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American Composers Orchestra – 40th Birthday Concert & Gala
November 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$78 – $120.
American Composers Orchestra (ACO) invites you to its 40th Birthday Concert & Gala, celebrating ACO’s legacy and future with a vibrant program of American music. Featured is the U.S. premiere of Elizabeth Ogonek’s Sleep and Unremembrance; Leonard Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata with ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel as soloist; Paola Prestini’s Prelude and Aria from Gilgamesh featuring countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski; Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown & Beige; selections from the American songbook including works by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Harold Arlen sung by soprano and recent Juilliard graduate Mikaela Bennett; and ACO co-founder Francis Thorne’s Fanfare, Fugue and Funk.