American Composers Orchestra

Formed 1977
American Composers Orchestra
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American Composers Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is an American orchestra administratively based in New York City, specialising in contemporary American music. The ACO gives concerts at various concert venues in New York City, including:

The ACO is solely dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers, the only such orchestra in the world. To date, ACO has performed music by over 500 American composers, including over 100 world premieres and new commissions. In the 1990s, the ACO added new initiatives such as the Underwood New Music Readings, for young composers to hear their works rehearsed and recorded, and the 'Sonidos de las Américas' festival, focused on Latin-American music. Robert Beaser was the ACO's composer-in-residence from 1988 to 1993, then had the title of artistic adviser through January 2001, at which time he took the title of artistic director. Beaser now has the title of artistic director laureate of the ACO. Derek Bermel was the ACO's composer-in-residence from 2006 to 2009, and is now the ACO's artistic director.

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John Cage
Suite for Toy Piano
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Suite for Toy Piano
Philip Glass
'Heroes' Symphony: VI. V2 Schneider
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'Heroes' Symphony: VI. V2 Schneider
Philip Glass
Heroes (from Symphony No. 4 "Heroes")
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Heroes (from Symphony No. 4 "Heroes")
Philip Glass
"Heroes" Symphony VI. V2 Schneider
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"Heroes" Symphony VI. V2 Schneider
Philip Glass
"Heroes" Symphony, 1st movement: Heroes
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"Heroes" Symphony, 1st movement: Heroes
Colin McPhee
Tabuh-Tabuhan
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Tabuh-Tabuhan
John Cage
Spring (The Seasons, Op 67)
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Spring (The Seasons, Op 67)
American Composers Orchestra
Sense of Doubt (Symphony No. 4 "Heroes" by Philip Glass)
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Sense of Doubt (Symphony No. 4 "Heroes" by Philip Glass)
Philip Glass
Heroes Symphony
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Heroes Symphony
American Composers Orchestra
Glass: Abdul Majid
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Glass: Abdul Majid
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