Upcoming Dates

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Featuring works Ruth Lomon's Imprints (Concerto for Piano and 4 Percussion), John Cage, Stockhausen, Steve Reich, and others - 2 p.m.
Price: $30 Individual or Full Festival Series $130

This concert is wholly underwritten through the great generosity of DEBORAH BECKETT and STEVEN BRUBAKER of Chicago, IL and Abiquiu, NM; SUSAN and CHARLES MIZE of Tesuque, NM; and MEREDITH R. SPEERS and SEAMUS P. MALIN of Santa Fe, NM.

ACMF’s final concert presents Crossing 32nd Street, one of the freshest, most stimulating, classical-new music ensembles in the West. Named Phoenix's "Best New Classical Music Ensemble" by the Arizona Republic, the group strives to increase the awareness and understanding of modern music through the aggressive commitment to performing relevant contemporary works at the utmost artistic level. Founded in 2000 by contemporary music specialists from Arizona State University, the University of New Mexico, and the University of California-San Diego, Crossing 32nd Street is ensemble-in-residence at Paradise Valley Community College.  Though its instrumentation changes with the needs of each piece, Crossing 32nd Street's core members play percussion, piano, saxophone, and electronics while also composing and improvising with acoustic, electro-acoustic, and multi-media tools. This concert presents an array of contemporary styles ranging from works for multiple marimbas; STOCKHAUSEN's virtuosic Zyklus #9 for solo percussion; the seldom-performed Credo in U.S., one of iconic experimentalist JOHN CAGE's early forays into electroacoustic and prepared piano music; and concludes with the mysterious, compelling Imprints: Concerto for Piano and Four Percussion, as ACMF concludes its memorial tribute to the life-long contributions of composer RUTH LOMON. Through its greatly imaginative instrumentation and intricate inter-weavings, Imprints sums the composer’s totality of appreciation and admiration of New Mexico’s Native American cultures. Thank you always, Ruth.  

DOUGLAS NOTTINGHAM has been active throughout the U.S. as a percussionist, performance artist, composer, music educator, recording artist and producer.  As a solo percussionist and member of Phoenix’s Crossing 32nd Street,  the New Mexico-based LINKS Ensemble, and the dance/contemporary music ensemble KRUSTÁ,  Doug has specialized in the performance of contemporary chamber works, although performing the gamut of symphonic, jazz, and heavy-metal.  He has appeared as featured artist at conventions of the World Dance Alliance, Percussive Arts Society, the Society of Composers, the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, and the Society of American Music. His recordings appear on the Neuma, Nonsequitor, Stradivarius and Wergo labels. As Dr. Nottingham, he is a faculty member at Glendale Community College where he teaches electroacoustic music, digital recording, and commercial music, as well as applied percussion and is director of the award-winning Glendale Community College Percussion Ensemble. Doug appeared previously as artist and conductor at ACMF during the 2014 season with LINKS Ensemble.

 Praised by The Washington Post for performances that were “beautifully but powerfully executed, coordinated and shaped” pianist MADELINE WILLIAMSON has been championing new music and that of women composers throughout her life.  She has performed widely as soloist and collaborator in major U.S. venues as well as in Europe, Mexico, and Egypt. She served as invited Artist-in-Residence for a year at Escola Profissional Artistica Do Vale Do Ave Conservatory (ARTAVE) in Caldas da Saude, Portugal. Madeline was also founder of KRUSTÁ a new music/modern dance ensemble, performing concerts and frequent residencies throughout the U.S. Over the years, she has worked closely with such iconic American composers as John Cage, George Crumb, David Burge, Lou Harrison, Ruth Lomon, Joan Tower, and Ellen Zwilich, in addition to young, emerging composers. After three decades as Professor of Piano on the Artist Faculty of Arizona State University, Madeline relocated to Abiquiú in 2004. She continued performances with the Santa Fe New Music Ensemble and in 2008, became Co-Founder and Artistic Director of ACMF.  Among others, her latest CD was of Peter Garland: Waves Breaking on Rocks with the Santa Fe New Music Ensemble on World Records. She also nurtures a studio of 20 aspiring and award-winning young pianists in her Los Alamos private studio. 

 Although ACMF strives to present all artists and programming as advertised, we reserve the right to make comparable artist or program substitution as might become necessary.

2018 Season Highlights

ACMF's 11th season features the WORLD PREMIERE of GARY GACKSTATTER'S Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit written for preeminent artist R. CARLOS NAKAI, Native Flute, and ACMF Ensemble in TWO special performances.  Additional living composers being performed this season are: Ofer Ben-Amots, Peter Garland, Pierre Jalbert, Jeremy Muller, R. Carlos Nakai, Steve Reich, and  Bruce Wolosoff. ACMF also pays a heartfelt musical tribute to the musical life of composer RUTH LOMON (1930-2017) with selected works throughout the season. 


Emanuele Arciuli, Solo Piano

Debra Ayers, Piano

Sonja Branch, Percussion

David Felberg, Violin

Kim Fredenburgh, Viola

Gary Gackstatter, Composer/Conductor

Sally Guenther, Cello

Conor Hanick, Piano

Keith Lemmons, Clarinet/Saxophone

Simone Mancuso, Percussion/Piano

Ruxandra Marquardt, Violin

Christina Martos, Soprano

Jeremy Muller, Percussion/Composer

R. Carlos Nakai, Native Flute

Scott Ney, Percussion

Doug Nottingham, Conductor/Percussion

Brett Reed, Percussion

Madeline Williamson, Piano

Joseph Wytko, Soprano Saxophone


Crossing 32nd Street

Montage Music Society

Trio Arriba (Resident Piano Trio)





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