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 our pasts and futures, both individually and collectively. Conducted by Daniela Candillari and featuring legendary guitarist Kaki King, this program includes new orchestral renderings of King’s compositions, including her acclaimed album Modern YesterdaysEllen Reid‘s Floodplain describes a landscape in which reality shifts virtually overnight, and newly commissioned works celebrated composers George Lewis and Jihyun Noel Kim each present a unique perspective on the power of music to bridge time.  Modern Yesterdays thematically anticipates ACO’s third SONiC Festival ACTIV8—which rounds out our 2022-23 season.  Eight days of interactive and participatory works, presented in venues throughout New York City, guide the orchestra into the future.


Our Mission & Vision

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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