The New York-based American Composers Orchestra and China’s Beijing Modern Music Festival have launched the China-U.S. Composers Project. The project will take place over three seasons or more, with multiple performances and exchange activities in Beijing and New York City. The project will include a festival in New York featuring music by Chinese and American composers, concerts by the ACO, performances of traditional music, and educational partnerships. The ACO will perform several world premieres by American composers at the Beijing Modern Music Festival, and there will be new-music readings by young and emerging composers from the China and U.S., to be produced in China and the U.S. Composer Chen Yi is serving as artistic advisor for the project, and composer Xiaogang Ye will be artistic director. Also participating will be ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel and ACO Artistic Director Laureate Robert Beaser. Shaosheng Li, project director for the Beijing Modern Music Festival, will co-curate on behalf of BMMF. Exact dates for the project have not been announced. For more information click here and here.
Posted July 10, 2015