s String Quartet No. 3. To close the show, JACK will tackle Elliott Carter’s rarely performed and explosively challenging String Quartet No. 3.
Louis Karchin will premiere his new work Luminous Fields at a concert at the Barnes Foundation. The concert is part of an exciting new series of contemporary classical music presented by Philadelphia’s acclaimed Network for New Music. World-class composers meet world-renowned art as American virtuosos like Stephen Hartke (LA), Louis Karchin (NYC), Kristin Kuster (Ann Arbor), and Jeremy Gill (Boston) debut unforgettable chamber performances inspired by the legendary art and architecture at the Barnes. The evening includes short talks and access to the permanent collection. Cocktails and light fare are also available for purchase.
eighth blackbird, Pacifica Quartet, and conductor Cliff Colnot (photo by Jason Smith)The full premiere of "The End of It" by composer John Eaton, will be Jan. 24, 2015 by the Contempo Ensemble, which consists of two amazing groups: Eighth Blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet, to which the composer has added the harpist, Alison Attar, and soprano Sharon Harms. The composition was commissioned in celebration of the University of Chicago's Contemporary Chamber Players 50th anniversary, and features texts from Dante's Paradiso and the poetry of John Donne, Karen Swenson and Frederick Borsch.
The program, at Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL will also feature music by Lee Hyla, Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, and Huck Hodge.
ACA's 2015-16 season is supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Fund for Creative Communities of the State of New York, and BMI. Please help support new music projects with your tax-deductible contribution