Paquito D'Rivera with American Composers Orchestra

Jan 30, 2010 07:30 PM

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) presents a concert entitled Orchestra Underground: Conversations on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 7:30pm at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and on Saturday, January 30 at 7:30pm at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The program includes two world premieres: Sebastian Currier’s Next Atlantis, inspired by New Orleans and written for string orchestra and pre-recorded sound, with video by Pawel Wojtasik; and Roger Zare’s Time Lapse, a piece for orchestra influenced by photographic techniques, commissioned by ACO as part of its Underwood Composers Readings for Emerging Composers. Latin jazz innovator Paquito D’Rivera’s Conversations with Cachao is the centerpiece of the program, and receives its New York City and Philadelphia premieres in these performances. A tribute to Israel “Cachao” López, the Havana bass player who made Cuban Mambo a worldwide phenomenon, the piece is a double concerto featuring D’Rivera’s clarinet and alto sax in dialogue with the double bass, played by Robert Black, recalling the style and personality of the man who served as friend and mentor to D’Rivera and many Cuban musicians. Anne Manson makes her ACO concert debut conducting Orchestra Underground.

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Philadelphia PA

www.americancomposers.org

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Paquito D'Rivera

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