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The Jazz Composers Orchestra Readings
(Published: May 06, 2011)

The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and the American Composers Orchestra will present the first-ever Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings. The ACO will perform new works for orchestra by eight composers who participated in a week-long Jazz Composers Orchestra Intensive, held on the Columbia University campus in July 2010.

30 jazz-identified composers in various phases of their composing careers, drawn from a national call for applications, worked with leading composers, conductors and performers in a curriculum designed by composers Jane Ira Bloom, Anthony Davis, Fabien Lévy and George Lewis, all of whom served as instructors. Other participating composer-mentors included Alvin Singleton, Derek Bermel, and Tania Léon. Students received live demonstrations of new instrumental techniques from a resident chamber ensemble, Wet Ink, known nationally for its performances of new music, and observed rehearsals for two concerts at Columbia's Miller Theatre, held during the Institute week, featuring works by composers working with improvisation.

Sunday/Monday, June 5 and 6, 2011, 8:00 pm
Miller Theatre, 116th and Broadway
Columbia University Morningside Campus

More Information: http://www.jazz.columbia.edu/events/index.html

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