THE DEBUT SEASON OF
Judith Lang Zaimont and Joanne Polk, co-directors
American Accent is a New York City-based performance group dedicated to world-class performances that present the vitality and enormous breadth of American chamber music of the 20th Century and beyond. Their intent is to survey over time the richness and many personalities of America's composers, and to present their music not as an occasional visitor to the concert stage, but in its rightful place, at center stage.
Co-founded and directed by composer Judith Lang Zaimont (professor of composition at the School of Music - University of Minnesota) and pianist Joanne Polk (director of chamber music studies at the Manhattan School of Music), American Accent will concentrate on works of the present moment and recent past, focusing on the elusive second, third or fourth performances of music by distinguished composers who are primarily members of our own national community. The core ensemble - pianist Joanne Polk, flutist Linda Chesis, soprano Maria Jette and the Lark Quartet - are visionary artists connected to the music of their own time, and who perform with artistry, enthusiasm and devotion.
For their premiere season, American Accent will present two concerts at New York's Merkin Hall, on November 15, 2000 and April 9, 2001.
Spring Concert - Playing with Time
Monday, April 9, 2001 - 8 PM
Merkin Concert Hall at the Abraham Goodman House
129 W. 67th St.
String Quartet No. 1 Penka Kouneva
Tickets for this concert are $20. - Seniors/students -$12
For information, call Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433.
Join American Accent for its two-concert 2001-2002 Second Season,