29th Underwood New Music Readings (2020)

Collage image of composers represented in Underwood Reading

Marian Anderson Theater, Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of New York

129 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York, NY 10031

Event Details

ACO will hold its 29th Annual Underwood New Music Readings for emerging composers on Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13, 2020. Six composers will hear ACO perform their work live for the first time, receive personalized mentorship, and an archival recording. The Underwood Commission, a $15,000 commission for a new work for ACO, will be awarded to one of this year’s participants who include the following:

Dai Wei, Saṃsāric Dance
Anthony R. Green, Peace Til We Meet Again
Paul Novak, as the light begins to drift
Christian Quiñones, Trigueño o moreno
Gity Razaz, And the brightest rivers glide…
Keane Southard, Symphony No. 2 – Movement I

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American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.

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