The American Composers Orchestra has its final show of the season happening May 1st in NY.
American Composers Orchestra, the nation’s most consistently adventurous champion of new orchestral work, returns Underground for five World Premieres at 7:30PM on Friday, February 20, presented by Carnegie Hall at Zankel Hall. The concert continues ACO’s cutting-edge Orchestra Underground series that redefines orchestral music with new composers, new influences, new multimedia collaborations, and new technologies.
This concert program features:
Robert Beaser delivers the New York premiere of his new Guitar Concerto written for long-time friend and collaborator, the “monster virtuoso” Eliot Fisk. Beaser’s concerto is the first work work commissioned by his “home team” orchesta in over a decade.
Derek Bermel‘s contribution to the program is the world premiere of A Shout, A Whisper, A Trace, a piece inspired by Bartók’s correspondence during his final years in New York City. The commission also concludes the triumphant three year Music Alive Residency Bermel has had with ACO.
Lukas Ligeti (Labyrinth of Clouds) and Thomas Larcher (Bose Zellen) join this musical gathering of old friends with a world premiere and U.S. premiere promising new and excting sounds. Both Ligeti’s Labyrinth of Clouds and Larcher’s Bose Zellen (Malignant Cells) will feature composers as soloist. Ligeti will play his Marimba Lumina and Larcher will be spotlighted soloing on prepared piano which gradually becomes stripped of its trappings throughout the piece.