January 10, 2016 – 11:00 AM
Mannes School of Music – Recital Hall (Room 750)
Admission is free but seating is limited. Reservation required.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACO’s Compose Yourself! education program will feature a reading session/performance of the newest works by six talented high school composers.
The students presented on this program are working to become a driving force of creativity in the music of tomorrow. They’ve all participated in regular classes since September, and a few have been a part of Compose Yourself! since its inception, two years ago. Compose Yourself! is focused on helping the students to develop positive approaches to creativity, learning professional standards of preparation, and developing basic compositional skills in a supportive, hands-on environment. The Jan. 10 session is a pivotal moment in this process, when the students not only hear their ideas from the lens of great musicians, but also learn to interact with those musicians in a professional setting.
The program features the Concert Artist Guild award-winning PUBLIQuartet.
Dubbed “independent-minded” by The New YOrker, PUBLIQuartet’s creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene. PQ’s innovative programs span the classical canon, contemporary works, original compositions, and open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.
With their passion for music education, PUBLIQuartet is sought after for their creative and energetic workshops. Their mission to enrich and inspire students of diverse backgrounds has led them to hold residencies with the American Composers Orchestra, Deer Valley Music Festival’s “Emerging Quartets and Composers” program, Kanack School in Rochester, NY, and across the Northeast.