AMOC
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AMOC is an opera company on a new model. Led by Artistic Directors Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur, the company serves as the artistic home for seventeen of the most exciting singers, dancers, and instrumentalists of the rising generation. AMOC’s artists are committed to reimagining what it means to make opera in the twenty-first century: unlike a typical opera company, which features a constantly-changing roster of artists in one particular theater, AMOC focuses on deep, long-term artistic relationships among its core members. The company’s goal is to create a body of new, discipline-colliding music-theater works, conceived, developed, and performed by our artists.

 
 
 

PRESS

“…formidable voices” among Must-See Classical Concerts - WQXR New York

4 MUSICIANS CHART 100 YEARS IN THE LIFE OF A RUNAWAY SLAVE - The New York Times

“spellbinding…a true ensemble performance” - Financial Times

"...blindingly impressive... preternaturally talented... the best instrumental concert I have seen all year by virtue of its rethinking of the basics of what a recital might be" - The New York Times

AMOC is named among WQXR’s “‘19 for 19’: Artists to Watch in the Upcoming Year,” along with AMOCkers JULIA BULLOCK, JAY CAMPBELL (JACK Quartet), and DAVÓNE TINES

"innovative" - The New Yorker

“…astonishing…a powerful counterforce” - The Los Angeles Times

"adventurous and excellent execution of off-the-beaten path programs" - The Boston Musical Intelligencer

AMOC ARTISTS IN THE NEWS

MATTHEW AUCOIN named 2018 MacArthur Fellow

The Boston Globe calls THE BLACK CLOWN, adapted by and starring DAVÓNE TINES, directed by ZACK WINOKUR, “pure poetry”

ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO and JAY CAMPBELL among 2019 Musical America Award winners

JULIA BULLOCK’s season as Artist-in-Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art featured in The New York Times and Vanity Fair

BOBBI JENE SMITH profiled by Dance Magazine

MIRANDA CUCKSON’s recording of Harold Meltzer’s Kreisleriana named one of The New York Times’s Best Classical Music Tracks of 2018

EMI FERGUSON’s latest recording project of Bach Sonatas and Preludes featured in The Boston Globe

 
 
 

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
MATTHEW AUCOIN, composer, conductor, pianist
ZACK WINOKUR, director, choreographer, dancer

MANAGING DIRECTOR
JENNIFER CHEN

CORE ENSEMBLE
JONNY ALLEN, percussionist
PAUL APPLEBY, tenor
DOUG BALLIETT, double bassist, composer
JULIA BULLOCK, soprano*
JAY CAMPBELL, cellist
ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO, countertenor
MIRANDA CUCKSON, violinist, violist*
JULIA EICHTEN, dancer, choreographer*
EMI FERGUSON, flutist
KEIR GOGWILT, violinist, writer*
CONOR HANICK, pianist
COLEMAN ITZKOFF, cellist
OR SCHRAIBER, dancer, choreographer
BOBBI JENE SMITH, dancer, choreographer
DAVÓNE TINES, bass-baritone

PRODUCER
CATH BRITTAN

*AMOC Steering Committee

 
 
 

CALENDAR

UPCOMING

VEILS FOR DESIRE

July 25, 2019 / Caramoor, Katonah, NY
July 26, 2019 / Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

Two premiere performances of our newest recital program featuring ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO, PAUL APPLEBY, and MATTHEW AUCOIN

AMOC AT THE CLARK

August 25, 2019 / Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

an afternoon of free performances across the museum’s grounds featuring MIRANDA CUCKSON, KEIR GOGWILT, JONNY ALLEN, COLEMAN ITZKOFF, JULIA EICHTEN, MATTHEW AUCOIN, ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO, and ZACK WINOKUR.