ACA Concerts

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

             - Allan Kozinn, The New York Times 


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


Past Events:

April 9, 2022   7:00pm
PIANO NIGHT IN NEW YORK  Tenri Cultural Center West 13 Street New York, NY  Featuring: Steven Beck, piano Nathan Buckner, piano David Oei, piano Theo Rockas, piano. An evening of contemporary classical piano, with music of Steven Christopher Sacco

October 19, 2021  Rosalie Calabrese Memorial Concert - featuring the music of Bruce Adolphe, Otto Luening, Michael Dellaira, Larry Thomas Bell, Francis Thorne, Beth Wieman, Joel Feigin, William Mayer, George Boziwick, and Irving Fine.

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 8pm EST online premiere;  The Frahm-Lewis Trio - Ting-Lan Chen, violin, Noah Turner Rogoff, cello, and Nathan Buckner, piano, with baritone Andrew White. Live from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Music of Beth Wiemann, Daniel Perlongo, Burton Beerman, Elizabeth R. Austin, Scott L. Miller, John D. McDonald, Darleen Mitchell, and Mark Zuckerman. Premiere on Facebook and Youtube. 

April to December 2020 - Shelter Music Online. 54 premiere recordings of music by American composers, including unheard works of Peter Westergaard, Jack Briece, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Miriam Gideon, Darleen Mitchell, Noel Farrand, Walter Mourant, Frederick Tillis, and much more. 

April 16, 2021 - Breaking the Bubble - Music from the Shelter Music Online Series at ACA, including new music by Glenn Stallcop, Robert Scott Thompson, Alison Nowak, Allan Blank, and Edward Jacobs.  

Sunday, February 23, 2020  at 4 pm - Contemporary music for organ at Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1085 Fifth Avenue (at 90th Street) in New York City. Featuring organist Brian Schober.

May 2, 2019 - Tenth Intervention - DiMenna Center Benzaquen Hall, 8pm.  Music of Nathan Hall, Beth Wiemann, Daniel Tacke, and Matthew Welch.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - Music of Vally Weigl, H. Leslie Adams, and Dorothy Rudd Moore, at National Opera Center, 7:30pm. Featuring Cheah-Chan Duo, Reut Ben Ze'ev, Margaret Kampmeier, Jose Pietri-Coimbre, Richard Liebowitz, and Halie Morris.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - An Evening with Darryl Taylor at National Opera Center. Darryl Taylor, countertenor Maria Thompson Corley, piano with Jennifer Peterson, harpsichord and Ezra Seltzer, baroque cello. Music of H. Leslie Adams and more. 

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 - 8pm  ACA celebrates vocal music featuring Baritone Jeremy Huw Williams with pianist Paula Fan, National Opera Center, New York City.  Works by Gheorghe Costinescu, Michael Dellaira, Barbara Jazwinski, Darleen Mitchell, Brian Schober, Roger Vogel, and Beth Wiemann. Concert Program here.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 - 4pm  ACA celebrates vocal music from the ACA catalog and archives, artists TBD, National Opera Center, New York City. Works by Edward Jacobs, Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Richard Brooks, Burton Beerman, Elizabeth Austin, Jody Rockmaker, and Karl Kroeger. Concert Program 4pm concert here

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

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

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.

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, presented live concerts of new works by more than 150 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.

Contact:  info [at] composers [dot] com