The American Composers Orchestra and Music Director George Manahan will perform four world premieres at a free concert on October 16 at the Winter Garden in lower Manhattan, as part of the “SONiC: Sounds of a New Century” festival underway in New York City from October 15-23. SONiC concerts will be streamed at Q2 Music, the contemporary-music streaming service of New York classical radio station WQXR. Produced by American Composers Orchestra, the festival features music by more than 80 composers age 40 and under. On the October 16 program will be Angélica Negrón’s Me He Perdido (I’ve Gotten Lost), Andy Akiho’s Tarnished Mirrors, Alex Mincek’s Continuo (Concerto for JACK Quartet), and Judd Greenstein’s My City. In addition to the ACO and the Jack Quartet, performers at the concert will include vocalist DM (David) Stith; the chamber choir The Crossing; and Nick Yulman, robotic instruments. Other SONiC performances during the upcoming week will explore the intersection of jazz and classical music; acoustic and robotic instruments; composers and video artists; and composers and choreographers. SONiC’s curator is ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel, and composer Anna Clyne is SONiC’s associate curator.
Posted October 16, 2015