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  • richardmitnick 2:41 PM on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: American Composers Orchestra, Celebrating the spirit strength and determination of female pioneers., Phenomenal Women, Works by Valerie Coleman Alex Temple and Joan Tower   

    From American Composers Orchestra: “Works by Valerie Coleman, Alex Temple and Joan Tower” 

    From American Composers Orchestra

    American Composers’ Orchestra – No image credit

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    [Artwork: Storm Garner]

    Phenomenal Women

    Celebrating the spirit, strength, and determination of female pioneers.

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30pm
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
    57th St. and 7th Ave., NYC

    Tickets >>
    from $43 to $51

    George Manahan, music director and conductor
    Imani Winds
    ·· Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe
    ·· Mark Dover, Clarinet
    ·· Jeff Scott, French Horn
    ·· Monica Ellis, Bassoon
    ·· Flutist to be announced
    Meaghan Burke, vocalist
    Amber Treadway, director
    Storm Garner, costume designer

    JOAN TOWER: Chamber Dance (2006)
    VALERIE COLEMAN: Phenomenal Women Concerto for Wind Quintet and Orchestra (World Premiere, co-commissioned by ACO and Carnegie Hall)
    ALEX TEMPLE: Three Principles of Noir (World Premiere, commissioned by ACO)

    For more information, visit us at http://www.americancomposers.org.

    From our Friends
    Kaufman Music Center and Face the Music

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    CALL FOR SCORES
    Deadline: October 22

    ABOUT
    Kaufman Music Center has teamed up with acclaimed composers Missy Mazzoli, Ellen Reid, Reena Esmail, Kristin Kuster, Gity Razaz and Tamar Muskal to launch the second year of Luna Composition Lab, a program intended to inspire girls and young women to compose.

    Female composers continue to make up the small minority of professional composers who are consistently performed, recorded and celebrated. We experience a lack of role models and a lack of encouragement to compose at an early age. To address this gender imbalance, Luna Composition Lab provides aspiring young female composers with:

    One-on-one mentorship and bimonthy lessons with an established female composer
    Performance opportunity in New York City as part of the Face the Music concert season
    High-quality recording of their work
    Instant access to a network of professional performers and composers as well as the chance to meet other aspiring young female composers.

    WHO CAN APPLY
    Any composer eighth grade to rising college freshman who identifies as female or gender non-conforming. Composers who have already participated in Luna Lab are asked to wait a year before applying again.

    DEADLINE: October 22nd
    Learn More + Apply Now

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promotion of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities:

    Concerts
    Commissions
    Recordings
    Educational programs
    New music reading sessions

    Creating new opportunities for American Composers

    ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. ACO programs increase opportunities for American composers and generate broader awareness of their work. ACO’s new approach generates further interest and programming by other music organizations. It also increases the audience for contemporary American orchestral music by influencing music decision makers.

    We start by identifying today’s brightest emerging composers and championing prominent established artists. To increase international awareness of the variety of American orchestral music, we incubate new ideas, develop talent, and serves as a catalyst and advocate for American composers and their music.

    Now in its 40th season, ACO has performed music by over 800 composers, including more than 350 world premieres and commissioned works. Many ACO-commissioned composers have gone on to win important prizes such as the Pulitzer, Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome.

    Honors

    A special award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    A proclamation from the New York City Council
    The inaugural MetLife Award for excellence in community engagement
    BMI has honored ACO for its outstanding contribution to American music
    The League of American Orchestras has awarded the ASCAP annual prize for adventurous programming 35 times
    ASCAP has singled-out ACO as “the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States”

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    stem

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

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  • richardmitnick 11:42 AM on September 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: American Composers Orchestra, , , Showcase for Works by Women Composers   

    From American Composers Orchestra: “Showcase for Works by Women Composers” 

    From American Composers Orchestra

    American Composers’ Orchestra – No image credit

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    Showcase for Works by Women Composers

    presented by The Philadelphia Orchestra and American Composers Orchestra
    Thur Sept. 6 from 10:30a-4:00p
    Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Are you in Philadelphia or nearby? Join us for a one-day showcase of works by six women composers. This score-reading session is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Seating will happen approximately every 30-40 minutes between pieces.

    10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Xi Wang: Above Light, a conversation with Toru Takemitsu
    Hilary Purrington: Likely Pictures in Haphazard Sky
    Nina C. Young: Excerpts from Agnosco Veteris, for orchestra
    Melody Eötvös: The Saqqara Bird, for Symphony Orchestra

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Melody Eötvös: The Saqqara Bird, for Symphony Orchestra
    Chen-Hui Jen: in eternal dusk, for orchestra
    Robin Holcomb: All the While, Suite for Orchestra

    No tickets link. See the full article.

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promotion of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities:

    Concerts
    Commissions
    Recordings
    Educational programs
    New music reading sessions

    Creating new opportunities for American Composers

    ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. ACO programs increase opportunities for American composers and generate broader awareness of their work. ACO’s new approach generates further interest and programming by other music organizations. It also increases the audience for contemporary American orchestral music by influencing music decision makers.

    We start by identifying today’s brightest emerging composers and championing prominent established artists. To increase international awareness of the variety of American orchestral music, we incubate new ideas, develop talent, and serves as a catalyst and advocate for American composers and their music.

    Now in its 40th season, ACO has performed music by over 800 composers, including more than 350 world premieres and commissioned works. Many ACO-commissioned composers have gone on to win important prizes such as the Pulitzer, Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome.

