VIDEO: Composer David Hertzberg Talks PAST FORWARD Concert at Carnegie Hall, 3/24

American Composers Orchestra will present the world premiere of David Hertzberg's Chamber Symphony at its Past Forward concert on March 24, 2017, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

In this Composer Portrait, David talks about the piece, which he describes as "something essential, pared down...voices speak to one other across vistas, from different sides of time, finding resonances both sympathetic and volatile. The music breathes with stoic indifference; silence turns space to sound like organ bellows..."

Check out the video below!

For more information visit: http://www.americancomposers.org/2016/09/03/orchestra-underground-past-forward/

Led by George Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers' own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection.

The concert celebrates Steve Reich's 80th birthday with a performance of his Tehillim, presented as part of Reich's season-long residency as holder of Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair; the world premiere of Paola Prestini's The Hotel that Time Forgot with video by Mami Kosemura; the world premiere of Trevor Weston's Flying Fish, which honors the composer's Barbadian heritage; and the world premiere of 2015 Underwood New Music Readings commission winner David Hertzberg's Chamber Symphony.

VIDEO: Composer David Hertzberg Talks PAST FORWARD Concert at Carnegie Hall, 3/24