The ACO Experience on WWFM

wwfmlogoAmerican Composers Orchestra and WWFM The Classical Network are co-presenting The ACO Experience, a new radio program hosted by Diane Guvenis featuring live recordings of music by today’s most talented and exciting composers.

The music was performed by the American Composers Orchestra, guest artists and ensembles participating in ACO concerts and the ACO 2011 and 2015 SONiC Festivals (Sounds of a New Century), citywide festivals in New York featuring music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under. The broadcast will air once a month on Mondays at 9 PM ET.

Where to hear WWFM

Upcoming Programs

Program 6:  February 27, 2017 at 9 PM

ANDY AKIHO  Tarnished Mirrors    
2015 SONiC Festival
Program Notes

BRYCE DESSNER  St. Carolyn by the Sea
(Double Guitar Concerto)
Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner, electric guitars
2011 SONiC Festival
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JONNY GREENWOOD  Smear
2011 SONiC Festival
Program Notes

REZA NAMAVAR  In de Magmakamer
2015 SONiC Festival
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•    Program 7:  March 20, 2017 at 9 PM
•    Program 8:  April 24, 2017 at 9 PM
•    Program 9:  May 22, 2017 at 9 PM

Past Programs

Program 5:  January 30, 2017 at 9 PM ET

RUBY FULTON  Road Ranger Cowboy
American Composers Orchestra
New York premiere from 2011 SONiC Festival
Program Notes

KENJI BUNCH  The Devil’s Box
American Composers Orchestra
Kenji Bunch, amplified viola
World premiere from 2011 SONiC Festival
Program Notes

JASON MORAN  Cane
Imani Winds
2011 SONiC Festival
Program Notes

DAN VISCONTI   Lonesome Roads
Music from Copland House
2015 SONiC Festival
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Program 4:  December 26, 2016

PAUL YEON LEE   Echo of a Dream
American Composers Orchestra
World premiere from 2011 SONiC Festival
One man’s wonderfully atmospheric and evocative sonic picture of what happens behind the eyes
Program Notes

ALEX MINCEK   Continuo  
American Composers Orchestra
JACK Quartet
World premiere from 2015 SONiC Festival
A raucous and incisive use of the extra sharp JACK Quartet moving in and out of shifting textures from the orchestra
Program Notes

JASON ECKARDT  Subject    
JACK Quartet
World premiere from 2011 SONiC Festival
A granitic and harrowing account brought to life aurally
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KATE SOPER  Only The Words Themselves Mean What They Say
Kate Soper, soprano, with Erin Lesser, flute
2011 SONiC Afterhours
At once, humorous, scary and incredibly virtuosic
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Program 3:  November 28, 2016

FABIAN SVENSSON
Two Sides
for sextet
eighth blackbird
Program Notes

JUDD GREENSTEIN
My City  (world premiere)
Mannahatta
     Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
(ACO/Community Engagement Lab Commission)
American Composers Orchestra
George Manahan, director
DM Stith, vocals
The Crossing, Donald Nally, Director
Program Notes

Program 2:  October 24, 2016

CHRISTOPHER STARK   …and start west
American Composers Orchestra

SUZANNE FARRIN   Infinite Here
American Composers Orchestra

ANGELICA NEGRON  Me he Perdido (I’ve Gotten Lost)
American Composers Orchestra

JOEY ROUKENS    Shadows and Bells
Nieuw Amsterdams Peil

TYSHAWN SOREY    Drum Set Solo

Program 1:  September 26, 2016

GITY RAZAZ   The Metamorphosis of Narcissus
American Composers Orchestra

LEI LIANG   Yuan 
PRISM Quartet

VIET CUONG  Wax and Wire 
Music from Copland House

WANG LU  Flowing Water Study II    
American Composers Orchestra

VYKINTAS BALTAKAS   b(ell tree)   
JACK Quartet