First performance of John Melby's Concerto No. 2 for Viola and Computer on September 28th

Rudolf Haken, violistRudolf Haken, violist

Violist Rudolf Haken will present the first performance of John Melby's Concerto 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.

Robert Ceely's "Logs for Two Double Basses" released on CD


Basso PBasso Profundo CD coverBasso 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 Sacco "Divertimento" US Premiere by the Czech Nonet Oct. 2 and 6


Friday, October 2, 2009 - 8:00pm

Steven SaccoSteven 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 - New CD "Hall of Mirrors" released on the Innova label

Elliott SchwartzElliott 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.

ACA's new home - open house Thursday September 24th 3 - 7pm

Dear Friends and Members of ACA

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 New Composers dot Com

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]

Albany Records releases three concerti CD by John Melby

MelbyCDMelbyCDJuly1 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.


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