The American Composers Orchestra has been holding annual reading sessions for twenty years now: quite a milestone! This weekend will see composers of concert music hearing their works read by the ACO, conducted by George Manahan, with one of the composers being awarded a $15,000 commission. For the first time, there will also be sessions devoted to jazz composers. The New Music Readings'(June 3 & 4) participating composers are Janet Jieru Chen, Mukai Kôhei, Michael Djupstrom, NarongPrangcharoen,Jordan Kuspa, and Kate Soper. The Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings' (June 5 & 6) participating composers are Harris Eisenstadt, Mark Helias, Adam Jenkins, Erica Lindsay, Nicole Margaret Mitchell, Rufus Reid, Jacob Sacks,and Marianne Trudel.
20th Annual Underwood New Music Readings
Friday, June 3 at 10am (working rehearsal) & Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pm (run-through) One Composer to Win $15,000 Commission, Another to Win Audience Choice Award
Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings Sunday, June 5 at 2pm (working rehearsal) & Monday, June 6 at 7:30pm (run-through) Presented with The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University Featuring Eight Jazz Composers Selected from the 2010 JCOI Intensive
Conducted by ACO Music Director George Manahan
All events free & open to the public, reservations: www.americancomposers.org
Miller Theatre | Columbia University | Broadway at 116th, NYC More information: 212.977.8495
Listen to audio samples from Underwood New Music Readings participantshere.
Listen to audio samples from the JCOI Readings participants here.