Modern Yesterdays

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Event Details

Modern Yesterdays features four works, three of them brand new commissions, that trace the links composers build between the past and future, both individually and collectively. Conducted by Daniela Candillari and featuring world-renowned guitarist and composer Kaki King, this program includes new orchestral renderings by composer D. J. Sparr of King’s guitar pieces, including her acclaimed album Modern Yesterdays, with immersive video projections by Attilio Rigotti and Orsolya Szantho. Ellen Reid‘s Floodplain describes a landscape in which reality shifts virtually overnight, Carlos Simon‘s Fate Now Conquers represents the unpredictable ways of fate, and a newly commissioned work by up-and-coming composer Carlos Bandera presents a unique perspective on the power of music to bridge time, drawing inspiration from the mythological motif of the cosmic ocean.

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Daniela Candillari, Conductor

Kaki King, Guitar

Attilio Rigotti & Orsolya Szantho, Video Projections

CARLOS BANDERA: Materia Prima (World premiere, ACO Underwood Commission Winner 2018)

ELLEN REID: Floodplain (New York premiere, Commissioned by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra with the generous support of Linda and Stuart Nelson, and RTÉ National Symphony)

CARLOS SIMON: Fate Now Conquers

KAKI KING: Modern Yesterdays (World premiere of orchestrations by D. J. Sparr, ACO commission)

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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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