1999-00 Season

ProtestSunday, October 31, 1999 at 3pm





Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Lauren Flanigan, soprano

LOUIS BALLARD: Incident at Wounded Knee
(N.Y. Premiere)

ROBERT BEASER: The Heavenly Feast
(N.Y. Premiere)

Commissioned by ACO and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
ALVIN SINGLETON: 56 Blows (N.Y. Premiere)
CURTIS-SMITH: GAS! – The Great American Symphony

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 Sunday, January 9, 2000 at 3pm


Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor

JOHN CAGE: Quartets
AMY BEACH: Symphony in E minor, Op. 32, “Gaelic”
Muhal Richard AbramsMUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS: Tomorrow’s Song, as Yesterday Sings Today (World Premiere) Commissioned by ACO with the support of the late Francis Goelet
Daniel Bernard RoumainDANIEL ROUMAIN: Harlem Essay for Orchestra and Digital Audio Tape
(World Premiere) Commissioned by ACO with the support of the Helen F. Whitaker Fund

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Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 3pm


Laurie AndersonDennis Russell Davies, Conductor
Laurie Anderson, electric violin
Robert Wilson, narrator
Suzan Hanson, soprano
Maria Jonas, mezzo-soprano
John Duykers, tenor
Leon Williams, baritone
Stephen Morscheck, bass
Judith Clurman Chorale, Judith Clurman, director

Philip Glass

SAMUEL BARBER: Night Flight, Op. 19a
KURT WEILL: The Lindbergh Flight
LAURIE ANDERSON: Songs for A.E. (bassed on the story of Amelia Earhart
(World Premiere)
Commissioned by The Carnegie Hall Corporation
PHILIP GLASS/ROBERT WILSON: Act V from “The White Raven” (U.S. Premiere)

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special event!Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 6pm
Museum of Modern Art

George Antheil Centennial in Music & Film
A scene from Ballet Mecanique

Anthony de Mare, piano

A celebration of Antheil’s centennial in film and music. The evening
includes a short recital of piano works by Antheil, including Death
of the Machines
and The Airplane Sonata which inspired
his notorious Ballet Mécanique.

Also featured is a screening of Angels Over Broadway (1940), directed by Ben Hecht, starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Rita Hayworth, with a score by Antheil.

No tickets necessary. There is no additional charge for the program, beyond the regular price of admission to the museum.

Presented in collaboration with The Musuem of Modern Art.


special event!Saturday, April 1, 2000, 10am – 5pm
Weill Recital Hall

Copland-Sessions: American Music Coming of Age

A symposium and chamber music concert featuring “Music from the Copland House.”

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April 2, 2000 at 3pm


Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor

ROGER SESSIONS: Symphony No. 3
AARON COPLAND: Short Symphony
JENNIFER HIGDON: Fanfare Ritmico
(N.Y. Premiere) Co-commissioned by ACO and the Women’s Philharmonic

GEORGE ANTHEIL: Ballet MécaniqueDennis Russell Davies recognizing an ACO composer

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Performance of Ballet Mécanique is made possible with the support of Yamaha Corp. of America.


Monday, April 3, 2000 9:30am – 2:30pm & 2pm – 5pm
Masonic Hall

Whitaker New Music Reading Sessions

Paul Lustig Dunkel conducts the Whitaker New Music Reading Sessions


The culmination of ACO’s annual national search for the best new orchestral music by emerging professional composers.



Dennis Russell Davies & Paul Lustig Dunkel, Conductors
Robert Beaser, Artistic Advisor

JOHN KLINE: Anytime Soon
MATTHEW LIMA: A Golden Momentary Blur
BRIAN ROBISON: Imagined Corners

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