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2017-18 Season

Press Releases
8/1/17:  EarShot:  Charlotte Symphony [pdf] 8/1/17:  EarShot:  Fort Wayne Philharmonic [pdf]
8/1/17:  ACO Announces 2017-2018 Season: Dreamscapes [pdf] 10/10/17: ACO Announces Commission Club [pdf] 11/6/17: ACO Continues 40th Anniversary Season [pdf] 11/29/17: ACO Announces Fellow Travelers [pdf] 2/1/18: American Composers Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Concerts at Carnegie Hall [pdf]


2016-17 Season

Press Releases
7/10/17: Announcing ACO’s 2017 Underwood Commission Winners [pdf] 5/12/17: Six Composers Selected for the 26th Underwood New Music Readings  [pdf]
4/13/17: American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season with ACO Parables at Symphony Space  [pdf] 4/4/17:  American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season Performing Steve Reich’s The Desert Music  [pdf] 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]

2018-2019 Concerts at Carnegie Hall

November 2, 2018 and April 11, 2019 featuring major premieres by 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winner Du Yun and Imani Winds' Valerie Coleman, exploring the Syrian Refugee Crisis and Iconic 21st Century Women

ACO Announces Fellow Travelers

Co-presented with PROTOTYPE Festival and John Jay College of Criminal Justice Friday, January 12 - Sunday, January 14, 2018 Music by composer Gregory Spears & librettist Greg Pierce