Orchestra Underground

Annenberg Center Live


The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts produced a series of programs of contemporary American music performed by the American Composers Orchestra (ACO). During its residency at the Annenberg Center, ACO presented two concerts by its groundbreaking Orchestra Underground with guest musicians and artists, as well as a "New Music Reading" of emerging Philadelphia composers. A series of master classes and lectures brought a number of guest artists and visiting composers to Philadelphia, including Fred Ho, Clint Needham, Greg Spears, Kamran Ince, Keeril Makan, David Schiff, Fang Man, Margaret Brouwer, Kati Agócs, and Rand Steiger.