2013-2014 Season

 "Devoting a program to Minimalist and microtonal compositions could easily amount to an egghead agenda; leave it to the American Modern Ensemble to make it a party instead." – The New York Times

American Modern Ensemble and Mazzini Dance Collective, October 16th

Featuring two world premiere choreographies by Annmaria Mazzini, AME's new choreographer-in-residence

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 8:00 PM
Roulette, presented by Ear Heart Music
30 Third Ave #208, Brooklyn NY 

Tickets at the door: $20, $15

Program
Frantic Gnarly Still** – Lembit Beecher
the resonance after...** – Christopher Chandler
Epigrams* – Jason Haney
Visual Abstract*** – Pierre Jalbert
Tight Sweater – Marc Mellits
Thin Ice of your Fragile Mind*** – Robert Paterson

*NYC Premiere
**Winner of AME's Annual Composition Competition, Level II (Ages 18-35)
***World premiere choreographies by Annmaria Mazzini, AME's new Choreographer-In-Residence

Brief interview with selected composers after intermission.
Wine served before, during and after the event.

Artists
Mazzini Dance Collective
Amelia Lukas, Flute
Benjamin Fingland, Clarinet
Robin Zeh, Violin
Arash Amini, Cello
Matt Ward, Percussion
Stephen Gosling, Piano
Robert Paterson, Conductor

Winter Songs, December 3rd

 

Winter-themed program celebrating the release of the AMR album Winter Songs, featuring vocal music of Robert Paterson

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 8:00 PM
 
DiMenna Center - Cary Hall
 
450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

Tickets: $10 online, $25 at the door

Program
The Snowman – Steven Burke
Pieces of Winter Sky** – Aaron Jay Kernis
Turning – Tania Leon
CAPTCHA* – Robert Paterson
Winter Songs – Robert Paterson 
Two Whitman Panels – Russell Platt

*World Premiere
**NYC Premiere

Brief interview with selected composers after intermission.
Wine served before, during and after the event. 

Artists
Nancy Allen Lundy, Soprano
TBD, Tenor
Jesse Blumberg, Baritone
David Neal, Bass Baritone
Amelia Lukas, Flute
Benjamin Figland, Clarinet
Robin Zeh, Violin
Dave Eggar, Cello
Matt Ward, Percussion
Blair McMillen, Piano
Robert Paterson, Conductor

Paul's Case, an Opera by Gregory Spears at the Prototype Festival

HERE, 145 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10013.
January 8th, 8:30 PM
January 9th, 8:30 PM
January 11th, 8:30 PM
January 12th, 4:00 PM
January 13th, 4:00 PM

American Modern Ensemble
Ben Fingland, Clarinet I
Nicolas Gallas, Clarinet II
Jacqueline Kerrod, Harp
Robin Zeh, Violin I
Victoria Paterson, Violin II
Jessica Meyer, Viola
Dave Eggar, Cello
Roger Wagner, Double Bass
Robert Wood, Conductor
Keith Chambers, Piano

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Balcony Bar Series

October 4th and October 5th - 5:00 - 8:00 PM
December 13 and 14 - 5:00 - 8:00 PM
February, 14th and 15th - 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY

 

Program Music by William Bolcom, Charles Ives, Mark Mellits, Robert Paterson, Paul Schoenfeld, Dan Welcher, Ellen Taaffe Zwillich and more.

Artists
Arash Amini, cello
Stephen Gosling, piano
Robin Zeh, violin

 

 

Operas by Tarik O'Regan and Robert Paterson, April 22

A collaboration between Ear Heart Music, American Modern Ensemble and American Opera Projects

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 8:00 PM
Roulette
30 Third Ave #208, Brooklyn NY 

Tickets at the door: $20, $15

Program
The Wanton Sublime* – Music by Tarik O'Regan/Libretto by Anna Rabinowitz
The Companion* – Music by Robert Paterson/Libretto by David Cote

*World Premiere of semi-staged versions

Brief interview with composers after intermission.
Wine served before, during and after the event.

Artists
Mallory Catlett, director, The Wanton Sublime
Walker Lewis, director, The Companion
Tyson Deaton, conductor

Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo-soprano (The Wanton Sublime)
Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano (The Companion)
Brandon Snook, tenor (The Companion)
Kyle Guglielmo, baritone (The Companion)

Sato Moughalian, flute
Keve WIlson, oboe
Charles McCracken, bassoon
Robin Zeh, violin
Andrea Schultz, violin
Orlando Wells, viola
Dave Eggar, cello
Sean McClowry, double bass
Chris Biesterfeldt, guitar
Jack Morer, guitar
Blair McMillen, piano
Matt Ward, percussion
Joseph Tompkins, percussion