    Honors

    A special award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    A proclamation from the New York City Council
    The inaugural MetLife Award for excellence in community engagement
    BMI has honored ACO for its outstanding contribution to American music
    The League of American Orchestras has awarded the ASCAP annual prize for adventurous programming 35 times
    ASCAP has singled-out ACO as “the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States”

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    stem

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 10:00 AM on May 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: American Composers Orchestra, , Underwood New Music Readings   

    From American Composers Orchestra: “Underwood New Music Readings” 

    From American Composers Orchestra

    American Composers’ Orchestra – No image credit

    Underwood New Music Readings

    June 21-22, 2018

    3 Events: Open Rehearsal, Career Seminar, and Run-Through Performance

    Frederick Loewe Theater – New York University
    35 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012

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    Open Rehearsal
    June 21 at 10:30am

    Get an immersive view into what happens when ACO’s musicians sit down to read a new work for the first time. Artistic Director Derek Bermel with composer advisors Gabriela Ortiz, Robert Beaser and John Corigliano guide the process.

    Free
    (reservations required)

    Reserve Now

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    Career Development Workshop
    June 22 10:00am-3:00pm

    How do you promote your music? Should you start an Instagram account? Where can you find money to support your projects? Explore the answers to these questions and more in ACO’s day-long seminar. Sessions are led by industry leaders on topics ranging from copyright and commission agreements to music preparation, from promotion to fundraising.

    Tickets – $10
    Join the workshop

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    Run-Through Performance
    June 22 at 7:30pm

    The room crackles with energy in anticipation of new works by six up-and-coming composers including Carlos Bandera, Lily Chen, Scott Lee, Ryan Lindveit, Tomas Peire Serrate, and Liliya Ugay.

    Tickets – $10
    Buy Tickets

    See the full article here.

    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promotion of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities:

    Concerts
    Commissions
    Recordings
    Educational programs
    New music reading sessions

    Creating new opportunities for American Composers

    ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. ACO programs increase opportunities for American composers and generate broader awareness of their work. ACO’s new approach generates further interest and programming by other music organizations. It also increases the audience for contemporary American orchestral music by influencing music decision makers.

    We start by identifying today’s brightest emerging composers and championing prominent established artists. To increase international awareness of the variety of American orchestral music, we incubate new ideas, develop talent, and serves as a catalyst and advocate for American composers and their music.

    Now in its 40th season, ACO has performed music by over 800 composers, including more than 350 world premieres and commissioned works. Many ACO-commissioned composers have gone on to win important prizes such as the Pulitzer, Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome.

    Honors

    A special award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    A proclamation from the New York City Council
    The inaugural MetLife Award for excellence in community engagement
    BMI has honored ACO for its outstanding contribution to American music
    The League of American Orchestras has awarded the ASCAP annual prize for adventurous programming 35 times
    ASCAP has singled-out ACO as “the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States”

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    stem

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 6:00 PM on May 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From American Composers Orchestra: Spotlight and Upcoming and a NYT Review” 

    From American Composers Orchestra

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    upcoming

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    Thursday-Friday
    June 21-22, 2018

    Imagine writing a play, a film, or a song and seeing it come to life for the first time. Can you feel the excitement and joy? It’s a heady mix. In June, we are doing just that. Bringing together six emerging composers to hear their works rehearsed and performed by a professional orchestra for the first time. We can’t wait! Will you join us?

    Open Rehearsal (June 21 at 10:30 a.m.) – Free
    Career Development Workshop (June 22 at 10:00 a.m.) – Tickets $10
    Run-through Performance (June 22 at 7:30 p.m.) – Tickets $10

    Register Now

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    Residency Period: Sep 25-30, 2018
    Application Deadline: June 11, 2018

    With our EarShot program we identify and celebrate emerging American composers. Apply today for your score to be read by the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and receive mentorship from established composers, feedback sessions with Symphony musicians, and public readings. Participants will be eligible to enter Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize competition for cash awards and be considered for a Grand Rapids Symphony commission in 2019/20.

    Apply Now

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    From our Friends
    Lauren Flanigan at 60: A Gala Celebration
    Mon May 14, 2018 at 7:00pm

    ACO is proud to salute Lauren Flanigan for her commitment to American composers and opera. Her 60th Birthday Gala will raise money for Music and Mentoring House, a nonprofit dedicated to hands-on mentorship to students pursuing music.

    Get Tickets

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    Review: American Composers Orchestra Brings Jazz to Classical, Effortlessly

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    The pianist Ethan Iverson performing his composition “Concerto to Scale” with the American Composers Orchestra on Friday at Zankel Hall.CreditHiroyuki Ito for The New York Times

    By Seth Colter Walls
    April 8, 2018

    The American Composers Orchestra takes the concept of jazz-informed classical composition seriously. That may sound like an obvious strategy for an ensemble hoping to represent its native soil. Yet this healthy attitude is not terribly common.

    In commissioning new works over the years by the saxophonist Steve Coleman or the pianist Vijay Iyer, the A.C.O. has bucked the historical trend of treating orchestrated works by sometime improvisers as mere curiosities. The orchestra’s Friday night show at Zankel Hall added to this legacy. More than half of the program was devoted to world premieres by composers with backgrounds in jazz performance. Two were by established stars: the saxophonist Steve Lehman and the pianist Ethan Iverson.

    Mr. Lehman’s piece, Ten Threshold Studies, trafficked in some of the hallucinogenic mystery of the small groups he has led. In his score, the composer instructs an oboist to switch between different fingerings, on the same pitch, producing notes “nearly identical in tuning” while remaining “extremely timbrally distinct.”

