2007-08 Season

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 9:00 pm
Brecht Forum

Steve Coleman & Aulos

Extending its reach beyond its Carnegie Hall home base, ACO’s season-long focus on composer-performers kicks off with a Composers OutFront! performance by composer-saxophonist Steve Coleman and the Aulos Trio, with Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet and Tim Albright, trombone. Admission is free.

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Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7:30 pm.
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 7:30 pm.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia

Orchestra Underground: Hybridity

ACO challenges convention with four category-crossing world premieres, a multimedia collaboration, and a focus on the composer-performer.

Steven Sloane, Principal Guest Conductor
Steve Coleman, saxophone
Susie Ibarra, percussion
Scott Johnson, electric guitar
Special Guest Ensemble: gutbucket
Makoto Fujimura, projections

SUSIE IBARRA: Pintados Dream (The Painted’s Dream)
(World Premiere, ACO Commission)
STEVE COLEMAN: The Illusion of Body for saxophone and orchestra

(World Premiere, ACO Commission)
KEN THOMSON: Wait Your Turn
(World Premiere, ACO Commission)

SCOTT JOHNSON: Stalking Horse for electric guitar and orchestra
(World Premiere, ACO Commission)

ANNA CLYNE:  Spotlight Performance by Anna Clyne, amplified cello and tape; Joshue Ott, live visuals

Monday, January 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater

ACO presents Composers OutFront!

Uri Caine & the Uri Caine Ensemble

Uri Caine. Photo credit: Bill Douthart

Known for his improvisational jazz-inflected permutations on music by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, and Bach. This performance previews Caine’s  Double Trouble, a concerto for piano and orchestra that Caine premieres with ACO  Feb. 8.

with Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Joyce Hammann, violin
Moran Katz, clarinet
Jim Black, drums
Uri Caine, piano
Drew Gress, bass

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Friday, February 8, 2008 at 7:30 pm.
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 7:30 pm.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia

Orchestra Underground: Culture Shock


Cultures elide in new works by composer-performers that span stylistic
boundaries and diverse world music inspirations.



David Alan Miller, Conductor
Uri Caine, piano
Evan Chambers, Irish fiddle
Eva Gruesser, violin
Terry Riley, voice and synthesizer
I Wayan Sudirana, Balinese percussion
Michael Tenzer, Balinese percussion

TERRY RILEY:  Remember This O Mind
(New York and Philadelphia Premieres)
MICHAEL TENZER:  Resolution/Tabuh Gari for Balinese percussion & orchestra
(World Premiere, ACO Commission)
URI CAINE: Double Trouble for piano and orchestra
(World Premiere, ACO Commission)
EVAN CHAMBERS: Concerto for Fiddle and Violin

Crash Test ViolinWednesday & Thursday, April 23 & 24, 2008
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU

Friday, April 25, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 7:30 pm.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia

Orchestra Underground: Playing It UNsafe

What happens when today’s most innovative musical thinkers pour their creative energies into no-holds-barred experiments designed to stretch the limits of what’s possible with an orchestra? The results of this nationwide search are brought together in an “on-the-edge” display of uncharted musical territory.

Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor
Jeremy Flower, laptop
Ned McGowan, contrabass flute
Joshue Ott, superDraw
Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)

a multimedia concerto for theremin, laptop & orchestra
JONATHAN DAWE: Overture & Ballet Music from Armide
fractal geometry & hip-hop meet in postwar Iraq
time and place redefined in music for “porous” architecture
NED McGOWAN:  Bantammer Swing
sonic extremes for amplified contrabass flute & orchestra
DAN TRUEMAN:  Silicon/Carbon: an anti-Concerto-Grosso
for a hybrid laptop-acoustic orchestra

Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 10 pm
Free at BAM Cafe

ACO presents Composers OutFront!
Ned McGowan
Ned McGowan, contrabass flutist/composer



The composer & contrabass flutist appears with:
Susanna Borsch, recorder
Derek Bermel, clarinet
Stephen Gosling, piano

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Tuesday, May 6 & Wednesday, May 7, 2008.
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU

Underwood New Music Readings

ACO’s annual roundup of the country’s brightest young and emerging composers.

Anna ClyneFriday, June 20, 2008 at 7:30pm
Gallerie Icosahedron

Anna Clyne: Up-Front,
Re-Mixed & Re-Moved



Anna Clyne will be the featured Composers OutFront! artist on June 20 at 7:30pm at Gallerie Icosahedron in Tribeca. Featuring new and recent music by Anna with live remixes by 2s & 4s (Matt Parker, Julio Monterrey), 3D visuals by Joshue Ott/superDraw, and choreography by Flexicurve (Pascal Rekoert, Stephanie Tack), and more.

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Derek BermelSaturday, June 21 at 1pm. FREE!

Lincoln Square Block Party
W. 64th St and Central Park West

Make Music New York Features Derek Bermel


ACO presents its Music Alive composer-in-residence, Derek Bermel, with his band Peace by Piece as part of this exciting city-wide, free music fest. At 1pm, at the West Side YMCA’s day-long block party.

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