American Composers Orchestra Concert History

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is an American orchestra, founded in 1975 by Francis Thorne and Dennis Russell Davies, and gave its debut performance in 1977. ACO is based in New York City and is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. ACO is extending its mission, making the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose.

Date Concert Venue Location
Mar 12, 2024
America in Weimar: On the Margins
Rei Hotoda / Chrystal E. Williams / Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate / Felipe Hostins / Tonia Ko / Alexandra Cuesta / American Composers Orchestra / Michael Roth / Robin Bushman / Josh Henderson / Edward W. Hardy / Liuh-wen Ting / Eugene Moye / Mary Javian Show all bands
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Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, New York, United States
Nov 09, 2023
The Quest: Epic Journeys
American Composers Orchestra / Vimbayi Kaziboni / Sidney Outlaw / Clara Kim / Sander Strenger / Deborah Wong / Edward W. Hardy / Liuh-wen Ting
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Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, New York, United States
Jul 05, 2023
Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Tamar-Kali / American Composers Orchestra / Glenn Alexander II / Mazz Swift / Fung Chern Hwei / Edward W. Hardy / The Resistance Revival Chorus / Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers / Toshi Reagon / Taiwan Norris / Portia / Darren K. Stokes / Samuel Getachew / Latasha N. Nevada Diggs / Martha Redbone / Aaron Whitby / Liza Jessie Peterson / Allison Loggins-Hull Show all bands
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Damrosch Park Bandshell, Lincoln Center New York, New York, United States
Jun 01, 2023 –
Jun 02, 2023
EarShot Readings: 2023 ACO’s Public Readings
American Composers Orchestra / Tito Muñoz / Christina Bouey / Edward W. Hardy / Hannah Lynn Cohen / Kevin Newton / Chris Oldfather / Brandon Patrick George
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Tishman Auditorium New York, New York, United States
Mar 16, 2023
Modern Yesterdays
American Composers Orchestra / Daniela Candillari / Kaki King / Ilmar Gavilán / D. Paul Woodiel / Diane Bruce / Daniel Constant / Edward W. Hardy / Robin Bushman / Chern Hwei Fung / Dorothy Strahl / Keats Diffenbach / Chala Yancy / Laura Oatts / Liuh-wen Ting / Sandra Robbins / Trevor New / Juliet Haffner / Eugene Moye / Lanny Paykin / Roberta Cooper / Greg Chudzik / Richard Sosinsky / Brandon Patrick George / Diva Goodfriend Koven / steve taylor / Stacey Shames / Kevin Newton / Karl Kramer / Wayne Dumaine / Tim Leopold / Mike Seltzer / John Rojak / Ray Stewart / Jonathan Haas / Pablo Rieppi / Charles Descarfino / Chris Oldfather / Melanie Feld / David Sapadin / Josh Rubin / Monica Ellis / Harry Searing Show all bands
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Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, New York, United States
Oct 20, 2022
The Natural Order
American Composers Orchestra / Mei-ann Chen / Jeffrey Zeigler / Attacca Quartet / Sandbox Percussion / Yvette Janine Jackson / Edward W. Hardy
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Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, New York, United States
Jun 16, 2022 –
Jun 17, 2022
EarShot Readings: 2022 ACO’s Public Readings
American Composers Orchestra / George Manahan / Karen Kim / Meghan Todt William / Edward W. Hardy / Hannah Lynn Cohen / Kevin Newton / Brandon Patrick George / Chris Oldfather
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The DiMenna Center New York, New York, United States
May 07, 2022
The Gathering: A Collective Sonic Ring Shout
American Composers Orchestra / National Black Theatre / Harlem Chamber Players / Chelsea Tipton II / Kelly Hall-Tompkins / Curtis Stewart / Edward W. Hardy / Jonathan McCrory / Gregory Hopkins / Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir / Broadway Inspirational Voices / Convent Avenue Baptist Church Choir / Sing Harlem Choir / Mahogany L. Browne / Abby Dobson Show all bands
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Apollo Theater New York, New York, United States
Mar 25, 2022
American Composers Orchestra / Marin Alsop / Jennifer Koh Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, New York, United States
Nov 13, 2019
American Composers Orchestra Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, New York, United States

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Mark Adamo, 'Last Year: Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra'


The Natural Order
Oct 20, 2022
 New York, New York, United States
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Sidney Outlaw, Vimbayi Kaziboni, and the American Composers Orchestra (2023), tags: Sidney Outlaw, American Composers Orchestra, Vimbayi Kaziboni, New York, New York, United States, Stage Design, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall - The Quest: Epic Journeys on Nov 9, 2023 [485-small]

Sidney Outlaw, Vimbayi Kaziboni, and the American Composers Orchestra (2023)


The Quest: Epic Journeys
Nov 9, 2023
 New York, New York, United States
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Vimbayi Kaziboni and the American Composers Orchestra (2023), tags: American Composers Orchestra, Vimbayi Kaziboni, Clara Kim, Sander Strenger, Deborah Wong, Edward W. Hardy, Liuh-wen Ting, New York, New York, United States, Stage Design, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall - The Quest: Epic Journeys on Nov 9, 2023 [486-small]

