May 8

Performance Archive

League of Composers Orchestra

Monday, June 7th 2010 at 8:00pm Miller Theatre

2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Subway: 1 to 116th Street – Columbia University

To purchase tickets please visit the League of Composers website by clicking HERE

John Schaefer
of WNYC hosts the League’s season finale featuring the Orchestra of the League of Composers, conducted by Lou Karchin, on Monday, June 7, 2010 at Miller Theatre (8:00 PM). Mr. Schaefer interviews the evening’s composers, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, D.J. Sparr, Joan Tower, and Jason Treuting, thoughout the concert.

On the program will be Babbitt’s Transfigured Notes (NY Premiere), Carter’s On Conversing With Paradise (NY Premiere – composed at age 99!), Tower’s Purple Rhapsody (NY Premiere), the League’s 2009 competition winning piece by D.J. Sparr, DACCA:DECCA:GaFfa,and Treuting’s oblique music for 4 plus (blank) (World Premiere and League commission with So Percussion and the League orchestra). The concert is presented with the assistance of Manhattan New Music Project.

The Orchestra of the League of Composers represents an expansion of the Chamber Players of the League-ISCM, a group organized in 1983 to present concerts each year at Merkin and Weill Recital Halls. Championing works by such established figures in American music as John Adams, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Marion Gideon, John Harbison, Steve Reich and Joan Tower, masters of the early 20th century, such as Bartok, Stravinsky and Schoenberg, as well as emerging composers, the ensemble quickly established a reputation for skilled performances of demanding literature. The debut of the orchestra, hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, was on June 10, 2009, at Miller Theatre, paying homage to an important venue for the League-ISCM throughout its 85 year history.

This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.