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    The saxophonist Steve Lehman composed “Ten Threshold Studies,” which had its world premiere.CreditHiroyuki Ito for The New York Times

    As a player, Mr. Lehman has few peers when it comes making severe changes of attack feel fluid. In the hands of the orchestra, these effects sounded more labored during the early going on Friday. But as the piece morphed from leaden, hard-struck percussive passages to a sense of weightless drift, carried by resonant vibraphone chords, the conductor George Manahan and his orchestra gradually realized Mr. Lehman’s interest in mystic change.

    Read further

    See the full article here.

    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promotion of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities:

    Concerts
    Commissions
    Recordings
    Educational programs
    New music reading sessions

    Creating new opportunities for American Composers

    ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. ACO programs increase opportunities for American composers and generate broader awareness of their work. ACO’s new approach generates further interest and programming by other music organizations. It also increases the audience for contemporary American orchestral music by influencing music decision makers.

    We start by identifying today’s brightest emerging composers and championing prominent established artists. To increase international awareness of the variety of American orchestral music, we incubate new ideas, develop talent, and serves as a catalyst and advocate for American composers and their music.

    Now in its 40th season, ACO has performed music by over 800 composers, including more than 350 world premieres and commissioned works. Many ACO-commissioned composers have gone on to win important prizes such as the Pulitzer, Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome.

    Honors

    A special award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    A proclamation from the New York City Council
    The inaugural MetLife Award for excellence in community engagement
    BMI has honored ACO for its outstanding contribution to American music
    The League of American Orchestras has awarded the ASCAP annual prize for adventurous programming 35 times
    ASCAP has singled-out ACO as “the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States”

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 5:43 PM on May 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 27th Annual Underwood New Music Readings, , American Composers Orchestra, , ,   

    From American Composers Orchestra: American Composers Orchestra’s 27th Annual Underwood New Music Readings 

    From American Composers Orchestra


    Featuring six composers selected from over 250 submissions:
    Carlos Bandera, Lily Chen, Scott Lee, Ryan Lindveit, Tomas Peire Serrate, and Liliya Ugay

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:30am (open rehearsal; free admission with advance reservation)
    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10am (career development workshop; $10 admission)
    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:30pm (run-through performance; $10 admission)
    NYU’s Loewe Theater | 35 West 4th Street | New York, NY 10012
    Tickets and more information: http://bit.ly/ACOUnderwood2018

    American Composers Orchestra continues its commitment to the creation and development of new orchestral music with the 27th Annual Underwood New Music Readings on June 21-22, 2018 at NYU’s Loewe Theater (35 West 4th Street).
    ACO’s Underwood New Music Readings give audiences a chance to look behind the scenes of bringing new, diverse orchestral music to life. The first day of Readings, an open rehearsal, is Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:30am; the second day of Readings is Friday, June 22, at 7:30pm, during which the new works will be polished and performed in their entirety. ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel directs the Readings; ACO Music Director George Manahan conducts.

    This year, six of the nation’s most promising composers in the early stages of their professional careers are selected from over 250 submissions. Carlos Bandera, Lily Chen, Scott Lee, Ryan Lindveit, Tomas Peire Serrate, and Liliya Ugay represent a broad spectrum of musical backgrounds and sound worlds. One composer will receive a $15,000 commission for a new piece to be performed by ACO during an upcoming season. Additionally, one composer will receive the Audience Choice Award with an associated commission.

    Each composer participating in the Underwood New Music Readings receives rehearsals, a reading, and a digital recording of his or her work. Feedback sessions with ACO principal players, mentor composers, and ACO’s artistic and music directors provide crucial artistic, technical, and conceptual assistance. This year’s mentor composers are Derek Bermel, ACO Artistic Director; Gabriela Ortiz; John Corigliano; and Robert Beaser, ACO Artistic Director Laureate.

    In addition, the Readings offer a Career Development Workshop for composers, students, or anyone interested in exploring the business and realities of being a professional composer on Thursday, June 22 from 10am-3pm. These invaluable talks, led by leaders in the industry, present topics ranging from copyright and commission agreements to music preparation, from promotion to fundraising. This year’s schedule, topics, and speakers include:
    10:00am – 11:00am – Be Prepared: Introduction to professional score and parts production
    Bill Holab (Bill Holab Music)

    11:00am – 11:30am – Bang on a Can: A Case Study on Entrepreneurship
    Moderator: Frank J. Oteri, Composer Advocate (New Music USA)
    Panelists: Tim Thomas, Michael Gordon and David Lang (Bang on a Can)
    Astrid Baumgardner, President (Astrid Baumgardner Coaching + Training)

    1:15pm – 2:00pm – Everything You Wanted to Know About Copyright
    James Kendrick, Esq., Partner (Alter and Kendrick)

