Modern Yesterdays

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Event Details

Modern Yesterdays features four 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 Kaki King, this program includes new orchestral renderings of King’s compositions by orchestrator DJ Sparr, including her acclaimed album Modern YesterdaysEllen Reid‘s Floodplain describes a landscape in which reality shifts virtually overnight, and newly commissioned works by celebrated composers George Lewis and Jihyun Noel Kim each present a unique perspective on the power of music to bridge time. Kim’s new work, The Yellow House, is inspired by the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and depicts the emotional shift in light from day to night.

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Daniela Candillari, Conductor

Kaki King, Guitar

GEORGE E. LEWIS: New Commission (World premiere, ACO commission)

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)

JIHYUN NOEL KIM: The Yellow House (New York premiere, Commissioned for American Composers Orchestra, the American Youth Symphony and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra with the generous support of Justus and Elizabeth Schlichting)

KAKI KING: Modern Yesterdays (World premiere of orchestrations, 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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