Vimbayi Kaziboni and the American Composers Orchestra (2023)


The Quest: Epic Journeys
Nov 9, 2023
 New York, New York, United States
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The American Composers Orchestra at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music (2023), tags: American Composers Orchestra, Clara Kim, Vimbayi Kaziboni, Sidney Outlaw, Sander Strenger, Deborah Wong, Edward W. Hardy, Liuh-wen Ting, New York, New York, United States - The Quest: Epic Journeys on Nov 9, 2023 [487-small]

The American Composers Orchestra at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music (2023)


The Quest: Epic Journeys
Nov 9, 2023
 New York, New York, United States
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University of Northern Colorado News, Edward W. Hardy (2022), tags: Edward W. Hardy, American Composers Orchestra, Jeffrey Zeigler, Sandbox Percussion, Attacca Quartet, New York, New York, United States, Advertisement, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall - The Natural Order on Oct 20, 2022 [039-small]

University of Northern Colorado News, Edward W. Hardy (2022)


The Natural Order
Oct 20, 2022
 New York, New York, United States
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Rei Hotoda, Alexandra Cuesta, Tonia Ko, and the American Composers Orchestra (2024), tags: Rei Hotoda, Tonia Ko, Alexandra Cuesta, American Composers Orchestra, Robin Bushman, Josh Henderson, Edward W. Hardy, New York, New York, United States, Stage Design, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall - America in Weimar: On the Margins on Mar 12, 2024 [008-small]

Rei Hotoda, Alexandra Cuesta, Tonia Ko, and the American Composers Orchestra (2024)


America in Weimar: On the Margins
Mar 12, 2024
 New York, New York, United States
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Rei Hotoda, Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate, and the American Composers Orchestra (2024), tags: Michael Roth, Robin Bushman, Edward W. Hardy, Liuh-wen Ting, Eugene Moye, Mary Javian, Josh Henderson, Rei Hotoda, Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate, American Composers Orchestra, New York, New York, United States, Stage Design, Crowd, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall - America in Weimar: On the Margins on Mar 12, 2024 [012-small]

Rei Hotoda, Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate, and the American Composers Orchestra (2024)


America in Weimar: On the Margins
Mar 12, 2024
 New York, New York, United States
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Rei Hotoda, Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate, and the American Composers Orchestra_2 (2024), tags: American Composers Orchestra, Josh Henderson, Mary Javian, Michael Roth, Robin Bushman, Edward W. Hardy, Liuh-wen Ting, Rei Hotoda, Eugene Moye, Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate, New York, New York, United States, Stage Design, Crowd, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall - America in Weimar: On the Margins on Mar 12, 2024 [013-small]

Rei Hotoda, Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate, and the American Composers Orchestra_2 (2024)


America in Weimar: On the Margins
Mar 12, 2024
 New York, New York, United States
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The American Composers Orchestra at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music (March 2024), tags: Rei Hotoda, Mary Javian, American Composers Orchestra, Eugene Moye, Josh Henderson, Liuh-wen Ting, Edward W. Hardy, Robin Bushman, Michael Roth, New York, New York, United States, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall - America in Weimar: On the Margins on Mar 12, 2024 [016-small]

The American Composers Orchestra at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music (March 2024)


America in Weimar: On the Margins
Mar 12, 2024
 New York, New York, United States
  Uploaded by Edward W. Hardy Publishing

(L-R) The American Composers Orchestra - Edward W. Hardy, Chrystal E. Williams, Felipe Hostins, and Rei Hotoda, 2024., tags: Rei Hotoda, Chrystal E. Williams, Felipe Hostins, Edward W. Hardy, Liuh-wen Ting, American Composers Orchestra, New York, New York, United States, Stage Design, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall - America in Weimar: On the Margins on Mar 12, 2024 [456-small]

(L-R) The American Composers Orchestra - Edward W. Hardy, Chrystal E. Williams, Felipe Hostins, and Rei Hotoda, 2024.


America in Weimar: On the Margins
Mar 12, 2024
 New York, New York, United States
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How many concerts has American Composers Orchestra had?

American Composers Orchestra has had 17 concerts.

What genre is American Composers Orchestra?

American Composers Orchestra is most often considered to be United States, Experimental, Classical, Orchestra, and American Orchestra.

When was the last American Composers Orchestra concert?

The last American Composers Orchestra concert was on March 12, 2024 at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States. The bands that performed were: Rei Hotoda / Chrystal E. Williams / Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate / Felipe Hostins / Tonia Ko / Alexandra Cuesta / American Composers Orchestra / Michael Roth / Robin Bushman / Josh Henderson / Edward W. Hardy / Liuh-wen Ting / Eugene Moye / Mary Javian.

What setlist does American Composers Orchestra play live?

The songs that American Composers Orchestra performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the March 16, 2023 concert at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States:

  1. Fate Now Conquers
  2. Floodplain
  3. Materia Prima
  4. Modern Yesterdays

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