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Matthew Aucoin returns to PEM Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA
September 30 - October 1, 2016
Recurring daily

PEM’s Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin presents two concert performances with the Asia/America New Music Institute (AANMI) this fall. Points of Departure explores geographic and cultural identity through diverse musical performance and engaging conversation. The evening features the premiere of a new piece by Aucoin, plus works by composers Xiaogang Ye, Chad Channon, Garth Neustadter, Sun-Young Park, Paul Frucht and Toru Takemitsu. This is Aucoin’s eighth musical production at PEM as part of the museum’s Present Tense Initiative. Learn more about PEM’s composer-in-residence program at

Conducted by Yuga Cohler

Featuring Rachel Lee Priday, violin and  Sean Christensen, tenor

Directed by Victoria Crutchfield

Lighting Design by Mary Ellen Stebbins


Aucoin and AANMI return to PEM in March and November 2017 to continue their exploration of East/West music connections through new commissions.

Matthew Aucoin returns to PEM