1998-99 Season

Dennis Russell Davies recognizing an ACO composerSaturday, May 15 1999 at 2pm
New York Historical Society

Walt Whitman & Music: A Performance/Discussion

ACO closes the season with a weekend exploring the great American poet’s influence on American music. Saturday, a recital-discussion at The New-York Historical Society with music by Weill, Bernstein, Rorem and more, plus discussion with noted Whitman scholars David S. Reynolds and Jack Sullivan. related

Whitman’s Musical Legacy by Jack Sullivan
I hear American Singing: Whitman and the
music of his time
by David S. Reynolds.

20th Century Snapshots - A Millennium CelebrationSunday, May 16, 1999 at 3pm
Carnegie Hall

Walt Whitman

Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Emily Golden, Milagro Vargas, mezzo-sopranos
Andre Solomon-Glover, baritone
Judith Clurman Chorale, Judith Clurman, music director

WILLIAM BOLCOM: A Whitman Triptych
(NY Premiere)
PAUL HINDEMITH: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

A pre-concert discussion-recital takes place on the Carnegie Hall stage at 1:45 and is free to ticket-holders. The pre-concert activities juxtapose settings by Kurt Weill and Larry Alan Smith of
Whitman’s “Come Up from the Fields Father,” which is also one of the three Whitman poems set by William Bolcom in his Whitman Triptych. Mr. Bolcom will participate, as will Jack Sullivan, author of a new book, New World Symphonies.

See essays on Whitman and Music by noted scholars David S. Reynolds and Jack Sullivan.


MARCH 2 – 14, 199920th Century Snapshots - A Millennium Celebration

Sonidos de las Américas: Cuba

A week of premieres from Cuba.

Chamber music, orchestral music, folkloric and popular elements come together in ACO’s annual festival of Latin American music, featuring the largest delegation of Cuban and Cuban-born composers ever assemble in the U.S. In addition to concerts there are symposia, workshops and master classes.

Vedado, la Habana. Photo by Hazel HankinPhoto by Hazel Hankin.Photo by Hazel Hankin.

Click here to see complete schedule of events.

The festival culminates in an orchestral concert at Carnegie Hall:

Sunday, March 14 at 3pm
Carnegie Hall

Sonidos de las Américas: Cuba

Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Santiago Rodriguez, piano

HAROLD GRAMATGES: Serenata for String Orchestra
ERNESTO LECUONA: Rapsodia Negra for
Piano and Orchestra
LEO BROUWER: Canción de Gesta
JULIAN ORBON: Tres Versiones Sinfonicas

Pre-concert discussion at 1:30pm


20th Century Snapshots - A Millennium CelebrationSunday, JANUARY 10, 1999 at 3pm


The Gershwin Circle

Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Leon Bates, Scott Dunn, Alan Feinberg, Ursula Oppens, piano

VERNON DUKE: Piano Concerto in C Major [orch. Scott Dunn] (World Premiere)
OSCAR LEVANT: Piano Concerto
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Rhapsody No. 2 for Piano & Orchestra
MAURICE RAVEL: Piano Concerto for Left
Hand in D Major

Leon Bates. photo credit: Lisa KohlerScott Dunn. photo credit: Steve J. ShermanAlan Feinberg. photo credit: Josef AstorUrsula Oppens. photo credit: Christian Steiner

Michael Boriskin. photo credit: Richard BowditchSunday, SEPTEMBER 27, 1998 at 3pm

Paul Lustig Dunkel, conductor & flute
Mark Mandarano, assistant conductor
Michael Boriskin, piano



George Crumb. photo credit: Sabine Matthes(NY Premiere)

GEORGE PERLE: Piano Concerto No. 1
(NY Premiere)
MELINDA WAGNER: Flute Concerto
(NY Premiere)

GEORGE CRUMB: Echoes of Time and the River

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Francis Goelet.

Sunday, NOVEMBER 1, 1998 at 3pm

Gerard SchwarzGerard Schwarz, conductor
Andrés Cárdenes, violinAndres Cardenes. photo credit: Christian Steiner

(World Premiere, ACO Commission)
DAVID STOCK: Violin Concerto
(NY Premiere)

DAVID DIAMOND: Symphony No. 2

David Diamond

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