BAC announces Salon with AMOC* on May 24, 2023


BAC Salon: AMOC* (American Modern Opera Company) features eleven core ensemble members and guests, including GRAMMY Award-winning countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, recent Avery Fisher Grant recipient and flutist Emi Ferguson, and MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, pianist and composer. AMOC* artists traverse centuries and landscapes in two unique programs that bring audiences from the summer sunset to theatrical night. The first, at 7PM, includes Cassandra Miller’s About Bach—a patient meditation on melody, memory, and the passage of time at the day’s end—and Andrew McIntosh’s Little Jimmy, which combines field recordings, piano, and percussion to reflect Southern California’s terrifyingly sublime expanse. The second, at 9PM, captures the irreverent eclecticism of AMOC*, featuring the Company’s own members’ original works alongside pieces by Gabriela Ortiz, Fang Man, and Antonio Vivaldi. Influences as varied as ancient Roman history, Peking opera, Mexican folk music, and classical Italian poetry are unified by an attention to the rhythms of speech in song and the grooving rhythm of drums and percussion.

BAC Salon: AMOC* (American Modern Opera Company) will feature Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Keir GoGwilt, violin; Miranda Cuckson, violin; Carrie Frey*, viola; Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Doug Balliett, bass; Emi Ferguson, flute; Conor Hanick, piano; Matthew Aucoin, piano; Jonny Allen, percussion; Clara Warnaar*, percussion; Mary Ellen Stebbins, lighting designer (*Guest Artist).

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