    2:00pm – 3:00pm – Getting Your Music Programmed
    Moderator: Ed Yim, President (American Composers Orchestra)
    Panelists: Kathy Schuman, Vice President, Artistic Programming and Executive Producer (Caramoor); Beth Helgeson, Director of Artistic Planning and Administration (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center); and Isaac Thompson, Vice President, Artistic Planning (New York Philharmonic)
    The cost for the Workshop is $10; reservations can be made at http://bit.ly/ACOUnderwood2018.
    For over a generation, ACO’s Underwood New Music Readings have provided all-important career development and public exposure to the country’s most promising emerging composers, with over 150 composers participating. Readings alumni have won every major composition award, including the Pulitzer, Grammy, Grawemeyer, American Academy of Arts & Letters, and Rome Prizes. Orchestras around the globe have commissioned ACO Readings alumni.
    The New Music Readings have launched many of today’s top composers, such as ACO’s own Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Lisa Bielawa, Anthony Cheung, Anna Clyne, Cindy Cox, Sebastian Currier, Jennifer Higdon, Pierre Jalbert, Aaron Jay Kernis, Hannah Lash, Carter Pann, P.Q. Phan, Tobias Picker, Narong Prangcharoen, Paola Prestini, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Huang Ruo, Eric Samuelson, Carlos Sanchez-Guiterrez, Kate Soper, Gregory Spears, Joan Tower, Ken Ueno, Dan Visconti, Wang Jie, Dalit Warshaw, Randall Woolf, Nina Young, and Roger Zare.

    About the Selected Composers and Their Music

    Carlos Bandera (Lux in Tebebris)

    Carlos Bandera (b. 1993) is fascinated by musical architecture and by the music of the past. His recent music explores these fascinations, often by placing a musical quotation, be it a phrase, scale, or sonority, within dense microtonal textures.

    Carlos’ music has been performed in the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Uzbekistan, China, and several spaces in the US, including Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall. He has attended the Fresh Inc Music Festival where he studied composition with Dan Visconti and the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy where he studied with Daron Hagen and Gylda Lyons and had his Florestan premiered by members of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra.

    Carlos earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, where he studied with Elizabeth Brown, Dean Drummond, and Marcos Balter. Carlos recently received his Master of Music degree in Composition from The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he participated in masterclasses with Christopher Rouse and Georg Friedrich Haas and studied privately with Kevin Puts.

    Carlos notes about his piece, “Upon first hearing the music of Anton Bruckner, I felt deeply connected to the composer and his work. His Eighth Symphony in particular, with its immense harmonic landscapes, devastating silences, and profound ‘darkness-to-light’ narrative, continues to be one of my greatest influences – no doubt, in more ways than I am even aware of. Lux in Tenebris explores these elements of the Eighth Symphony by allowing Brucknerian light to pierce through a dense micropolyphonic fabric.” For more information, visit http://www.carlosbandera.com.

    Lily Chen (A Leaf Falls After)

    Taiwanese-born Lily Chen (b. 1985) is a composer exploring timbral materials with subtle theatrical potentials in both acoustic and electronic music. Lily has received first Prize of Asian Composers League Young Composers Award, first and second Prizes of Nicola de Lorenzo Prize in Music Composition, among others. Her music has been performed at June in Buffalo, Mise-en Festival, International Computer Music Conference, SEAMUS, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and Asian Composers League Conference and Festival. Lily has collaborated with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Eco Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Mise-en, and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.

    In December 2017, she received her Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied with Ken Ueno, Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, and Cindy Cox. She also holds M.M. (2009) and B.F.A. (2007) from Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan, under the instruction of Chung-Kun Hung. For more information, visit http://www.chenlily.com.

    Of her piece, Chen notes, “A Leaf Falls After is inspired by my recent memories of living in Europe. In the fall of 2015, I received the Ladd Prize funded by UC Berkeley and had the great opportunity to live in Paris for ten months. This was my first time in Paris as well as in Europe; I experienced intimate incidents of fragile beauty that touched me, but also shocking and terrifying ones during my residence there. Based on such images, I created a constantly flowing process of different kinds of vibrations along with air sounds to represent falling leaves, fallen leaves, and flaps of rising butterflies’ wings. Besides this, metallic sounds/noises either with pure resonances or with intense pressure make up another important element, which is associated with my memories of the ringing bells and the metal ‘fallen leaves.’”

    Scott Lee (Anadyr)

    Composer Scott Lee (b. 1988) writes concert music infused with the visceral sounds of popular music. Lee has worked with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Winston-Salem Symphony members, Symphony In C, and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, chamber groups such as the Jack Quartet, yMusic, the Da Capo Chamber Players, Deviant Septet, chatterbird, and ShoutHouse, as well as multi-platinum pop artist Ben Folds. He has received commissions from the Aspen Music Festival, the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, loadbang, the Raleigh Civic Symphony, and the American Craft Council.

    Notable honors include a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, winner of the Symphony In C Young Composers Composition, the grand prize in the PARMA Student Composer Competition, and the Gustav Klemm Award in Composition from the Peabody Institute. Lee has also received fellowships to attend the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals.

    As a James B. Duke Fellow, Lee recently earned a PhD in Composition at Duke University, mentored by Scott Lindroth and Steve Jaffe. He earned the Master of Music degree at the Peabody institute, where he was the recipient of the Philip D. Glass Endowed Scholarship in Composition and studied with Michael Hersch. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, where he studied with Michael Rose, Michael Slayton, Stan Link, and Michael Kurek. For more information, visit http://www.scottlee.net.

    Of his piece, Lee says, “Anadyr refers both to a remote port town in Northeastern Russia and to the secret 1962 operation (‘Operation Anadyr’) in which Soviets deployed missiles and supporting forces to Cuba, prompting the Cuban missile crisis. The mission involved a complex campaign of deception, and was shrouded in secrecy. This work aims to evoke the deception and subterfuge that characterized this period in international dealings with Russia.”

