Listening Party with Derek Bermel and special guests John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Hannibal Lokumbe, Eugene Moye, and Melinda Wagner

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Event Details

ACO’s Artistic Director Derek Bermel hosts an hour-long listening party of live archival recordings made from ACO performances in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium from 1985-2012, with special guests John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Hannibal Lokumbe, Eugene Moye, and Melinda Wagner. Registrants will listen to previously unheard audio recordings of the following works:

David Diamond’s Symphony No. 9. Conducted by Leonard Bernstein (November 17, 1985)

Hannibal Lokumbe’s African Portraits. Conducted by Paul Lustig Dunkel, ACO Co-Founder. (October 11, 1990)

Earl Kim’s Violin Concerto with soloist Itzhak Perlman. Conducted by Paul Lustig Dunkel, ACO Co-Founder. (February 10, 1991)

Melinda Wagner’s Falling Angels. Conducted by Paul Lustig Dunkel, ACO Co-Founder. (October 29, 1995)

Derek Bermel’s Voices with Bermel on Clarinet. Conducted by Tan Dun (May 24, 1998)

Laurie Anderson’s Songs for A E. Conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, ACO Co-Founder & Conductor Laureate (February 27, 2000)

Frank Zappa’s The Adventures of Greg Peccary. Conducted by Steven Sloane (March 2, 2003)

Anthony Davis’ Wayang V. Conducted by Steven Sloane (April 28, 2004)

John Adams’ My Father Knew Charles Ives Conducted by John Adams (April 27, 2007)

Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 9. Conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, ACO Co-Founder & Conductor Laureate (January 31, 2012)

Following the event, full recordings will be made available to donors who give $250+ to this event. Recording links will be password-protected, hosted online, and available for on-demand streaming through August 31, 2021.

Don’t miss this chance to hear previously unavailable recordings with commentary and history provided by Derek Bermel, and a chance to support ACO’s work in the coming season.

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