Modern Opera

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AMOC’s mission is to develop and produce a body of discipline-colliding work, to combine traditional and experimental artistic processes, and to maintain enduring creative relationships between its members. Founded by Artistic Directors Zack Winokur and Matthew Aucoin, AMOC is made up of some of the most adventurous singers, dancers, and instrumentalists at work today in the fields of contemporary and classical music and dance.

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AMOC named Ojai Music Festival’s 2022 Music Director

“…where the boundaries between disciplines go to die” - The Boston Globe

'...blindingly impressive... preternaturally talented... the best instrumental concert I have seen all year by virtue of its rethinking of the basics of what a recital might be' - The New York Times

“…staggering…astonishing…bringing overwhelming humanity to exactly the place where it is needed” - The Los Angeles Times

'innovative' - The New Yorker

“…revitalizing what American music theater can mean with several of our most revolutionary young talents” - The Los Angeles Times

Preview of MATTHEW AUCOIN’s EURYDICE in The New York Times

EMI FERGUSON and RUCKUS’s performance of their album Bach Sonatas and Preludes named among New York Classical Review’sTop Ten Performances of 2019

‘This is who we’ve been waiting for’ - JULIA BULLOCK profiled by The New York Times

‘A bold breakthrough’ - BOBBI JENE SMITH’s LOST MOUNTAIN named one of The Best Dance of 2019 by Dance Magazine

KEIR GOGWILT on how collaboration has changed his art in the San Diego Union-Tribune

Modern Opera

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
MATTHEW AUCOIN, composer, conductor, pianist
ZACK WINOKUR, director, choreographer, dancer

MANAGING DIRECTOR
JENNIFER CHEN

PRODUCER
CATH BRITTAN

CORE ENSEMBLE
JONNY ALLEN, percussionist
PAUL APPLEBY, tenor
DOUG BALLIETT, double bassist, composer
JULIA BULLOCK, soprano*
JAY CAMPBELL, cellist
ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO, countertenor
MIRANDA CUCKSON, violinist, violist*
JULIA EICHTEN, dancer, choreographer*
EMI FERGUSON, flutist
KEIR GOGWILT, violinist, writer*
CONOR HANICK, pianist
COLEMAN ITZKOFF, cellist
OR SCHRAIBER, dancer, choreographer
BOBBI JENE SMITH, dancer, choreographer
DAVÓNE TINES, bass-baritone

*AMOC Steering Committee

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AMOC AT THE CLARK
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 6:00PM & 8:00PM
CLARK ART INSTITUTE WILLIAMSTOWN, MA

Tickets are now SOLD OUT for our LIVE, outdoor performances at The Clark, featuring violinist MIRANDA CUCKSON and electronic artist CHRISTOPHER BURNS, directed by ZACK WINOKUR.

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