American Composers Orchestra: Dreamscapes - premieres by Clarice Assad, Ethan Iverson, and more
Friday, April 6 at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall: American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 2017-2018 season with Dreamscapes - a global celebration of musical dreams, fusing jazz, world, and classical music. Tickets and information.
Music Director George Manahan leads a vibrant program of premiere performances, including the NY premiere of Clarice Assad's Dreamscapes violin concerto, performed by violinist Elena Urioste; the world premieres of The Bad Plus founding member Ethan Iverson's first orchestral work, Concerto to Scale, with the composer as the piano soloist, and Steve Lehman's Ten Threshold Studies, both commissioned by ACO; the world premiere of Hitomi Oba's September Coming; and the NY premiere of TJ Anderson's Brazil-inspired Bahia Bahia.
TJ Anderson on his piece Bahia Bahia:
This season ACO launched its Commission Club, through which members invest in the lifespan of a commission: from the composer’s first kernel of artistic inspiration to the realization of the music as a printed score, the early rehearsals, and through the premiere performance. In 2017-2018, ACO’s Commission Club has supported Ethan Iverson as he created Concerto to Scale.
Ethan Iverson on his piece Concerto to Scale: