The Da Capo Chamber Players perform East River for Violin and Piano by Matthew Greenbaum at Merkin Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City; Also on the program, Jacob Druckman's "Come Round" and Jennifer Higdon's "Wissahickon poeTrees" among others. Box office: 212-501-3330.
Saturday, Feb. 13th The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, conductor, present Orfeo in Idaho: A Modern Setting of Orpheus Lex, at Symphony Space. Concert includes "Sir Orfeo" by ACA composer William Thomas McKinley.
Save the Date: John Eaton's new opera, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, premieres June 15, 2010 at Symphony Space's Sharp Theatre, featuring a libretto by Estela Eaton and the performing ensemble, Pocket Opera Players. The production is being staged by New York's Center for Contemporary Opera, and will be co-produced by the American Composers Alliance.
The corner music shop in Washington Heights is open for business. Nestled in a neighborhood full of musicians, composers, and kids on skateboards, the new ACA office is located on a breezy corner with a view. Thursday night, several composers, artists, new-music advocates, and friends stopped by to celebrate the grand opening. Pictured from left, Gene Caprioglio, Vice-President of New Music at C.F. Peters Corp, Gina Genova, ACA Director, and Frank Oteri, Founding Editor and Publisher of New Music Box.
Violist Rudolf Haken will present the first performance of John Melby'sConcerto No. 2 for Viola and Computer on Monday, September 28th at 7:30 PM at the Music Building Auditorium of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Music, 1114 West Nevada Avenue, Urbana, IL. The concert is free and open to the public.
Acclaimed San Francisco a cappella choir Volti will be presenting the California premiere performances of ACA composer Mark Zuckerman's Proverbs for Four at Fifty in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto Friday-Sunday, November 13-15, 2009. Please visit www.mazicmusic.com for details.
Basso PBasso Profundo CD coverrofundo by Buell Neidlinger;Legendary bassist Buell Neidlinger is featured in world premiere performances of five compositions written for or dedicated to him from 1964-1976. Recorded live in Buffalo NY, Los Angeles CA and Manhattan NY, in addition to Morsima-Amorsima by Iannis Xenakis with Peter Serkin and TASHI; CD also features Fred Sherry;Ida Kavafian;Ed Meares;Don Palma;John Bergamo;Stanley Silverman; with works by Jan Williams, Sylvano Bussotti, Leonard Rosenman, Robert Ceely, and Iannis Xenakis.
Steven SaccoThe Czech Nonet performs the US premiere of Steven Sacco: Divertimento for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and bass. October 2, Southern Oregon University, Recital Hall, 8pm, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon; and October 6 with the Umpqua Symphony Association, Jacoby Auditorium, Roseburg, OR 7:30pm.
Elliott Schwartz has been invited to hold a two-week residency at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing this October. He will also be guest composer at the Musicarama Festival in Hong Kong, where his Chamber Concerto V for bassoon & chamber orchestra will be performed on October 24th.