NYC Performance July 7, 2022
On July 7, 2022 the ASF presented its second USGO concert in NYC’s Merkin Hall of the Kaufman Center. The players joined by guest artist, GFA winner, Xavier Jara, performed newly commissioned guitar concertos by Kevin Callahan, Alan Hirsh, and Mark Charles Smith as well as Hirsh’s arrangement of Michael Hedges Because it’s There. The USGO is directed by Artistic Director, Dr. Kami Rowan.
The 2019 inaugural USGO brought together a diverse range of players residing in 22 different states and 7 countries. Our debut performance at Carnegie Hall was part of the centennial celebration of Aaron Shearer! For the event, ASF commissioned world premieres by Brian Head, Bryan Johanson and Kevin Callahan. Our program also featured William Kanengiser as a guest solosit in The Walls by Sergio Assad. After New York, we flew to France performing in Paris, Lyon and Dijon.