Performances & Events

Experience imaginative scores, pop-infused operas, orchestral jazz, multimedia oratorios, electronic inventions and more.

We are thrilled to welcome you back with a season of live performances that include eleven premieres of new works by American composers, as well as new and ongoing partnerships with the Apollo , National Black Theatre, Groupmuse Foundation, and Carnegie Hall. As we prepare to gather together again, we have implemented health and safety guidelines for the protection of artists and audiences. All audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization or the Food and Drug Administration and must maintain appropriate face coverings in accordance with current CDC guidelines.

Welcome Back Family and Friends Chamber Concert

September 28, 2021 7:00 pm
DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Compose Yourself Readings: College Division

October 1, 2021 7:00 pm
DiMenna Center , Benzaquen Hall

New Canons

October 23, 2021 2:30 pm
A Hybrid Virtual & In-Person Performance


March 25, 2022 7:30 pm
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Oregon Symphony EarShot Reading

April 18, 2022 12:00 pm
Oregon Symphony

Tucson Symphony EarShot Reading

May 17, 2022 12:00 pm
Tucson Symphony

ACO’s EarShot in New York City

June 2, 2022 12:00 am
To be determined

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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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