The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble

Since its 1992 debut at Carnegie Hall with Tribute to John Cage, The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble has become internationally recognized as one of the foremost large scale ensembles dedicated to new music. Conducted by Petr Kotik, it has toured Europe three times, and, last season, it performed at the Takemitsu Memorial concert at Oji Hall in Tokyo. S.E.M. repertoire concentrates on works by composers such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Earle Brown, Edgard Varese, Pauline Oliveros, and Maria de Alvear, among others. It also performs early music, combining period and modern instruments. In addition to Carnegie Hall, the orchestra has performed at Alice Tully Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Music of Extended Duration Festivals in Prague and Bonn, Prague Spring Festival, Merkin Concert Hall, World Financial Center, Society for Ethical Culture, and its own Willow Place Auditorium in Brooklyn Heights.