American Composers Orchestra to Perform ‘The Quest: Epic Journeys’

By Francisco Salazar

The American Composers Orchestra returns to Zankel Hall on Nov. 9 for a concert conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni.

The concert entitled “The Quest: Epic Journeys,” will feature new works by Augusta Read Thomas, George Lewis, Jack Hughes, Guillermo Klein, and Nina C Young. The new pieces explore personal and abstract forms of human “Epic-ness.”

Among the performers is baritone Sidney Outlaw, who will appear alongside Nina C. Young on Electronics. R. Luke Dubois will design the videos.

In a statement, ACO Artistic Director Curtis Stewart said, “Whether it be a journey of identity, faith, or adventure – we each embody elements of that spirit of becoming. This music is an invitation and creative space to tap into those moments of vulnerability – just for a moment, to dare to see our own lives as Quests in the making.”