SONiC FESTIVAL: AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA PREMIERE AT CARNEGIE HALL
July 21, 2015
The American Composer's Orchestra conducted by George Manahan, will give the premiere of THE SPIDER THREAD (Corrected from HYPERDRIVE) at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall as part of the SONiC Festival on October 23, 2015.
Press Release Excerpt:
New York, NY (July 15, 2015) — Heralded in its inaugural edition in 2011 as “a brilliant and unpretentious showcase for music in the new millennium” (The Guardian), SONiC (Sounds of a New Century) is a festival of 21st century music by more than 60 composers age 40 and under. SONiC returns to New York from Thursday, October 15 through Friday, October 23, 2015. Produced by American Composers Orchestra, SONiC events range from a daylong marathon to late-night AfterHours concerts, from a free symphony concert at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place to collaborations between emerging choreographers and composers. SONiC concerts take place at venues throughout New York City, and include performances by 13 extraordinary ensembles featuring at least 19 world premieres, three U.S. premieres, and 14 New York premieres. SONiC is curated by ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel (main stage concerts) with Associate Curator Anna Clyne (AfterHours concerts), and is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall, Arts Brookfield, National Sawdust, Kaufman Music Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette, 92Y, and Americas Society, with lead support from The Fromm Music Foundation and additional support from the Howard Gilman Foundation. Q2 Music, the new music online stream of WQXR, is the digital media partner for SONiC.
SONiC concludes on Friday, October 23 with ACO in Orchestra Underground: 21st Firsts presented by Carnegie Hall at Zankel Hall and led by ACO Music Director George Manahan. Another all-world premiere concert, the program includes Nina C. Young’s Out of whose womb came the ice featuring baritone David Tinervia, Hannah Lash’s The Monster Harp featuring the composer as soloist with the orchestra, Michael- Thomas Foumai’s Hyperdrive, Conrad Winslow’s Joint Account and Melody Eötvös’ Red Dirt / Silver Rain.