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.

Prayers from the Ark for treble voices, soloists, and narrator, by Frederic Balazs


Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 3:00pm

"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.

Frederic Balazs premiere by the Tucson Symphony


Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 8:00pm

The Tucson Tucson Boys ChorusTucson 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.


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