ASO presents music of New York's Avant Garde, October 3rd, Carnegie Hall, 8pm


Oct 3 2013 - 8:00pm

ASO presents a glimpse of the city’s music history including the first generation of modernist composers, whose works Armory ShowArmory Showappeared in the early 1920s. From Varèse’s salute to his new home to works by Antheil and Copland, this concert places in context the modernism that took New York and America by storm.

100 years ago, New Yorkers were astonished when the 1913 Armory Show displayed—for the first time in the U.S.—modernism in painting and sculpture. In partnership with New-York Historical Society’s retrospective on this historic exhibit, ASO presents a glimpse of the city’s musical culture in the years surrounding the historic Armory Show.

Concert Notes


Echoes of the Armory Show: Modern Music in
New York

by Leon Botstein

George Antheil, A Jazz Symphony
by Matthew Mugmon

Charles Griffes, Poem

by Matthew Mugmon

Aaron Copland, Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
by Matthew Mugmon

Carl Ruggles, Men and Mountains
by Matthew Mugmon

Edgard Varèse, Amériques

by Matthew Mugmon


Maestro Leon Botstein shares the stories behind the music in a lively 30-minute Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Free for all ticket holders.