mannes american composers ensemble (MACE) presents first fall concert at the new school

The concert, conducted by Alan Pierson, will feature pieces by John Adams, Anton Webern, and Simon Steen-Andersen on Monday, October 1st at 7:30 pm.


Founded in 2012 by composer Lowell Liebermann and directed in the 2018-2019 season by Alan Pierson and David Fulmer, MACE presents works by iconic American masters such as John Adams, Mason Bates and Steve Reich, as well as works by young and up-and-coming composers such as David Hertzberg and Nina C. Young. The ensemble aims to embrace a broad view of the vital landscape of contemporary American Music, and to bolster that landscape through premieres and, soon, commissions. This concert will be conducted by Alan Pierson, and will be the New York City premiere of Simon Steen-Andersen's Chambered Music (11').

"Part of the joy for me in conducting MACE is introducing talented students to new kinds of music-making," says Pierson. "And this concert involves some of the most varied kinds of music-making I've ever done on a single program: from the hyper-distilled Mahlerian expressiveness of Webern, to John Adams's funky grooves, to Steen-Andersen's strange and unique theater piece, for which these players are having to discover entirely new ways to play their instruments."


Anton Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra, op. 10 (6')

Simon Steen-Andersen: Chambered Music (11')

John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony (25')




Monday, October 1st at 7:30 pm. The concert will last approximately one hour.


The New School's Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York

TICKETS Members of the media must rsvp with Will Wilbur at or 212.229.5667 x 3990.

The College of Performing Arts at The New School was formed in the fall of 2015, bringing together Mannes School of Music, the iconic 100-year-old conservatory; the legendary New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the innovative and ground-breaking School of Drama. With each school contributing its unique culture of excellence, the College of Performing Arts creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovative education, and world-class performances. As part of the formation of The College, Mannes has moved into the newly renovated Arnhold Hall in Greenwich Village, a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for the performing arts. Also housed in Arnhold Hall are The School of Jazz and the School of Drama’s BFA program. As a part of The New School, students and faculty across the College of Performing Arts experience a supportive and rigorous environment with enhanced opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in a wide array of disciplines, from the visual arts and fashion design, to the social sciences, to public policy and advocacy, and more. CoPA has over 900 degree and diploma seeking students, including a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as Mannes Prep, a pre-college program with 400 students.

Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students challenging the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The New School welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and calendar of lectures, screenings, readings, and concerts. Through its online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence.


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New York, NY 10003


Media Contact:

Will Wilbur, The New School
212.229.5667 x 3990

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