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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 11:52 AM


American Composers Orchestra presents:

American Composers Orchestra & guitarist Sharon Isbin - Symphony Space

Tuesday, May 23

Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway
New York, NY, 10025



American Composers Orchestra continues its 40th Anniversary Season with ACO Parables, led by guest conductor Rossen Milanov. Exploring music's incredible ability to tell stories and weave tales, ACO Parables features the world premiere of Carlos Simon's Portrait of a Queen with narrator Rehanna Thelwell, which traces the historical journey of African Americans from the female perspective; John Corigliano's Troubadours featuring star guitarist Sharon Isbin; the world premiere of Nina C. Young's Out of whose womb came the ice, based on Shackleton's famous Antarctic expedition; and the New York premiere of Bright Sheng's Postcards, which explores the folk music of different regions of China.

About American Composers Orchestra:
Founded in 1977, American Composers Orchestra remains the only orchestra in the world dedicated exclusively to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. To date, ACO has performed music by more than 600 American composers, including more than 200 world premieres and newly commissioned works.

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