SONiC Conclusion from the American Composers Orchestra

SONiC 2011 and the World Premiere of 'St. Carolyn by the Sea' from The National's Bryce Dessner

Monday, October 17, 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm, the concluding night of the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC Festival, the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center played palatial host to the world premiere of composer-performer Bryce Dessner's double guitar concerto, St. Carolyn by the Sea. Featuring Bryce Dessner on guitar along with his twin brother Aaron Dessner, the SONiC-commissioned piece was led by American Composer Orchestra conductor George Manahan and hosted by John Schaefer from WNYC's New Sounds Live. 

Q2 Music host Olivia Giovetti moderates a live online chat beginning at 6:45 p.m. for the virtual community listening in on this premiere-laden, culminating concert. Sign up now for a live chat reminder. You can also Tweet comments directly into the chat using the #SONiCfest hashtag.

In a recent interview with Q2 Music's own Nadia Sirota, Dessner explains the Jack Kerouac-inspired literary origins of St. Carolyn by the Sea and his trepidation in writing for orchestral forces. Fellow under-40 composer Andrew Norman also spoke with us about the re-orchestration of his piece Unstuck, which is based on how listeners make sense of a fragmented musical world. The night's concert also features New York premieres from Ruby Fulton, Ryan Gallagher, Suzanne Farrin as well as a world premiere by Paul Yeon Lee


COMPLETE PROGRAM:

Ruby Fulton: Road Ranger Cowboy (NY Premiere)

Paul Yeon Lee: Echo of a Dream (World Premiere)

Bryce Dessner: St. Carolyn by the Sea with special guests Bryce and Aaron Dessner, electric guitars (World Premiere)

Ryan Gallagher: Grindhouse (NY Premierer)

Andrew Norman: Unstuck (NY Premiere)

Suzanne Farrin: Infinite Here (NY Premiere)

Hosted by:

John Schaefer

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