ACA Concert Series

"...a lively, dogma-free celebration of mostly recent work by composers old and young." 

             - Allan Kozinn, The New York Times (2010)

Recent performances presented by ACA can be seen on our YOU TUBE VIDEO CHANNEL.


Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, 7:30pm  Founders Series, 2 Music of John Becker, Robert Ceely, Dane Rudhyar, Eleanor Cory, Scott L. Miller, Beth Wiemann, and Lionel Nowak. Symphony Space Thalia, New York City.

Friday, May 12, 2017, 8pm    ACA 80th Anniversary Celebration continues with  ensemble Cantata Profana - DiMenna Center, Cary Hall, New York City

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:30pm  ACA 80th Anniversary Celebration with counter)induction - Symphony Space Thalia, New York City




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Past Events:

October 2, 2016  ACA Performance Funds - Ensemble Mise-En - Music of Ramon Zupko, John Gibson, and Robert Carl.

Wed., Sept. 21, 2016 80th Birthday Concert of Elliott Schwartz, Symphony Space Thalia, New York City.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  Iktus Percussion, The Firehouse New Music Series - Music of Alice Shields, Robert Carl, and more, at the Firehouse Space, Brooklyn.

Thursday, May 26, 2016  Founders Series, 1 Giant Half Steps - Music of Hall Overton, Miriam Gideon, Mark Zuckerman and more, at Spectrum-NYC.

May 2, 2016 ACA Performance Funds - Ensemble Loadbang - Music of Gary Philo and Beth Wiemann

Sunday, April 24, 2016  Brian Fennelly - Memorial Retrospective

Wednesday, March 30, 2016  Remembering John Eaton - Memorial Concert

October 23, 2015 NY Composers Circle Features Music of John Eaton, composer's 80th birthday celebration, Symphony Space.

June 9, 2015  CD Release Concert & Party for YAEL MANOR "Elixir" Music for Solo Piano; at The Concert Space at Beethoven Pianos, NYC, 7:30pm

May 29, 2015  TAK ensemble performing works from the ACA catalog, at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 8pm

May 13,18,20, 2015  ACA Performance Funds:  Aaron Larget-Caplan performs music with guitar by Thomas L. Read at Russian-American Festival.

May 5, 2015 - Gheorghe Costinescu - 80th-Birthday Concert Retrospective, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, with Stephen Gosling, Lucy Shelton, and more.

March 14, 2015  New Mexico composers - Richard Cameron-Wolfe and friends, at DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City, March 14, 2015.

December 6, 2014  ACA concert and holiday party - solo piano music of Lionel Nowak and other ACA composers, with pianists Marc Peloquin, Yael Manor, and Christopher Oldfather. December 6th, 2014 7:30pm at Tenri Gallery in New York City.

Nov. 16, 2014  ACME (Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble), directed by Simone Mancuso - November 16, 2014, 2pm at Katzin Concert Hall in Tempe, AZ. Music from the American Composers Alliance.

Feb. 14, 2014  Solo Works in Two Sets - Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at Tenri Institute in New York City.

June 4, 2013  CHAMBER OPERAS by Reinaldo Moya, Matthew Welch, and Mark Thome, Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

April 14, 2013   WOMEN COMPOSERS OF ACA  - Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Feb. 18-19, 2013   ACA AT COMPOSERS NOW! FESTIVAL - February 18 and 19, 2013


ACA JUNE FESTIVAL 2011 - June 13, 15, 16, 17, 2011 Symphony Space;                                                     

ACA JUNE FESTIVAL 2010  - June 15-19, 2010 Symphony Space;  Souvenir Program Booklet Thalia concerts - PDF for download

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's 70th ANNIVERSARY

ACA Festival 2006 program listings from the 2006 festival.

ACA Festival 2005 program listings from the 2005 festival.


The American Composers Alliance—a nonprofit publishing collective for American composers.

Since 2004, ACA has presented new works by more than 150 composers, and more than 50 works by young composers.

ACA Concerts provide a community meeting place for composers and offers young composers the chance to hear their music played by top professionals. ACA remains true to its original and continuing mission, to publish and promote its members and to support performances of their works.

Funding and support has been provided by BMI, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Argosy Foundation's Contemporary Music Fund, the Cary New Music Performance Fund, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Puffin Foundation, and the Fund for Creative Communities of New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support has been provided by many generous individuals and ACA Board members.

Contact:  info [at] composers [dot] com