American Composers Orchestra to mark 40 years in 2017-18

Posted on: August 11, 2017

The American Composers Orchestra will mark its 40th season in 2017-18 with a November 7 concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. The program will feature Fanfare, Fugue and Funk (1972) by ACO Co-Founder Francis Thorne, as well as Leonard Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata, Elizabeth Ogonek’s Sleep and Unremembrance (2015), Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown & Beige (1943), Paola Prestini’s Prelude and Aria from Gilgamesh (2016), and selections by George Gershwin and Jerome Kern for voice and orchestra, with soprano Mikaela Bennett, a recent Juilliard graduate. The season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, will feature ten world, U.S., and New York premieres, by composers including T.J. Anderson, Clarice Assad, Bryce Dessner, Ethan Iverson, Steve Lehman, Hitomi Oba, and Pauchi Sasaki. The ACO will perform the New York premiere of Gregory Spears’s opera Fellow Travelers in January 2018 during the Prototype Festival in New York City. ACO’s annual Underwood New Music Readings will take place at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on June 21-22, 2018.

Posted August 11, 2017