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"To encourage the inclusion of American works in the programs of performers and performing organizations.”
-- "Aims of the Alliance," from ACA Bulletin, Vol 1, No. 1, April 1938


Pianist Nadia Shpachenko performs music by Tom Flaherty at Bargemusic, June 12 @ 8 pm

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8:00pm


Date and Time: Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 8 pm

Location: Bargemusic, Brooklyn (located at the Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge)

Tickets: $35 General Admission/$30 Seniors/$15 Students; tickets may be purchased at this link


Bargemusic’s Here and Now Series


Music for a New B’ak’tun for solo piano (with toy piano and electronics)


James Matheson Cretic Variations (2013) (NY Premiere)

Adam Schoenberg Picture Etudes (2013) (NY Premiere)

Tom Flaherty Part Suite-a (2013) (NY Premiere)

Airdancing (2013) (NY Premiere)

Peter Yates Finger Songs (2013) (NY Premiere)

Ross Bauer new work "Agnus Dei" at UC Davis, May 16

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Ross BauerThe UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, William Cooper, Director, will perform the premiere of Ross Bauer's Agnus Dei at the Episcopal Church of Saint Martin in Davis, California, as well as a new work by Nicaraguan-American composer and guitarist Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro, among others. 

Scheduled program:

Gabriel Bolaños Chamorro: Grottes d’Arcy-sur-Cure

Alex Van Gils and Claudio Monteverdi: Cruda Amarilli

Ross Bauer: Agnus Dei 

William David Cooper: Leonce und Lena 
   a five-minute opera based on a play by Georg Büchner
   Carrie Hennessey (Lena)
   Omari Tau (Leonce)
   Jonathan Spatola-Knoll, conductor

Connecticut Composers Inc. and American Composers Forum co-present music by Elizabeth R. Austin on “National Composer Night Out,” May 14th

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:30pm


Date and Time: May 14th, 2015 @ 7:30PM

Location: The Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern St. West Hartford, CT

Tickets: visit for more information

Music by Raoul Pleskow to be performed on Stefan Wolpe tribute concert, May 11

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:00pm





















The Violin in Stefan’s Life
Date and Time: Monday, May 11 @ 8 pm

Location: Cary Hall, DiMenna Center, 450 W. 37th, NYC

Tickets: $20 General Admission/$10 for Students and Seniors. Pay by cash/check at the door or make reservations by calling (212) 873-3258. For more info contact

Presented by the Stefan Wolpe Society with assistance from the Roger Shapiro Fund

Wolpe: Second Piece for Violin Alone, Tagore Songs from “Gitanjali,” Sonata for Violin and Piano
Martin Brody: (G) Corona, for piano
Morton Feldman: The Viola in My Life 3
Andy Laster: String Trio
Raoul Pleskow: Zwei Albumblätter for saxophone

Aaron Larget-Caplan performs guitar works by Thomas L. Read in Russian-American festival, May 13-20, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 4:00pm


Dates and Times: May 13, 18, and 20, 2015

Locations: Various; visit this link for complete concert listing

Tickets: Contact the Educational Bridge Project for more information



ACA supports the artistry of guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan, who will be performing works by American composers this year at the Annual Russian-American Festival “Days of American Culture in Russia.” The Educational Bridge Project’s biannual Russian-American festival opens on Wednesday, May 13th, and runs through Sunday, May 24th, in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This celebrates the 27th time the Educational Bridge Project brings together Russians and Americans for a series of performances, master-classes, lectures, and other cultural events in both Russia and the United States.


excerpt - Capricci for guitar and string quartet

The New Amsterdam Singers present the NYC premiere of Michael Dellaira’s “Nobody” on May 28, 2015


Date and Time: Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 8 pm

Location: Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street)

Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Discounts for Seniors and Students are available at the door.


Advance tickets may be purchased online at this link.

World Premiere of a new choral work by T.J. Anderson with Robert Pinsky, April 30

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:30pm

ACA composer T.J. Anderson will premiere a new choral piece with lyrics by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky with the choir of the First Parish in Concord.  The premiere is part of The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's (UUSC) 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration to be held at the Westin Hotel Ballroom, 70 Third Avenue, in Waltham, MA.  The gala also features a preview of a new film about UUSC's history and future, paying tribute to several of the individuals rescued by UUSC's founders from Nazi-occupied Europe in 1940.  


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