Loadbang plays music by Gary Philo, David Bird, and more, Dec. 6

Ensemble Loadbang
Dec 6 2018 - 7:30pm

loadbang celebrates 10 years

Season Concert #3 - Commission Competition Winners 
December 6, 2018, 7:30PM
Jerome Robbins Hall at the Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 W 37th St  - New York City
Music by Gary Philo, David Bird, Evan Johnson, David Franzson, Chris Fisher-Lochhead and Ioannis Angelakis

Daniel Tacke's Abend for Soprano and solo multipercussion, New York City, Dec. 15

Dec 15 2018 - 7:30pm

Abend, by Daniel Tacke, at St. John's in the Village in Manhattan, New York, on December 15th, 2018

New York-based musicians Jon Clancy (Westfield, NJ) and Amber Evans (Brisbane, AUS), panSonus is an interdisciplinary duo that seeks to promote and collaborate in the creation of new and experimental works for combinations of voice, percussion, theatre, and electronics, that transcend their respective traditional practices. Through their work, the duo curates uniquely engaging and visceral performance experiences through works that heighten awareness of corporeal, spacial, and material resonance, and advocates for thoughtful, inclusive, and conceptual programming practices.


Music of Richard Brooks and Raoul Pleskow at New York Composers Circle, Dec. 10

Dec 10 2018 - 7:30pm

New York Composers Circle presents eleven new pieces by composers including Raoul Pleskow (Piano Trio) and Richard Brooks (Dialogue), among other works by David Mecionis, Carl Kanter, and more. Trio Namaste from Perugia, Italy will be the featured artists, with additional local artists from New York.  Location: Scorca Hall at National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave. (28th-29th) 7th Floor, New York City. $20 admission, students free. Reception following the concert.

It's "Giving Tuesday" 2018 - Please consider a gift to ACA

Nov 27 2018 - 12:00pm

We hope you will consider a contribution of any amount to ACA on #GivingTuesday this year.

ACA's efforts in preserving and distributing music by American composers has kept thousands of works in print and available for generations to come, and the catalog is growing every year.

Harvey Sollberger at 80: The IWO flute quartet, new album on Albany

Nov 1 2018 - 12:00pm

The six American Composers Alliance (BMI) published works on this disc were composed over a 57-year span from 1958 to 2015. They present a series of snapshots of composer Harvey Sollberger's compositional concerns through the medium of the flute. In the 35 compositions that feature the flute, these six can be thought of as the plums, but are not the only ones by any means. Harvey Sollberger, now 80 years old, has had a distinguished career as a composer, flutist, and conductor. He co-founded the Group for Contemporary Music, the first contemporary music ensemble in residence at an American university.

Alice Shields' Zhaojun - The Woman Who Saved the World, at Baruch Arts Center, Nov. 20

Nov 20 2018 - 7:30pm

The concert premiere of ZHAOJUN - The Woman Who Saved the World will take place on Nov. 20, 2018, 7:30 pm at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in Manhattan, presented by APNM - The Association for the Promotion of New Music and Ensemble Pi.  Alice's new opera theme is preserving the earth's natural environment by bringing down the patriarchy and forcing leaders to practice compassion.  For two singers and seven instruments, with soprano Sharon Harms, baritone Jeremy Huw Williams, conductor Carl Bettendorf, director Ashley Tata and the musicians of Ensemple Pi. Please come if you can.

Virtual Reality concert with music of Scott L. Miller and Ensemble U, Nov. 8

Nov 8 2018 - 7:00pm

Concert series „Technology“
"Look around you, look inside yourself“
U: and VR 360˚

Music by Scott Miller and new work by Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes (at 6 p.m./ 8 p.m.)
New works by Liisa Hirsch and Märt-Matis Lill (at 7 p.m./ 9 p.m.)

The project unites the Estonian remarkable natural environment, Estonian top-level modern music, and technological innovation into a unique audio-visual experience.

David Froom: Abravanel Distinguished Composer Series, Nov. 12

David Froom
Nov 12 2018 - 7:30pm

This year's Abravanel Distinguished Visiting Composers Series will feature David Froom who was a former professor at the University of Utah. As a composer, Froom's music has been performed extensively around the world including performances by the Chesapeake Symphony Orchestras, the United States Marine and Navy Bands, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the 21st Century Consort, Boston Musica Viva, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt, and the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet. The events will include a lecture and concert, featuring Froom's Piano Trio #2, “Grenzen" played by Curtis Macomber, violin, Chris Finckel, cello; and Stephen Gosling, piano.

Cameron-Wolfe music at 4th Siberian International Music Festival, Nov. 30-Dec.11

Krasnoyarsk, Siberia
Dec 3 2018 - 8:00pm

From November 30 to December 11, Richard Cameron-Wolfe will participate in the Fourth Siberian International Festival of Contemporary Music – after adjudicating a “young composers” competition at the Kharkiv Opera House in Ukraine. In Krasnoyarsk, Siberia (pictured here) he will lecture on his micro-operas, participate in composer-performer roundtables, adjudicate a “young performers of contemporary music” competition, and perform piano music of Dane Rudhyar and Leo Ornstein on a December 3 chamber music concert – in a program which will also include his early art-song Lethe and his recent violin-piano work Lilith.

Strains New Music Ensemble premieres Scott Miller's Katabasis

Nov 2 2018 - 8:30pm

strains New Music Ensemble premieres Scott L. Miller's Katabasis in two performances, November 2 and 3, 2018. Katabasis is the one of the few works by Miller that does not require electronics to perform. The first concert is November 2, 7:30 PM at Studio Z in St Paul, MN. The second concert is November 3, 4 PM at Antonello Hall, MacPhail School of Music in Minneapolic, MN. 


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