The Natural Order

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Event Details

The Natural Order explores our relationship to the Earth in an age of climate anxiety, led by conductor Mei-Ann Chen and featuring the Attacca Quartet, Sandbox Percussion, and cello soloist Jeffrey Zeigler. The program includes the New York premiere of Mark Adamo’s Last Year, a dystopian reflection on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Viet Cuong’s highly charged Re(new)al is a concerto for percussion quartet inspired by the power of hydro, wind, and solar energies. Complemented with newly commissioned works by inti figgis-vizueta and Yvette Janine Jackson, the program grapples with our centuries-long struggle to harmonize with Mother Nature sharing both apocalyptic and aspirational visions of humanity’s future.

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Mei-Ann Chen, Conductor
Jeffrey Zeigler, cello
Attacca Quartet
Sandbox Percussion
Yvette Janine Jackson, electronics
MARK ADAMO: Last Year: Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra (New York Premiere, Commissioned by ACO, New Century Chamber Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra)

VIET CUONG: re(new)al for chamber orchestra and percussion quartet (New York Premiere)

INTI FIGGIS-VIZUETA: Seven Sides of Fire (World premiere, ACO commission)

YVETTE JANINE JACKSON: Hello, Tomorrow! (World premiere, ACO commission)

Q&A Interviews with Composers with Garrett McQueen, ACO’s Director of Artist Equity

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