ACO brings SONiC to a rousing grand finale with an ALL-WORLD-PREMIERE concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, with diverse composer-alumni from ACO’s national new music readings programs. Conrad Winslow creates a multimedia essay built on Baroque techniques described by 18th-century theorist Johann Mattheson. Nina C. Young offers a musical parable on Ernest Shackleton’s failed Antarctic expedition. Melody Eötvös relives her Australian childhood, recreating the earth and sky in music. Hannah Lash, as both composer and soloist, devises music in which the harp takes over an entire orchestra. Inspired by a Japanese tale of morality, Michael-Thomas Foumai recounts a rapturous and frantic dash for spiritual salvation—an orchestral high-wire climb, before the thread snaps.
Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with the SONiC: Sounds of a New Century Festival
AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA GEORGE MANAHAN, Music Director & Conductor HANNAH LASH, harp DAVID TINERVIA, baritone
All World Premieres
MICHAEL-THOMAS FOUMAI: The Spider Thread NINA C. YOUNG: Out of whose womb came the ice MELODY EÖTVÖS: Red Dirt | Silver Rain HANNAH LASH: Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra CONRAD WINSLOW: Joint Account