Past Events

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CLOSED TO PUBLIC: March 12-13, 2020 Underwood New Music Readings

Marian Anderson Theater Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of New York 129 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street New York, NY 10031 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES:  ACO can no longer welcome a public audience to the Underwood Readings on March 12th and 13th. Amidst concerns of the spread of COVID-19, we are honoring the request […]

March 4, 2020: American Composers Orchestra’s 2020 Gala

American Composers Orchestra 2020 Gala  Bryant Park Grill | 25 W 40th Street, New York City 6:30pm Cocktails  |  7:30pm Dinner and Performance American Composers Orchestra celebrates three honorees who have effected change in the American musical landscape. Join us as we toast our honorees with sparkling libations, scrumptious food and lively conversation at ACO’s annual […]

Jan. 27, 2020 6:30p Commission Club Soiree

Exclusive Event for ACO’s 2019-20 Commission Club Members Hosted at Private Home Upper West Side (Exact address shared once membership is finalized) Invest in a new commission: from the composer’s first creative spark to the premiere at Carnegie Hall. Join now to get exclusive invitations to preview events with the composer, a sneak peek at […]

Nov. 18, 2019 6:30p Soiree at Steinway Hall

Exclusive Event for ACO’s 2019-20 Commission Club Members Steinway Hall NW corner of 6th Ave & 43rd St New York, NY 10036 Invest in a new commission: from the composer’s first creative spark to the premiere at Carnegie Hall. Join now to get exclusive invitations to preview events with the composer, a sneak peek at […]

Nov. 13, 2019 at 7:30p New England Echoes at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall 57th St. and 7th Ave., NYC ABOUT A celebration of composers with roots in New England, ACO’s season opener includes the world premieres of Hilary Purrington’s Harp of Nerves featuring guitarist JIJI and orchestrations of Selected Songs by Charles Ives, arranged by Purrington, Hannah […]

January 28-29, 2020 EarShot: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Program American Composers Orchestra seeks to identify and celebrate emerging American composers through its EarShot program. Drawing from a national network of advisors and advocates, EarShot works with orchestras around the country to identify and support promising composers in the early stages of their careers. Orchestras have relied on EarShot to identify and connect with composers consistent with […]

Apr. 11, 2019 at 7:30pm Where We Lost Our Shadows: Carnegie Hall

Where We Lost Our Shadows Thursday, April 11, 2018 at 7:30pm Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall   57th St. and 7th Ave., NYC ABOUT ACO presents the NY premiere of Du Yun and Khaled Jarrar’s Where We Lost Our Shadows, a new multidisciplinary work for orchestra, film, and vocalists. Written in response to film captured by Ramallah-based […]

March 20, 2019 – Gala: Forces of Nature

American Composers Orchestra 2019 Gala Forces of Nature March 20, 2019 The Park, NYC 118 10th Ave (between W. 17th & 18th Streets) New York City 6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Dinner and Performance RSVP NOW + American Composers Orchestra celebrates the movers and shakers – true forces of nature – who have effected change in […]

Nov. 2nd at 7:30pm Phenomenal Women: Carnegie Hall

Phenomenal Women Celebrating the spirit, strength, and determination of female pioneers Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30pm Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall 57th St. and 7th Ave., NYC ABOUT ACO’s season opener features the world premieres of Valerie Coleman’s Phenomenal Women performed by the Imani Winds with ACO, and Alex Temple’s Three Principles of Noir […]