2013-14 Season

Underwood New Music ReadingsFriday, June 6, 2014 at 10am
Saturday 7, 2014 at 7:30pm
Underwood New Music Readings
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
(450 W. 37th St., NYC)

George Manahan, conductor
Derek Bermel, Robert Beaser,
Olly Wilson, Julia Wolfe,

Andy Akiho: Tarnished Mirrors
Melody Eotvos: Beetles, Dragons & Dreamers
Jared Miller: Contrasted Perspectives
Harry Stafylakis: Brittle Fracture
Wang A-Mao: Characters in Theatre

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

nyphil_biennial_logo1_black,sm (1)June 3, 2014
EarShot New York Philharmonic New Music Readings
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center


Alan Gilbert: Music Director, New York Philharmonic

Matthias Pintscher: Guest Conductor

Julia Adolphe: Dark Sand, Sifting Light
William Dougherty: Into Focus
Max Grafe: Bismuth: Variations for Orchestra
Jesse Jones: …inumerable stars, scattered in clusters

Wang Lu: Scenes from Bosco Sacro

berkeley_2014May 4-5, 2014
EarShot/Berkeley Symphony UnderConstruction Readings
Osher Studio, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley, CA)

Joana Carneiro, conductor
Robert Beaser, mentor composer
Edmund Campion, mentor composer

Sivan Eldar: A Thousand Tongues
B.P. Herrington: A Country Lovelier Far
Ruben Naeff: Danse Macabre
Nicholas Omiccioli: burning

Orchestra Underground logoFriday, April 4, 2014 at 7:30pm
Orchestra Underground: Border Vanguards
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall


George Manahan, Conductor
Luciana Souza, vocalist

GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Manchay Tiempo (New York Premiere
MARCOS BALTER: Favela (World Premiere, ACO Commission)
DEREK BERMEL: Mar de Setembro (New York Premiere)

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detroit_symphony_web 802x468March 9-10, 2014
EarShot Detroit Symphony New Music Readings
Detroit Orchestra Hall (Detroit, MI)

Jonathan Holland: Shards of Serenity
Kevin Scott: A Point Served…(In Rememberance Arthur Ashe)

Matthew Evan Taylor: Three Glorious Days

Orchestra Underground logoThursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at 7:30pm
Orchestra Underground: Lines on a Point
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall


George Manahan, Conductor
The Crossing, Donald Nally director
Margaret Kampmeier and Stephen Gosling, pianists
Mark DeChiazza, video


TED HEARNE: Ripple for choir a cappella (New York Premiere)
DAVID LANG: statement to the court for choir, strings and bass drum (New York Premiere)
STEVE REICH: Eight Lines
LISA COONS: Shadow Studies (World Premiere, ACO Commission)
AMY BETH KIRSTEN: strange pilgrims (with video by Mark DeChiazza) (World Premiere, ACO Commission)

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carneiro_400dpiFebruary 2-3, 2014
EarShot/Berkeley Symphony UnderConstruction Readings
Osher Studio, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley, CA)


Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:30pm
Orchestra Underground logoOrchestra Underground: Adding Fuel to the Fire
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall


Robert Spano, Conductor
Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon
Bill Morrison, film

FRED LERDAHL: Spirals (New York Premiere)
JULIA WOLFE: Fuel (with film by Bill Morrison)
PETER FAHEY: A Mirror to Kathleen’s Face (World Premiere, Underwood Commission)

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Sep. 19 – 20, 2013
EarShot Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings
Jazz Composers Take on the Classical Orchestra
La Jolla Symphony
Mandeville Auditorium
UC San Diego

Steven Schick, Music Director

New works by jazz composers selected from the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute.

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