The American Composers Orchestra will perform three Orchestra Underground programs and one Underwood New Music Readings program during its 2009-10 season. The first Orchestra Underground concert, at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on November 30, will include the world premieres of Erin Gee’s Mouthpiece XIII: Mathilde of Loci, Part 1 for electronically processed voice, film, actor and orchestra; Curt Caciopoppo’s When the Orchard Dances Ceased; and Donal Fox’s Peace Out for improvised piano and orchestra. A January program at Zankel Hall and at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia will feature the world premieres of Sebastian Currier’s Next Atlantis for string orchestra, electronics, and video; and Paquito D’Rivera’s Conversations with Cachao. The final Underground concert, on April 9 at Zankel Hall, will feature three world premieres: Missy Mazzoli’s These Worlds in Us, Michael Fiday’s HST: In memoriam Hunter S. Thompson, and an unnamed work by John Korsrud. Underwood New Music Readings, ACO’s annual showcase of emerging composers, will take place at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University on May 21 and 22.

Posted November 6, 2009