Ecstatic Music: Curtis Stewart of Love / of Time at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023

Event Details

Violinist/composer Curtis Stewart premieres new music with pianist and Kaufman Music Center Artist-in-Residence Aaron Diehl, Harlem Quartet, Mazz Swift, and a chamber orchestra of musicians from The Next Festival of Emerging Artists and Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, conducted by Peter Askim. Featuring the world premiere of Curtis’s ACO-commissioned work Embrace, the program brings new creative voices to the fore, in part through reinterpreting works from the past.

A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer

Featured Artists

Curtis Stewart, Grammy-nominated violinist and composer 

Aaron Diehl, pianist and composer, 2022-23 Kaufman Music Center Artist-in-Residence

Peter Askim, conductor

Harlem Quartet

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists Orchestra


Violin solo

CURTIS STEWART  –  Thalassaki Mou
Violin solo

OSCAR PETERSON  –  Hymn to Freedom
Violin and piano feat. Aaron Diehl

DAVID N. BAKER  –  Deliver my Soul
Violin and piano feat. Aaron Diehl

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR  –  Selections from 24 Negro melodies
Violin and string orchestra

CURTIS STEWART  –  Embrace  World Premiere ACO commission
Violin and string orchestra

Violin and string orchestra

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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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