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American Composers Orchestra Presents 'Sins & Songs' at Carnegie Hall, My Brightest Diamond Headlining With Daniel Schnyder, Carmen Moore and Khari Joyner

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Jan 23, 2015 04:44 PM EST
My Brightest Diamond My Brightest Diamond will headline the American Composers Orchestra's "Sins & Songs" concert. (Photo : Press Photo)

American Composers Orchestra's 38th season will continue with “Orchestra Underground: Sins & Songs” at Carnegie Hall. Shara Worden and her pop “alter-ego,” My Brightest Diamond, will headline the show.

With My Brightest Diamond headlining the show, the program is sure to include the worlds of cabaret, pop, and jazz traditions at the orchestra concert hall. She will perform her own evocative genre-bending songs along with selections from Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Unremembered. According to a press release, these songs are about memory, innocence and the ways we cope with an unpredictable world, all which recall the composer’s childhood in rural Massachusetts.

Other performances will include composer and saxophonist Daniel Schnyder in the America premier of "DraKOOL", a gothic jazz horror of Dracula. Composer Carman Moore will also offer the world premiere of MADIBA, commissioned by ACO and inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, featuring cello soloist Khari Joyner. The show will be led by Music Director George Manahan.

Founded in 1977, ACO remains the only orchestra in the world dedicated exclusively to the creation, performance and preservation of music by American composers. The 2014-2015 season of ACO will include a diverse group of composers including Wynton Marsalis, Ian Williams, Theo Bleckmann, Courtney Bryan, Uri Caine, A.J. McCaffrey, and Loren Loaicano. In April, ACO gives the New York premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ Blues Symphony at Jazz at Lincoln Center; the concert will also feature a world premiere commissioned by ACO from Courtney Bryan, a past participant in ACO’s Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, plus a revised and expanded version of Uri Caine’s Double Trouble commissioned by ACO.

“Sin and Songs” will premiere on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall. For more information about this performance or to learn more about the upcoming events happening at ACO, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.

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