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.
Elliott SchwartzA CD of music by Elliott Schwartz, Hall of Mirrors, was released by Innova. It contains Hall of Mirrors, for saxophone quartet and piano with the composer as pianist; Crystal, for piano and percussion; Kaleidoscope for violin, contrabassoon and piano; and Rain Forest with Birds for concert band and recorded bird sounds.
Our new office/mailing address: American Composers Alliance 802 W. 190th St. Suite 1B New York, NY 10040 Tel: 212-925-0458 (Same tel) Fax: 212-925-6798 (Same fax) Email: [email protected] (Same emails)
Open house - Please stop in for a cold drink at the new uptown ACA headquarters: Thursday, September 24th 3pm to 7pm Look for the grey door, street level entrance, corner of 190th and Overlook Terrace Near 190th St. (Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park) subway stop on the A Line. There is parking on the street.
The American Composers Alliance officially launches its updated website September 1, 2009. Please bear with us as we continue to work on and improve issues that inevitably crop up with our searchable database. Composer logins and passwords from the old site may still be active. If not, please contact us for renewed access to edit your composer bio and compositions pages, to add mp3 audio excerpts, video clips, or photos, or to add news and event items to the main home page. We welcome your suggestions and comments at [email protected]
MelbyCDJuly1 release date for John Melby - Concerti, by the emeritus professor of composition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CD includes Concerto for Computer and Orchestra, performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Joel Eric Suben, conductor; Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Computer, played by Duo Diorama [violinist MingHuan Xu and pianist Winston Choi]; and Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Computer, performed by Winston Choi.
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.