Friday, February 12, 2010

Sound Off! Orchestra Underground: Conversations

I know you've been waiting for it... Now is your chance to tell us what you thought about the concert!

(Photo: Next Atlantis by Sebastian Currier, video by Pawel Wojtasik)

Here are a few questions to get the ball rolling...

- What surprised you most about the concert?
- What do you think about the incorporation of video in Next Atlantis?

- Which piece did you enjoy the most? Why?

See what other people are saying and let us know what you think!

(By the way, if you filled out a SoundAdvice survey at the concert, look for your answers in the comments section!)

Okay, I lied.

I said that our "Sound Off" post was coming up next, but I couldn't resist sharing this real quick. Take a look at our composer portrait video for Paquito D'Rivera:

Thursday, February 11, 2010


You know, everything has been so busy around here, we've hardly had time to update our blog! We are smack dab in the middle of submission processes for two EarShot new music readings, our annual Underwood new music readings, submissions for this summer's Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, and proposal submissions for the ACO/LVMH "A Greener New York City" commission. And of course we also have our next concert coming up on April 9th, Composers OutFront! concerts next week on February 22nd and one on March 21st, a fantastic online auction to help support our orchestra, not to mention we appointed a new music director! Also, did you know that you can listen to ACO recordings on Instant Encore?

Breathe in. Breathe out. Wax on. Wax off. I know it's a lot to handle, but you guys have never let us down before.

Up next: our (quarterly? concert-ly?) post where you can share your comments about what you thought of the concert, this time for our "Conversations" concert from January 29th. We received more comments from audience members than ever before, so be sure to look for yours! Until then, here's a shot of Paquito D'Rivera, Robert Black, Anne Manson, and the orchestra from our dress rehearsal at Carnegie: