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Aaron Jay Kernis

Publisher: G. Schirmer

New Era Dance (1992)
Commissioned jointly by the New York Philharmonic for its 150th Anniversary and by the Baltimore Symphony
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Year Composed
6 Minutes
Programme Note
Aaron Jay Kernis New Era Dance (1992)
Composer's note:

New Era Dance is dedicated and written in celebration of a new era of leadership at the New York Philharmonic, in anticipation of the new millennium to come in the Year 2000, in hope for a time of imperative political and social change in this country.

— Aaron Jay Kernis

  • Ensemble
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
    David Zinman
  • Ensemble
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
    David Zinman
  • 17 SEP 2015
    New Era Dance Country Premiere
    Teatro de la Maestranza, Sevilla

    Other Dates:
    18 September - Teatro de la Maestranza, Sevilla
  • 28 SEP 2014
    Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham
    Royal Holloway Orchestra
    Rebecca Miller, conductor
  • 26 SEP 2013
    Rochester, NY
    Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
    Jun Märkl, conductor

    Other Dates:
    27,28 September - Rochester, NY
  • 21 APR 2012
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    Arie Lipsky, conductor
  • 15 JAN 2011
    Boulder, CO
    Boulder Philharmonic
    Michael Butterman, conductor
  • 11 DEC 2010
    Cleveland Heights, OH
    Contemporary Youth Orchestra
    Liza Grossman, conductor
  • 09 NOV 2010
    Orchestre National dey Payes de la Loire

    Other Dates:
    14 November - France
  • 07 OCT 2010
    Wichita, KS
    Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra
    Mark Laycock, conductor
  • 03 OCT 2009
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Rutgers University
    Phillipe Quint; Kynan Johns, conductor
  • 03 OCT 2009
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Rutgers University
    Kynan Johns, conductor
  • 16 APR 2009
    Birmingham, AL
    Alabama Symphony Orchestra
    Daniel Hege, conductor

    Other Dates:
    17 April - Birmingham, AL
  • 04 DEC 2008
    7010 Trondheim, Norway
    Trondheim Symfoniorkester
    Rumon Gamba, conductor
  • 12 APR 2008
    Salzburg, Austria
    Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
    Vince Mendoza, conductor
  • 08 MAR 2008
    Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
    Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Other Dates:
    9 March - Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 02 DEC 2007
    Ithaca, NY
    Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra
    Jeff Meyer, conductor
  • 04 AUG 2007
    BBC Proms
    Royal Albert Hall, London
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
    Mark Elder, conductor
  • 17 MAR 2006
    Radio Kamer Filharmonie
    Pascal Rophe, conductor

...a six-minute explosion of New York exuberance.
Richard Morrison, The Times,8/7/2007
The starter was a small recent work of real substance in the shape of Aaron Jay Kernis's brilliant New Era Dance. It made a tumultuous opening.
George Hall, The Guardian,8/6/2007
...audiences respond with enthusiasm to his music, which combines the passion of neo-Romanticism, the rhythmic pulsation of Minimalism and the exuberance of American popular culture.
K. Robert Schwarz, The New York Times,1/1/0001
...New Era Dance... brilliantly evokes the pulsing, rhythmic street music of Washington Heights (police sirens and whistles notwithstanding).
Annette Morreau, Music Magazine,1/1/0001
..there's Aaron jay Kernis's street-smart power-mix circa 1992. Latin salsa and crackmobile rap meets 1950s jazz.
Edward Seckerson, Independent,1/1/0001
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