    Ryan Lindviet (Like an Altar with 9,000 Robot Attendants)

    Ryan Lindveit’s (b. 1994) works have been performed across the United States and abroad by Alarm Will Sound, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, Orkest de Ereprijs, the USC Thornton Symphony, the Donald Sinta Quartet, FearNoMusic, and the City of Tomorrow, among others. His music has received recognition from BMI, ASCAP, SCI, the American Modern Ensemble, the National Band Association, Tribeca New Music, and the Texas Music Educators Association. Ryan grew up in Texas and is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he was selected as Salutatorian for the class of 2016 and named the Thornton School of Music’s Outstanding Graduate. He is currently a master’s student at the Yale School of Music. His past teachers include Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Theofanidis, Andrew Norman, Ted Hearne, Frank Ticheli, and Donald Crockett. Recent and upcoming projects include Mysterious Butterflies for chamber ensemble and eight voices, a wind ensemble version of Like an Altar with 9,000 Robot Attendants commissioned by a consortium of 30 university wind ensembles organized by conductor H. Robert Reynolds, a commission for the Big 12 Band Directors Association, and pieces for chamber ensemble and orchestra to be premiered at the Aspen Music Festival in the summer of 2018. For more information, visit http://www.ryanlindviet.com.

    Lindviet notes, “Like an Altar with 9,000 Robot Attendants was inspire¬¬d by Ray Bradbury’s short story There Will Come Soft Rains (1950). The futuristic story describes a computer-controlled house, in which robots perform a myriad of tasks such as cooking breakfast, cleaning house, and telling time. Bradbury’s futurist prose remains characteristically exuberant in describing these household robots—a tension which calls to mind the satirical ebullience of Stanley Kubrick’s Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove. My piece lives in the same brazenly ecstatic spirit as Bradbury’s story and Kubrick’s film. Sometimes the only response to misfortune is a wild, full-teeth smile.”

    Tomas Peire Serrate (Rauxa)

    Barcelona-born Tomas Peire Serrate (b. 1979) studied piano at the Sant Cugat del Vallès conservatory and composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona) with Salvador Brotons andthe Sibelius Academy (Helsinki) with Tapio Tuomela and Risto Väisänen. In 2013 he graduated from New York University with a Master´s in Scoring for Film and Multimedia. That year he moved to Los Angeles to explore the film music industry and participate as a composer in different projects including writing the music for the films The Anushree Experiements and Prism, and orchestrating and arranging music for If I Stay, Minions or Love and Friendship.

    In the fall of 2015, Tomàs initiated his PhD studies at UCLA, where studies with Bruce Broughton, Richard Danielpour, Ian Krouse, Mark Carlson, Peter Golub and David S. Lefkowitz. His research at UCLA is about music, space and media, with particular interest in new technologies and virtual reality. His concert works have been performed in Europe, US and Asia, and is currently working on a short opera-monologue that will be premiered at the Off-Liceu series in Barcelona in June 2018. For more information, visit http://www.tomaspeire.com.

    Of his piece, Serrate notes, “Rauxa is a sudden determination, like the impulse I had to write this piece, or an outburst, which actually is how this work begins. It is a Catalan word that has been used in pair with another one, Seny, meaning balance and sensibleness, to describe or refer to the Catalan people and their character. This duality, like in other cultures and traditions, is essential, indivisible, and necessary to understand each part separately, which is what I tried to explore here. I worked on sketches and sections of Rauxa in different moments and places, always away from my home country, Catalonia, and I kept coming back to it looking to improve it as well as to learn more about myself and about music.”

    Liliya Ugay (Rhapsody in Color)

    Music by the award-winning composer and pianist Liliya Ugay (b. 1990) has been performed in many countries around the globe. Recipient of a 2016 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2017 Horatio Parker Memorial prize from the Yale School of Music, Ugay has collaborated with the Nashville Symphony, Albany Symphony, New England Philharmonic, Yale Philharmonia, Raleigh Civic Symphony, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Molinari Quartet, Antico Moderno, Omnibus ensemble, and Paul Neubauer among others. Her music has been featured at the Aspen, American Composers, New York Electroacoustic Music, June in Buffalo, and Darmstadt New Music festivals, as well as the 52nd Venice Biennale. During 2017-2018 season Ugay has worked on a new opera as a Resident Composer at the American Lyric Theater.

    Originally from Uzbekistan, Liliya is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Yale School of Music studying with Aaron Kernis and David Lang. Besides new music, Liliya is passionate about the music of the repressed composers from the Soviet era. She regularly presents a series of the lecture-recitals on this topic with guidance of Boris Berman. For more information, visit htp://www.liliyaugay.com.

    Of her piece, Ugay notes, “I chose the title Rhapsody in Color to evoke two musical associations: Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The idea of Rhapsody in Color is similar to the process of reproduction of old sepia photographs or films into color with individual, unrealistic to the time of the original, touch. Rather a simple, and, in a sense, traditional, motive and harmonic progression are taken through the contemporary lens by coloring it out with the sporadic and often unpredictable formal and orchestral realization. Similarly, in the second half of the piece, the idea of the ostinato dance is approached from modern perspective, transforming it into what sounds more like an electronic dance loop track with constantly adding/changing shades and timbral colors.”

    About American Composers Orchestra

    Founded in 1977, American Composers Orchestra is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation, and promotion of music by American composers. ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. Through concerts at Carnegie Hall and other venues, recordings, internet and radio broadcasts, educational programs, New Music Readings, and commissions, ACO identifies today’s brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases regional, national, and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music, reflecting geographic, stylistic, and temporal diversity. ACO also serves as an incubator of ideas, research, and talent, as a catalyst for growth and change among orchestras, and as an advocate for American composers and their music. ACO programs seek to innovate and experiment, educate students and the public, and open the orchestra to diverse new influences and audiences. For more information, visit http://www.americancomposers.org.

