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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

 

Louis Karchin - premiere performances Jan. 29, March 15

Date: 

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Daedalus Quartet

News for Louis Karchin:

On January 29, the distinguished mother-daughter duo of Susan and Renee Jolles (harp and violin) will premiere Barcarole Variations, a work they commissioned from the composer last year.  This will be part of a concert at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and will also include music by David Liptak. It begins with a pre-concert talk at 2pm followed by the concert at 3pm.

Louis Karchin's Dreamscape - World Premiere in Venice, Nov. 19th

Date: 

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
Letizia Michielon, founder of Plurimo Ensemble

Dreamscape - a new work by Louis Karchin for oboe and violin will be premiered by the Plurimo Ensemble of Venice, Italy.  The concert, to be held at the beautiful Sale Apollinee, (the Chamber Recital Hall of La Fenice), will center around musical responses to Mallarme's poem, Apparition.  Performing a prior setting of this poem by Debussy on the same concert will be upcoming young soprano, Marisa Karchin.

 

Bassist Hervé Rémond performs "Mr. T His Fancy" by Barney Childs

Performer's note:

"Mr. T His Fancy" (1967) is the third opus of the American composer Barney Childs (1926-2000), dedicated to the double bass after "Sonata for Bass Alone" (1960) and "Closing Music I" (1964). Like the first two pieces "Mr T." Is written and expressly dedicated to his friend the bassist Bertram Turetzky, to whom we owe credit for a revolution in the practice of double bass as a solo instrument in the second half of the 20th century.

David Evan Jones recording release "News from Afar" on Centaur

News From Afar (for chamber ensembles with news broadcasts transformed) with music by David Evan Jones, was released in September 2016  by Centaur Records.  Listening links on YouTube can be found here.  Distributor Archiv Music is handling sales of this CD.

Program note:

News from Afar presents five compositions (2010-2015) by David Evan Jones (b. 1946) all of which integrate computer processed news broadcasts with instruments performing live. These pieces transform reports of the difficult news of our day and bring them into the contemplative frame of the concert hall.

Werke von Weigl, Schönberg und Brahms, Köln, Dec. 4th

Date: 

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:00am

Flora Konzert 01 - part of the Gürzenich Orchester Köln's Chamber Concert series for this season -  will present Ein Stelldichein, (A Rendezvous) a work by Karl Weigl for voice with strings, with poetry by Richard Dehmel.  Also on the program will be Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (poetry also by Richard Dehmel) and Streichsextett No. 2 in G major by Brahms.

Music by Dorothy Rudd Moore, T.J. Anderson, at Atlanta Music Festival, Nov. 14-16

Date: 

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

The 2016 Atlanta Music Festival will be November 14-18, 2016. Comprising several events devoted to advancing relations among the races through the arts, the Festival will culminate in a gala concert featuring opera star Jessye Norman at Glenn Memorial Auditorium on the Emory University campus, Friday, November 18, 7:00 PM. Tickets are $25 and $18.

Brian Schober's monodrama WHITE WITCH to be performed at Roulette, Dec. 8th

Date: 

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
Composer - Brian Schober

Brian Schober's opera/monodrama White Witch will be performed at Roulette in Brooklyn on December 8 at 8 p.m. as part of the World Music/Interpretations Series.  This work was premiered two years ago at Symphony Space. Based on a libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, White Witch presents a story of voodoo, murder, and revenge, scored for soprano and percussion. Based on the 19th century Jamaican legend of Annie Palmer, a white woman notoriously known as “The White Witch of Rose Hall.

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