Staying in rotation for 40 years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past but also an ethic of keeping one's ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene.

Composers Concordance, founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening, strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye, and Seth Boustead.

Composers Concordance has also created a Naxos-distributed record label: Composers Concordance Records, co-directed by Peter Jarvis. Composers Concordance's overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.

Composers Concordance: Charles Neidich, clarinet

Saturday, May 25, 2024 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (EDT)
Kostabi World, New York, NY, United States

$20 in advance, $30 at the door

Composers Concordance: Eclectic Bands

Sunday, June 2, 2024 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (EDT)
Nublu, New York, NY, United States
Gene PritskerPolly Put the Kettle On (world premiere)
Gene PritskerExonym (world premiere)
Gene PritskerMMMM (world premiere)
Dan Cooper — Selected works
Franz Hackl — Selected works
John Clark — Selected works

$22.66 advance

Composers Concordance: Eclectic Bands

Sunday, June 2, 2024 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (EDT)
Online event
Gene PritskerPolly Put the Kettle On (world premiere)
Gene PritskerExonym (world premiere)
Gene PritskerMMMM (world premiere)
Dan Cooper — Selected works
Franz Hackl — Selected works
John Clark — Selected works

Free

Composers Concordance: A Knack for Anachronism

Saturday, June 8, 2024 @ 8:00pm – 9:30pm (EDT)
Saint John's In the Village, New York, NY, United States

$20 in advance, $30 at the door