Festival 2008 Kudos!

We thank everyone who made this Festival happen, including all of the composers, performers, and our wonderful audiences for all five concerts. Please visit our myspace page for a look at more photos (and videos!) from the 2008 festival. I'm especially grateful to David Fulmer and Marc Williams, of Second Instrumental Unit (pictured above), and to our ACA staff, Daniel Cords, Paul Kerekes, and Liam Harte, for going beyond the calls of duty.

I wish you all a wonderful summer. -Gina Genova, General Manager, ACA


ACA Festival of American Music 2008

Leonard Nimoy Thalia
at Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th St.)
New York, NY 10025

Concert Schedule:

Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 5 at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 6 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 7 at 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 PM

Buy Tickets at: Symphony Space

Or Call: 212-864-5400
$15 per person $5 students
$ 50 Festival pass (all 5 concerts)

(subject to changes)

Wednesday, June 4th, 7:30pm

Opening night
The New York Virtuoso Singers,
Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor

Mark Zuckerman, Two Browning Settings
Brian Fennelly, Soon Shall the Winter’s Foil
Robert Ceely, Five Contemplative Pieces
Gregory Hall, April
Jody Rockmaker, Yiddish Choruses
Louis Karchin, To the Stars
John Eaton, Duo
Edward Jacobs, When Time
Elliott Schwartz, Two Watterson Poems
Steven Gerber, Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought

Thursday June, 5th, 7:30pm

Piano and Chamber Music  

Marilyn Shrude, Memorie de luoghi
Nathan Bowen, Cassia
André Brégégère, Vol de nuit

Elliott Schwartz, Suite for Viola and Piano

Fred Cohen, Four Episodes
Anthony Lanman, Il dolce stile nuovo
Gregory Hall, The Waking

Joyce Hope Suskind, Meditations on War and Peace

Nicole Pantos, soprano; Naomi Drucker, clarinet; Christopher Bruckman, piano; Jeannie Im, soprano; Marijo Newman, piano; Marilyn Shrude, piano; Maria Sampen, violin; Elliott Schwartz, piano; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Kathy Tagg, piano; Asuka Yamamoto, clarinet; Justin Berrie, flute; Alexandra Zsaz Rutkowski, cello; Chern-Hwei Fung, violin; Adam Forman, percussion; Laurence Goldman, bass.

Friday, June 6th, 7:30pm

String Quartets, Chamber music 
Special Guests, the iO Quartet
Christina McGann, violin
Erik Carlson, violin
Elizabeth Weisser, viola
Christopher Gross, cello

Richard Brooks, String Quartet No. 3
Scott Winship, Habitual Patterns

Jan Gilbert, Of Heloise: Four Song Settings of the Poetry of Judith Infante
Lewis Nielson, How You Go
Robert Ceely, Two Pieces for String Quartet
Francis Kayali, Trio
John Eaton, String Quartet No. 2

Second Instrumental Unit, David Fulmer, violin;
plus: Nancy Ogle, soprano; Meredith Clark, harp; John Langford, percussion; Gabrielle Athayde, cello; Philipp Staudlin, saxophone; Alex Lipowski, marimba.

Saturday, June 7th, 4:00pm

Blitzstein plus ACA/New York Women Composers, Inc.

Margarita Zelenaia, Homage, Suite for Clarinet and Violin
Lisa Hogan, Music for Trumpet, Marimba and String Quartet
Eleanor Aversa, Something Gleamed Like Electrum
Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, Summer Solstice

Elizabeth Bell, Night Music
Beth Wiemann, Erie, on the Periphery

Marc Blitzstein, Cain (piano, world premiere of 1930 work),

Second Instrumental Unit, David Fulmer, violin; Marc D. Williams, conductor;
plus: Christopher Oldfather, piano; Ben Fingland, clarinet; Marilyn Nonken, piano; Michael Fennelly, piano; Peter Clark, baritone.

Saturday, June 7th, 7:30pm

Raoul Pleskow, Piece for 8 Players

Joel Gressel, An Orderly Transition

Burton Beerman, Dialogue
Richard Cameron-Wolfe, A Measure of Love and Silence

Hubert Howe, Symphony No. 3 (II and III)
Robert Carl, A Clean Sweep
Harold Seletsky, Sonata for clarinet and piano
John Melby, In Darkness

Second Instrumental Unit, David Fulmer, violin; Marc D. Williams, conductor;
plus: Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers, soprano; Kevin Blysma, piano; Jacquelyn Familant, soprano; Keith Spencer, baritone; Elizabeth Brown and Robert Carl, shakuhachi; Robin Seletsky, clarinet; Kim Paterson, piano; Linda Larson, soprano; Patricia Sonego, soprano.