Gather as a community online and experience the creation of new work!
In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on composers and performers, American Composers Orchestra announces Connecting ACO Community, a new initiative to commission short works for solo instrument or voice. Each composer will receive $500 to write the work, and each performer will receive $500 to perform the work, with the rights to stream for six months. With this project, ACO aims to support artists who need financial assistance; to create new work that will live beyond this crisis; and provide virtual, interactive performances to ACO’s supporters and the general public.
The Festival Pass provides access to all 7 events in Volume 3 of the series:
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 5pm ET
Tanner Porter & Eric Jacobsen, cello and Aoife O’Donovan, voice
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 5pm ET
Vincent Calianno & Mike Seltzer, trombone
Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 5pm ET
Wynton Guess & Aaron Diehl, piano
Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 5pm ET
Amina Figarova & Susan Palma Nidel and Laura Conwesser, flutes
Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 5pm ET
Dawn Norfleet & Clarice Assad, voice
Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 5pm ET
Guy Mintus & Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 5pm ET
Brian Nabors & Sextet of ACO Musicians: Debbie Wong, violin; Sandy Robbins, viola; Gene Moye, cello; Harry Searing, bassoon; Diva Goodfriend Koven, flute; Susan Jolles, harp
Ticketholders will receive a private link to join the performance, and all of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go solely to fund artists involved in this project. If the $5 entrance fee poses a barrier to participation, please fill out an anonymous form at bit.ly/ACOConnectComp or email Aiden Feltkamp at email@example.com.
The recorded session will be available within 24 hours after the performance on ACO’s website and social media platforms, as well as on MUSIC on the REBOUND: an online festival for participating in live events as well as a platform for streaming concerts.
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