New York, NY
Venue Address (Get Directions)Miller Theatre
Date and Time
Sunday, June 5th, 2011 at 10:00am
ACO's Jazz Composers
Orchestra Institute Readings
Sun., June 5 & Mon., June 6
Miller Theatre at
Columbia University, NYC
Hear what happens when jazz and improvisation meet the orchestra as eight composers have their works read by ACO.
The first-ever Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) Readings, presented with The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, features readings of new works by eight composers chosen from participants in the JCOI Intensive, a five-day series of workshops and concerts that brought together more than 30 jazz composers on the Columbia campus in June 2010 to explore writing for the orchestra. The selected composers are: Harris Eisenstadt, Mark Helias, Erica Lindsay, Nicole Mitchell, Rufus Reid, Jacob Sacks, Marianne Trudel, Adam Jenkins. Following the JCOI Intensive, these composers worked with mentor composers and conductors over the past year, to develop and score the works that will be presented during the Readings. JCOI is a new development aiming to provide resources for both jazz and classical music by promoting the emergence of composers trained in both jazz and new orchestral techniques.
Music Director George Manahan will conduct; mentor composers are Derek Bermel, ACO’s Creative Advisor, George Lewis, and Anthony Davis. The conductors, mentor composers, and principal players from ACO serve as liaisons and provide critical feedback to each of the participants during and after the Reading sessions.
Composers, conductors, and orchestra members will be blogging about their Readings experience on NewMusicBox and SoundAdvice, and Jeremy Robins, filmmaker, will be on hand to record a video diary of the Readings.