SONiC new-music festival to return to New York City in October

Posted on: July 16, 2015

“The SONiC: Sounds of a New Century music festival is returning to New York in October with nine days of 21st-century music by more than 60 composers under the age of 40,” writes Michael Cooper in Wednesday’s (7/15) New York Times. “The festival—which is produced by the American Composers Orchestra and is returning for the first time since its inaugural run in 2011 — promises to shine a spotlight on a growing contemporary music ecosystem that pairs young composers, cutting-edge ensembles and a variety of venues like Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and hipper spaces downtown and in Brooklyn. The vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform works by Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, William Brittelle and others at National Sawdust, a new venue opening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The JACK Quartet will anchor a six-hour marathon featuring works by Caroline Shaw, Justine Chen, Paris Lavidis and others at Merkin Concert Hall. And the American Composers Orchestra will present a free concert at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place featuring the premieres of works by Angélica Negrón, Andy Akiho, Alex Mincek and Judd Greenstein…. All concerts will be available for on-demand streaming at, the new music online streaming service of WQXR.”

Posted July 16, 2015