The 1910 Scott Joplin opera, Treemonisha, in an orchestration by ACA composer, TJ Anderson, will receive a performance in August, 2009, by Trilogy: An Opera Company. Conductor is Junius Williams, featuring soloists Kevin Maynor, Sam McDonald and Janinah Burnett.
Robert Carl (right) with Kyle GannThis is the season of the 45th anniversary of the premiere of Terry Riley's "In C". Oxford University Press recently published ACA member Robert Carl's book on the piece. Audio podcast here featuring Carl speaking about the piece.
"Prayers from the Ark" - poems of the late French Benedictine nun, Carmen Bernos de Gasztold, set to music for treble choir, soloists, and narrator, by composer Frederic Balazs, to be premiered by the Tucson Boys Chorus, Dr. Julian Ackerley, director. November 21, at 3 and 7pm at the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson. Additional works to be performed as part of the Benedictine Preserving Our Heritage Festival.
The Tucson Tucson Boys ChorusSymphony will present "Song - After Walt Whitman" for orchestra with children's chorus, by longtime ACA composer, Frederic Balazs, on November 19, 20 (8pm, and 22 (2pm), 2009 at the TCC Music Hall. The new concert master of the symphony, Aaron Boyd, ACA Festival soloist from the Zukofsky Quartet and SIU, will be performing. Julian Ackerley will conduct the Tucson Boys Chorus, also featured in this work.
• Frederick Tillis: SONG for Sister Hokkaido for Brass Quintet and Latin percussion (world premiere) Trumpets: Nathan Botts, Paul Murphy;Horn: Sydney Braunfeld;Trombone: Brian Mahany;Tuba: Dan Peck; Percussion: Alex Lipowski
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