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"...a lively, dogma-free celebration of mostly recent work by composers old and young."
- Allan Kozinn, The New York Times (2010)
Current and upcoming
New Operas - scenes and songs by Reinaldo Moya, Matthew Welch, and Mark Thome, Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Concert of works by women composers of ACA - Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Past concert events:
ACA AT COMPOSERS NOW! FESTIVAL - February 18 and 19, 2013
ACA 75TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT - June 23, 2012
ACA JUNE FESTIVAL 2011 - June 13, 15, 16, 17, 2011 Symphony Space;
ACA FESTIVAL 2009 June 17-20, 2009 Symphony Space
Complete listings, photos, bios, programs links
ACA FESTIVAL 2008 page. With complete program listing, composers,
and performers. June 4-7 at Thalia, Symphony Space!
ACA Festival 2007 -- program list from the 2007 festival.
ACA Festival 2006 program listings from the 2006 festival.
ACA Festival 2005 program listings from the 2005 festival.
Funding courtesy of the Argosy Foundation. *Additional funding courtesy of BMI, Amphion Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music; and the Cary New Music Performance Fund of Meet the Composer. Young composers initiative funding courtesy of the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Puffin Foundation, and many individual donors.
Summer Concert Series
The American Composers Alliance Summer Music Festival began in 2000, as a showcase to introduce new works by ACA composers. With support from Symphony Space, the concert series has evolved into a collaboration between composers and performers that goes beyond ACA, and features top-level performances. Since 2004, ACA has presented new works by more than 100 composers, and more than 35 works by young composers, with support from the Alice M. Ditson Fund, the Argosy Foundation's Contemporary Music Fund, the Puffin Foundation, BMI, and many generous individuals.
In 2007, ACA celebrated its 70th Anniversary with a festival of six concerts, including the premiere of John Eaton's opera, Pumped Fiction. ACA’s concerts offer audiences the rare opportunity to hear and appreciate the music of excellent composers from around the U.S., played by New York's top contemporary music performers. The festival also offers younger, emerging composers an opportunity to hear their music performed by professional players at one of New York's finest new music venues.
And finally, ACA, with its long and rich history, is committed to performing works by its founders and important early members, giving both an important historical perspective and link between the early decades with the music of today.
The ACA Festival provides a community meeting place for its members from around the country. ACA remains true to its original and continuing mission, to publish and promote its members and to support performances of their works.