    About American Composers Forum

    The American Composers Forum is committed to supporting composers and developing new markets for their music. Through granting, commissioning, and performance programs, the Forum provides composers at all stages of their careers with valuable resources for professional and artistic development. By linking communities with composers and performers, the Forum fosters a demand for new music, enriches communities, and helps develop the next generation of composers, musicians, and music patrons. For more information, visit http://www.composersforum.org.

    About the League of American Orchestras

    The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of more than 2,000 organizations and individuals across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned orchestras to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles, from conservatories to libraries, from businesses serving orchestras to individuals who love symphonic music. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform people around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. For more information, visit htp://www.americanorchestras.org.

    About New Music USA

    New Music USA supports and promotes new music created in the United States using the power of virtual networks and people to foster connection, deepen knowledge, encourage appreciation, and provide financial support for a diverse constituency of practitioners and appreciators. New Music USA engages with a broad constituency of artists and audiences with our programs and editorial work, providing in-depth coverage of the field through http://www.NewMusicBox.org and Counterstream Radio and supporting the field with around one million dollars in grants annually. Through membership in networks such as the International Society for Contemporary Music and the International Association of Music Information Centers. New Music USA represents the United States new music scene around the world. For more information, visit http://www.newmusicusa.org.

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    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promotion of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities:

    Concerts
    Commissions
    Recordings
    Educational programs
    New music reading sessions

    Creating new opportunities for American Composers

    ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. ACO programs increase opportunities for American composers and generate broader awareness of their work. ACO’s new approach generates further interest and programming by other music organizations. It also increases the audience for contemporary American orchestral music by influencing music decision makers.

    We start by identifying today’s brightest emerging composers and championing prominent established artists. To increase international awareness of the variety of American orchestral music, we incubate new ideas, develop talent, and serves as a catalyst and advocate for American composers and their music.

    Now in its 40th season, ACO has performed music by over 800 composers, including more than 350 world premieres and commissioned works. Many ACO-commissioned composers have gone on to win important prizes such as the Pulitzer, Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome.

    Honors

    A special award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    A proclamation from the New York City Council
    The inaugural MetLife Award for excellence in community engagement
    BMI has honored ACO for its outstanding contribution to American music
    The League of American Orchestras has awarded the ASCAP annual prize for adventurous programming 35 times
    ASCAP has singled-out ACO as “the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States”

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    105.9FM
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    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

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    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
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  • richardmitnick 9:55 AM on April 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From The New York Times: “Review: American Composers Orchestra Brings Jazz to Classical, Effortlessly” 

    New York Times

    The New York Times

    APRIL 8, 2018
    SETH COLTER WALLS

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    The pianist Ethan Iverson performing his composition Concerto to Scale with the American Composers Orchestra on Friday at Zankel Hall. Credit Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times.

    The American Composers Orchestra takes the concept of jazz-informed classical composition seriously. That may sound like an obvious strategy for an ensemble hoping to represent its native soil. Yet this healthy attitude is not terribly common.

    In commissioning new works over the years by the saxophonist Steve Coleman or the pianist Vijay Iyer, the A.C.O. has bucked the historical trend of treating orchestrated works by sometime improvisers as mere curiosities. The orchestra’s Friday night show at Zankel Hall added to this legacy. More than half of the program was devoted to world premieres by composers with backgrounds in jazz performance. Two were by established stars: the saxophonist Steve Lehman and the pianist Ethan Iverson.

    Mr. Lehman’s piece, Ten Threshold Studies, trafficked in some of the hallucinogenic mystery of the small groups he has led. In his score, the composer instructs an oboist to switch between different fingerings, on the same pitch, producing notes “nearly identical in tuning” while remaining “extremely timbrally distinct.”

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    The saxophonist Steve Lehman composed Ten Threshold Studies, which had its world premiere. Credit Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times.

    As a player, Mr. Lehman has few peers when it comes making severe changes of attack feel fluid. In the hands of the orchestra, these effects sounded more labored during the early going on Friday. But as the piece morphed from leaden, hard-struck percussive passages to a sense of weightless drift, carried by resonant vibraphone chords, the conductor George Manahan and his orchestra gradually realized Mr. Lehman’s interest in mystic change.

    Concerto to Scale, a three-movement work by Mr. Iverson, was a world away in texture: It was studded with familiar scales and ragtime riffs that were designed to take advantage of Mr. Iverson’s vivid presence as soloist, alongside the orchestra. Yet, as with Mr. Lehman’s work, Scale also managed to connect with some of its composer’s prior efforts in jazz clubs.

    Its referentiality recalled a winking approach to pop-music covers that Mr. Iverson has helped perfect, in different ensembles. And his punchy piano part — often shadowed by a thumping bass drum — drew from the same playfully complex style as some of his pieces for the Bad Plus (a trio he worked in for nearly two decades, before exiting last year).

    He also took advantage of the vintage reference points to work as a vaudevillian. At one point, Mr. Iverson allowed a theatrical sweep of the piano’s highest register to carry him up from his bench, where he then regarded the audience and waited for a laugh. (He got one.) Thankfully the piece wasn’t all jokey: A middle movement meant to reflect a “19th-century nocturne atmosphere” had a genuinely personal approach that rivaled the more boisterous movements as entertainment.

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    The violinist Elena Urioste, left, performing Clarice Assad’s Dreamscapes with the orchestra and its conductor, George Manahan, right. Credit Hiroyuki ito for The New York Times.

