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American Composers Orchestra
Orchestra Underground: Past Forward
Steve Reich’s 80th Birthday
March 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall’s subterranean Zankel Hall.
Now in its 13th year, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO’s subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Led by Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers’ own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection.
When & where
Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, 57th & 7th Avenue
Tickets $43 / $51
The concert celebrates Steve Reich’s 80th birthday with a performance of his Tehillim, presented as part of Reich’s season-long residency as holder of Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, featuring Elizabeth Bates, lyric soprano; Martha Cluver, lyric soprano; Mellissa Hughes, alto; and Rachel Calloway, high soprano; the world premiere of Paola Prestini’s The Hotel that Time Forgot with video by Mami Kosemura; the world premiere of Trevor Weston’s Flying Fish, which honors the composer’s Barbadian heritage; and the world premiere of ACO’s 2015 Underwood New Music Readings commission winner David Hertzberg’s Chamber Symphony.
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