Volume One runs from October 14, 2020 through February 3, 2021.
This fall, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) launches two new online programming initiatives – ACO’s Composer to Composer Talks and Professional Development Webinars. ACO’s Composer to Composer Talks feature major American composers in talks about their work and leading a creative life. Professional Development Webinars, a new platform for emerging composers, feature leading industry professionals in panel discussions.
ACO’s Composer to Composer Talks are intergenerational discussions, which will begin by listening to and exploring a featured work selected by one of the composers, with one composer interviewing the other. Composer pairings have been inspired by existing collaborative and student-mentor relationships between the musicians. Volume One runs from October 21, 2020 through January 27, 2021 and includes composers George Lewis, Courtney Bryan, and Damon Holzborn (October 21); Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Kerwin Young (December 2); William Bolcom and Gabriela Lena Frank (January 13); and John Corigliano and Mason Bates (January 27). Volume Two, to be announced in January 2021, will include composers Missy Mazzoli and Meredith Monk, among others.
Attendees will gain insight to each work’s genesis, sound, and influence on the American orchestral canon, and will be invited to ask questions of the artists. Events will be live-streamed and available for on-demand viewing for seven days following the live event. The conversations will also be archived by Oral History of American Music (OHAM) within Yale University’s Irving S. Gilmore Music Library. Single tickets are available on a sliding scale of $15-30; subscriptions will range from $45-$90 for four events.
ACO’s Composer to Composer Talks – Volume One Schedule:
October 21, 2020 at 5pm ET: George Lewis’s Virtual Concerto
with George Lewis, Courtney Bryan, Damon Holzborn
Tickets & Information: http://bit.ly/ComposerToComposerLewis
Courtney Bryan and Damon Holzborn talk with George Lewis about