    During the premiere of the newly revised September Coming, by the young saxophonist Hitomi Oba, the orchestra did not sound as successfully attuned to the composer’s sensibility. This new piece had some of the same dramatic spacings and crisply distinguished layers as another recent work, With Bare Feet, though here the impact was smudged by some tentative-sounding entrances. Still, the piece advertised enough invention to recommend a repeat hearing.

    More persuasive was the orchestra’s presentation of two works that, while not premieres, carried a sense of novelty. The 1990 essay Bahia, Bahia came from T. J. Anderson, a veteran educator who also produced an important orchestration of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha. The episodic nature of this particular narrative occasionally seemed thin on development, though the orchestra navigated the twists confidently.

    And its way of handling Clarice Assad’s 2009 Dreamscapes, alongside the violin soloist Elena Urioste, proved riveting. In a program note, the composer said she was inspired by research into REM states, but the work didn’t sound weighed down by any clinical investigation.

    Most satisfying of all was the easygoing way that the concert moved between these styles. Since no one piece had to stand alone as the “jazz-inspired” work, the anxiety that can often be felt around this sort of programming was lessened. Simple enough, seemingly. But somehow still too difficult for most orchestras to attempt.

    See the full article here .

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    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
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  • richardmitnick 12:18 PM on April 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Carnegie Hall: “At A Glance” Concerts 


    Carnegie Hall

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    Tuesday, April 3 at 8 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    Sir András Schiff, Piano
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    Thursday, April 5 at 8 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    Sir András Schiff, Piano
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    George Manahan, Elena Urioste, Ethan Iverson
    Friday, April 6 at 7:30 PM
    Zankel Hall
    American Composers Orchestra
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    Sunday, April 8 | 12 PM–4 PM
    Resnick Education Wing
    Spring Family Day: The Power of Music and You
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    Artemis Quartet
    Vineta Sareika – violin
    Anthea Kreston – violin
    Gregor Sigl – viola
    Eckart Runge – violoncello
    Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 PM
    Zankel Hall
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    Tuesday, April 10 at 8 PM
    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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    Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.
    Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall has its own artistic programming, development, and marketing departments, and presents about 250 performances each season
    Carnegie Hall has 3,671 seats, divided among its three auditoriums.
    Main Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)
    Zankel Hall
    Weill Recital Hall
    The building also contains the Carnegie Hall Archives, established in 1986, and the Rose Museum, which opened in 1991. Until 2009 studios above the Hall contained working spaces for artists in the performing and graphic arts including music, drama, dance, as well as architects, playwrights, literary agents, photographers and painters. The spaces were unusual in being purpose-designed for artistic work, with very high ceilings, skylights and large windows for natural light.

    Carnegie Hall is named after Andrew Carnegie, who funded its construction. It was intended as a venue for the Oratorio Society of New York and the New York Symphony Society, on whose boards Carnegie served. Construction began in 1890, and was carried out by Isaac A. Hopper and Company. Although the building was in use from April 1891, the official opening night was May 5, with a concert conducted by maestro Walter Damrosch and great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.[15][16] Originally known simply as “Music Hall” (the words “Music Hall founded by Andrew Carnegie” still appear on the façade above the marquee), the hall was renamed Carnegie Hall in 1893 after board members of the Music Hall Company of New York (the hall’s original governing body) persuaded Carnegie to allow the use of his name. Several alterations were made to the building between 1893 and 1896, including the addition of two towers of artists’ studios, and alterations to the smaller auditorium on the building’s lower level.

    The hall was owned by the Carnegie family until 1925, when Carnegie’s widow sold it to a real estate developer, Robert E. Simon. When Simon died in 1935, his son, Robert E. Simon, Jr., became owner. By the mid-1950s, changes in the music business prompted Simon to offer Carnegie Hall for sale to the New York Philharmonic, which booked a majority of the hall’s concert dates each year.
    Most of the greatest performers of classical music since the time Carnegie Hall was built have performed in the Main Hall, and its lobbies are adorned with signed portraits and memorabilia. The NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, frequently recorded in the Main Hall for RCA Victor. On November 14, 1943, the 25-year old Leonard Bernstein had his major conducting debut when he had to substitute for a suddenly ill Bruno Walter in a concert that was broadcast by CBS,[19] making him instantly famous. In the fall of 1950, the orchestra’s weekly broadcast concerts were moved there until the orchestra disbanded in 1954. Several of the concerts were televised by NBC, preserved on kinescopes, and have been released on home video.

    Many legendary jazz and popular music performers have also given memorable performances at Carnegie Hall including Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Violetta Villas, Judy Garland, Harry Belafonte, Charles Aznavour, Ike & Tina Turner, Paul Robeson, Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey, James Gang and Stevie Ray Vaughan, all of whom made celebrated live recordings of their concerts there.

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    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 5:08 PM on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ACODreamscapes, American Composers Orchestra, , , , , , , , , Orchestra Underground, Premieres, , , , ,   

    From American Composers Orchestra: “ACODreamscapes” 

    American Composers Orchestra

    Friday, April 6, 2018 7:30 PM Zankel Hall

    Get tickets.

    NY premiere of Clarice Assad’s violin concerto, featuring Elena Urioste

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    Clarice Assad
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    Elena Urioste

    World premiere of composer/pianist Ethan Iverson’s Concerto to Scale

    Ethan Iverson, Pianist and Composer

    World premieres by Steve Lehman and Hitomi Oba, and T.J. Anderson, Composer’s Bahia Bahia (1990)
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    Steve Lehman

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    Hitomi Oba

    5
    T.J. Anderson

    See the full article here.

