Milica Paranosic Commissioned for ACO/LVMH Piece Plays Carnegie Hall, Today
Now entering its 36th year, American Composers Orchestra is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. ACO makes the creation of opportunities for American composers its central purpose. It serves as an incubator of ideas and talent; as a catalyst for growth among orchestras; and as an advocate for American composers and their music. ACO has performed music by more than 750 American composers, including 250 world premieres and commissioned works. Through its concerts at Carnegie Hall and other venues, recordings, broadcasts, educational programs, New Music Readings and commissions, ACO identifies today's brightest emerging composers, champions established composers and increases awareness of the variety of American orchestral music. Among the honors ACO has received are awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and BMI recognizing the orchestra's outstanding contribution to American music. ASCAP has awarded its annual prize for adventurous programming to ACO 34 times, singling it out as "the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States." ACO received the inaugural MetLife Award for Excellence in Community Engagement, and a proclamation from the New York City Council. ACO recordings are available on ARGO, CRI, ECM, Point, Phoenix USA, MusicMasters, Nonesuch, Tzadik, and New World Records, and live concert recordings are available at iTunes, Amazon.com and InstantEncore.com.
Photo Credit: Gorazd Poposki