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Program Notes for April 28: ACO at Carnegie Hall

American Composers Orchestra performs works by George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Alvin Singleton, Earle Brown, and Duke Ellington at 8pm on April 28, 2004 at Carnegie Hall. Click here to read program notes about the works.

Essays & Opinions

Bone-up on the contemporary and historical issues facing composers who embrace improvisation in their work.

Symposia & Panel Discussions

The festival includes symposia and panel discussions with noted composers, improvisors, conductors, and performers, exploring practical, aesthetic, and philosophical issues in the integration of improvisation into the orchestra.

  • Monday, April 26, 6 pm | SYMPOSIA
    Culture Clash: Making a Space for Improvisation in the Orchestra
    Moderator: Frank J. Oteri–Editor, NewMusicBox (American Music Center)
    Panelists: Anthony Davis, Donal Fox, George Lewis, Carman Moore, Michael Geller
    Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
    Admission is free.

  • Wednesday, April 28, 7 pm | PANEL DISCUSSION
    Reinventing History: The Past, Present & Future of Improvisation & the Orchestra
    Moderator: Frank J. Oteri–Editor, NewMusicBox (American Music Center)
    Panelists: George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Alvin Singleton
    Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium. Seventh Ave. & 57th Street
    Admission is free to concert ticket holders (concert starts at 8 pm.)

  • Friday, April 30, 10:30 am - 12 pm | SYMPOSIUM
    Who's in Charge?: Conducting (and Performing) Improvised Music
    Moderator: Derek Bermel–composer and clarinetist
    Panelists: Steven Sloane, Justin DiCioccio, Butch Morris, Anne LeBaron, Martha Mooke
    Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave. at 25th Street
    Admission is free.

  • Friday, April 30, 1 pm - 2:30 pm | SYMPOSIUM
    Off the charts: Why Composing Improvised Music is Not an Oxymoron
    Moderator: Howard Mandel–President, Jazz Journalists Association
    Panelists: Vijay Iyer, Alvin Singleton, Anthony Davis, Oliver Lake
    Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave. at 25th Street
    Admission is free.

 


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