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    For great Jazz


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    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00AM-2:00PM featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Fridays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00PM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promotion of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities:

    Concerts
    Commissions
    Recordings
    Educational programs
    New music reading sessions

    Creating new opportunities for American Composers

    ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. ACO programs increase opportunities for American composers and generate broader awareness of their work. ACO’s new approach generates further interest and programming by other music organizations. It also increases the audience for contemporary American orchestral music by influencing music decision makers.

    We start by identifying today’s brightest emerging composers and championing prominent established artists. To increase international awareness of the variety of American orchestral music, we incubate new ideas, develop talent, and serves as a catalyst and advocate for American composers and their music.

    Now in its 40th season, ACO has performed music by over 800 composers, including more than 350 world premieres and commissioned works. Many ACO-commissioned composers have gone on to win important prizes such as the Pulitzer, Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome.

    Honors

    A special award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    A proclamation from the New York City Council
    The inaugural MetLife Award for excellence in community engagement
    BMI has honored ACO for its outstanding contribution to American music
    The League of American Orchestras has awarded the ASCAP annual prize for adventurous programming 35 times
    ASCAP has singled-out ACO as “the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States”

     
  • richardmitnick 1:35 PM on March 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From American Composers Orchestra: “American Composers Orchestra Supports Sixteen Emerging Composers During 2017-2018 Season” 

    American Composers Orchestra

    Six composers selected for 27th Underwood New Music Readings
    with American Composers Orchestra

    Carlos Bandera
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    Lily Chen
    2

    Scott Lee
    3

    Ryan Lindveit
    4

    Tomas Peire Serrate
    5

    Liliya Ugay
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    Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:30am (open rehearsal; free admission with advance reservation)
    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10am (career development workshop; $10 admission)
    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:30pm (run-through performance; $10 admission)
    Location to be announced.
    Tickets and more information at http://bit.ly/ACOUnderwood2018

    Ten composers selected for EarShot New Music Readings
    with Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and Jacksonville Symphony

    Nathan Kelly
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    Sohwa Lee
    8

    Robert Rankin
    9

    Niloufar Iravani
    10

    Jihyun Kim
    11

    Felipe Nieto
    12

    Nicholas Bentz
    13

    Will Healy
    14

    Ursula Kwong-Brown
    15

    Meng Wang
    16

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    For great Jazz
    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00AM-2:00PM featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Fridays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00PM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promotion of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities:

    Concerts
    Commissions
    Recordings
    Educational programs
    New music reading sessions

    Creating new opportunities for American Composers

    ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. ACO programs increase opportunities for American composers and generate broader awareness of their work. ACO’s new approach generates further interest and programming by other music organizations. It also increases the audience for contemporary American orchestral music by influencing music decision makers.

    We start by identifying today’s brightest emerging composers and championing prominent established artists. To increase international awareness of the variety of American orchestral music, we incubate new ideas, develop talent, and serves as a catalyst and advocate for American composers and their music.

    Now in its 40th season, ACO has performed music by over 800 composers, including more than 350 world premieres and commissioned works. Many ACO-commissioned composers have gone on to win important prizes such as the Pulitzer, Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome.

    Honors

    A special award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    A proclamation from the New York City Council
    The inaugural MetLife Award for excellence in community engagement
    BMI has honored ACO for its outstanding contribution to American music
    The League of American Orchestras has awarded the ASCAP annual prize for adventurous programming 35 times
    ASCAP has singled-out ACO as “the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States”

     
  • richardmitnick 3:51 PM on March 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From American Composers Orchestra: Orchestra Underground: Dreamscapes 

    American Composers Orchestra

    Orchestra Underground: Dreamscapes

    Friday, April 6, 2018 7:30 PM Zankel Hall

    Tickets

    Performers
    American Composers Orchestra
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    George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
    Elena Urioste, Violin
    3
    Ethan Iverson, Piano
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    Program
    HITOMI OBA September Coming (World Premiere)
    ETHAN IVERSON Concerto to Scale (World Premiere)
    STEVE LEHMAN Ten Threshold Studies (World Premiere)
    TJ ANDERSON Bahia, Bahia (NY Premiere)
    CLARICE ASSAD Dreamscapes (NY Premiere)

    See the full article here.

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    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz
    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm

    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promotion of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities:

    Concerts
    Commissions
    Recordings
    Educational programs
    New music reading sessions

    Creating new opportunities for American Composers

    ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. ACO programs increase opportunities for American composers and generate broader awareness of their work. ACO’s new approach generates further interest and programming by other music organizations. It also increases the audience for contemporary American orchestral music by influencing music decision makers.

    We start by identifying today’s brightest emerging composers and championing prominent established artists. To increase international awareness of the variety of American orchestral music, we incubate new ideas, develop talent, and serves as a catalyst and advocate for American composers and their music.

    Now in its 40th season, ACO has performed music by over 800 composers, including more than 350 world premieres and commissioned works. Many ACO-commissioned composers have gone on to win important prizes such as the Pulitzer, Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome.

    Honors

    A special award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    A proclamation from the New York City Council
    The inaugural MetLife Award for excellence in community engagement
    BMI has honored ACO for its outstanding contribution to American music
    The League of American Orchestras has awarded the ASCAP annual prize for adventurous programming 35 times
    ASCAP has singled-out ACO as “the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States”

     
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