AACM @ 50: SEM Ensemble
Event on 2015-04-29 20:00:00
50th ANNIVERSARY OF ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CREATIVE MUSICIANS
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) with Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, Henry Threadgill, Ostravská banda & S.E.M. Ensemble, Petr Kotík, conductor.
Roscoe Mitchell, Saxophones, Flute
Muhal Richard Abrams, Piano
George Lewis, Trombone and Electronics
Thomas Buckner, Baritone
Petr Kotik, Conductor
The grand finale of the celebration of the AACM’s 50th anniversary, presented by the S.E.M. Ensemble in partnership with the Interpretations series, features major works for symphony and chamber orchestra by composers associated with the AACM – Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis and Henry Threadgill – as well as works by John Cage, Christian Wolff and Petr Kotik. April 28 includes a duo by Mitchell and Lewis (Lewis’ Bound) and on April 29, a rare performance by the distinguished improvising trio of Abrams, Lewis, and Mitchell.
Originating on the South Side of Chicago in 1965 and very much active today, the AACM has garnered international recognition for the major role it has played in the history of American experimental music. Both concerts are co-produced by Ostrava Center for New Music and the Czech Center New York.
at Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd Street
New York, United States