American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival
ACME presents a suite of pieces that reflect upon the Autumn Equinox; from here forward, the days are getting shorter and colder as winter approaches. These works invite contemplation and quiet thoughtfulness as we welcome the new season.
Jóhann Jóhannsson – selections of works for strings
Max Richter – On the Nature of Daylight
Schubert – String Quintet in C Major, II. Adagio
Caroline Shaw – In manus tuas
Clarice Jensen – For this from that will be filled (a)
Ingram Marshall – Entrada
Tickets for an 8×8 block for up to two patrons ($50) and more information at https://morrismuseum.org/events/acme/
Patrons must bring their own chairs, and face coverings are required for patrons who are not fully vaccinated.
About ACME: Over the past fifteen years, led by cellist and artistic director Clarice Jensen, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) has risen to the highest ranks of American new music through a mix of meticulous musicianship, artistic vision, engaging collaborations, and unwavering standards in every regard. The membership of the amorphous collective includes some of the brightest young stars in the field. NPR calls them “contemporary music dynamos,” and Strings reports, “ACME’s absorbing playing pulsed with warm energy. . . Shared glances and inhales triggered transitions in a flow so seamless it seemed learned in a Jedi temple.” ACME was honored by ASCAP during its 10th anniversary season in 2015 for the “virtuosity, passion, and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers.”
The ensemble has performed at leading international venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BAM, The Kennedy Center, Washington Performing Arts, UCLA’s Royce Hall, Stanford Live, Chicago’s Millennium Park, Duke Performances, The Satellite in Los Angeles, Triple Door in Seattle, Melbourne Recital Hall and Sydney Opera House in Australia, and at festivals including the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Poland, All Tomorrow’s Parties in England,Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand, Summer Nostos Festival in Greece, Boston Calling, and Big Ears in Knoxville, TN.
The ACME players for this concert are Ben Russell & Laura Lutzke, violins; Caleb Burhans, viola; Paul Wiancko, cellos; and Clarice Jensen, cello and ACME artistic director.