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Performance Archive

Music of Mazzoli, Krieger, Rakowski, Carter and Ran

League of Composers Orchestra Season Finale Concert

8:00pm Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Miller Theater – Columbia University

2960 Broadway, New York, NY

Subway: 1 to 116th Street – Columbia University

$22 General Admission – $11 Students/Seniors (Available in advance or at the door) HERE to purchase

The League of Composers returns to Miller Theater on June 18 with host John Schaefer (WNYC) for its season finale concert featuring the Orchestra of the League of Composers. Conducted by Louis Karchin and featuring soloists Fred Sherry and Virgil Blackwell and three newly-commissioned works by Missy Mazzoli, Arthur Krieger, and David Rakowski, the evening’s program will also include the American premieres of new compositions by Elliot Carter and Shulamit Ran. This concert is presented with the assistance of Manhattan New Music Project.

Program includes:
Violent Violent Sea (2011) – Missy Mazzoli
Sound Merger (2011) – Arthur Krieger
Talking Points (Right Wing Echo Chamber) (2011) – David Rakowski
Concertino for Bass Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (written in 2008 at the age of 100) – Elliot Carter
Silent Voices (2010) – Shulamit Ran

About League of Composers/ISCM:
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 June 10, 2009 Miller Theatre debut of the orchestra, hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, paid homage to an important venue for the League-ISCM throughout its 86 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.