Now in its fifth year, ACO’s Commission Club invites individuals to follow the creative process from start to finish, from discussing the composer’s first creative spark, through the process of composing, and finally to the premiere. Membership fees support expenses related to composer commission fee, printing, rehearsal, and performance costs. In return, members are invited to exclusive events to interact with the artists. 

This season, the Club will support the new orchestration of Carlos Simon’s work Amen!, to be premiered at the Apollo on May 7, 2022. Two preview events, including a cocktail reception, short musical performances, and Q&A with the composer, will take place in fall 2021 and spring 2022 (more details to be announced in September).

Membership Benefits

Insider's Access

Enjoy insider’s access to the creative process with invitations for two people to two preview events with composer Carlos Simon. Dates to be announced in September 2021.

Tickets to the Apollo

A pair of tickets to the May 7, 2022 New York premiere performance in 2022 at Apollo Theater.*

A Signed Score

A hand-signed score memento.

Attend a Working Rehearsal

Observe the composer interacting with conductor Michael Morgan and ACO musicians with an invitation for two to attend a working rehearsal of the full score, prior to the premiere

$500 - Member
$300 - Young Professional (40 years and younger)
$300 - Sponsor an ACO Student Composer

Our Mission & Vision

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.

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