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2016-17 Season

Press Releases
2/7/17: American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward [pdf]
1/26/17: American Composers Orchestra Launches EarShot Composer Archive [pdf]
1/17/17: American Composers Orchestra Appoints Edward Yim as President  [pdf]
12/14/16: Composers Chen-Hui Jen, Wang Jie, and Hannah Lash to Receive Commissions in Third Year of League of American Orchestras’ and EarShot’s Women Composers Readings and Commissions Program  [pdf]
12/5/16: American Composers Orchestra and BIS Records Co-Commission New Piano Concerto from Composer/Conductor José Serebrier: Symphonic B A C H Variations for Piano and Orchestra To Be Recorded by Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin  [pdf]
11/21/16: American Composers Orchestra and WWFM Announce The ACO Experience: A New Radio Program on WWFM Featuring Live ACO Recordings Airing on Monday Evenings Once a Month  [pdf]
10/17/16: EarShot & Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Announce Reinaldo Moya as Winner of the EarShot Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composers Competition Audience Choice Award  [pdf]
9/29/16: American Composers Orchestra Opens 40th Anniversary Season with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music  [pdf]
9/19/16: American Composers Orchestra President Michael Geller Departing in December  [pdf]
9/6/16: ACO’s 2016-17 40th Season Release Featuring Eight World Premieres!  [pdf]
8/26/16: EarShot and Buffalo Philharmonic Feature Jazz Composers Readings Sep. 20-21, 2016 [pdf]
8/22/16: EarShot and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Select 5 Composers for Competition, Sep. 23, 2016  [pdf]
8/2/16: Carlos Simon Wins $15,000 Underwood Emerging Composer Commission  [pdf]
7/28/16: ACO Releases SONiC Double Live – Digital Album Features Premieres from Inaugural Festival of 21st Century Music  [pdf]
7/6/16: Roger Zare Wins Earshot: China – U.S. Composers Project Emerging Composers Competition  [pdf]

2015-16 Season

5/9/16: ACO announces 25th annual Underwood New Music Readings and the 2016 JCOI Readings June 14 & 16, 2016 [pdf
4/25/16: American Composers Orchestra Spring Benefit May 16, 2016 [pdf]
3/31/16:   Earshot: China – U.S. Composers Project Emerging Composers Competition, May 31-June 3, 2016 [pdf]
3/2/16:   16 Jazz Composers Selected for Jazz Composers Orchestra Readings in 2016 [pdf]
2/24/16: ACO presents Orchestra Underground: Eastern Wind, April 1, 2016 [pdf]
1/28/16: ACO presents coLABoratory: Judith Shatin ‘Black Moon’ Lab-Workshop March 5, 2016 [pdf]
1/19/16: ACO presents Composers OutFront! Angélica Negrón, Feb. 3, 2016 at National Sawdust [pdf]
12/1/15: Andreia Pinto-Correia and Xi Wang Awarded 2015 Toulmin Commissions [pdf]
9/08/15: SONiC Festival Update: 9 Days of 21st Century Music with 80+ Composers [pdf]
7/30/15: Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Features Wild Up Concert August 12 at UCLA [pdf]
7/15/15: SONiC – Sounds of a New Century Festival Announced, Oct. 15-23, 2015 [pdf]
7/2/15: China-US Composers Project Announced in Inaugural Concert in Washington, DC [pdf]

2014-15 season

6/22/15: David Hertzberg Wins 2015 Underwood Emerging Composer Commission [pdf]
4/18/15: 24th Annual Underwood New Music Readings at DiMenna Center May 6-7 [pdf]
4/15/15: EarShot Berkeley Symphony Readings Convene in California May 2-3 [pdf]
3/9/15: American Composers Orchestra Blues Symphony & Beyond at Jazz at Lincoln Center [pdf]
3/5/15: Toulmin Foundation Renews Support for Women Composers through EarShot [pdf]
1/16/15: Orchestra Underground: Sins & Songs w/Shara Worden; Khari Joyner premieres Carman Moore’s MADIBA [pdf]
1/13/15: EarShot Network: Buffalo Philharmonic New Music Readings Feb 11 at Kleinhans Music Hall [pdf]
10/16/14: Orchestra Underground: Monk’s Sphere Opens ACO Season Nov. 21 at Zankel Hall [pdf]
10/01/14: Toulmin Commissions for Women Composers Julia Adolphe and Melody Eötvös [pdf]
9/30/14: Kendall Williams Featured in Composers OutFront! Concert October 29th [pdf]
9/02/14: Andy Akiho Wins ACO’s 2014 Underwood Emerging Composer Commission [pdf]
7/03/14: ACO Releases 5th Digital Album – ‘Tech & Techno’ August 5th [pdf]
4/24/14: 2014-15 Season Preview: Includes Meredith Monk, Wynton Marsalis, and More [pdf]

2013-14 season

4/24/14: Underwood New Music Readings & New York Philharmonic EarShot Readings [pdf]
4/14/14: American Composers Orchestras – 2014-15 Season Press Release [pdf]
3/7/14: American Composers Orchestras – Orchestra Underground: Border Vanguards [pdf]
2/13/14: EarShot & League of American Orchestras Launches New Initiative to Support Women Composers [pdf]
2/5/14:  EarShot & Detroit Symphony Present 2014 New Music Readings for African-American Composers [pdf]
1/15/14:  ACO: Lines on a Point: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Orchestra Underground [pdf]
12/18/13: ACO Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Orchestra Underground by releasing First Digital Video Album: Orchestra Underground: A-V [pdf]
12/17/13: ACO Names Kendall Williams 2013-2014 Van Lier Emerging Composer Fellow [pdf]
12/3/13: EarShot & Berkeley Symphony Announce New Partnership for  2013-2014 Under Construction Series [pdf]
9/17/13: ACO Opens Season Oct. 25. Robert Spano guest conducts “Adding Fuel to the Fire” [pdf]
8/1/13: EarShot Composer Opportunities 2013-14 Season [pdf]
6/27/13: Composer A.J. McCaffrey wins 2013 Underwood Emerging Composer Commission [pdf]
5/23/13: Bermel Artistic Director; Renews Manahan as Music Director; 2013-14 Season [pdf]