Reimagining the Future of Music - Through the Sounds of Our Continent
The Americas Chamber Orchestra (The ACO) is a professional chamber orchestra based at the Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music.
We are a performing arts ensemble which activates artistry and promotes cultural awareness among our musicians and the communities which we serve, through innovative musical projects. As musicians of the 21st century, we seek to reimagine the ways in which classical music and other musical genres are performed in public and through virtual formats. Official Website: https://www.acochamberorchestra.com/
At the end of 2019, a group of ten musicians, students at Indiana University Bloomington, came together to imagine a new and innovative musical ensemble. We sought to create a group which could perform classical and contemporary music, while demonstrating the complex cultures of Latin America and the Americas as a whole. Shortly thereafter, The Americas Chamber Orchestra (The ACO) was born.
Following a radio interview @ WFIU Bloomington, we staged our first concert on February 23rd, 2020, in Recital Hall at Indiana University. https://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/americas-chamber-orchestra.php?fbclid=IwAR39Ef5EgQYyBLRQ6ug2xIixnyxBw4jzGjgWMIhhj5GkdnnxAvkHLtHilWw
Looking ahead to the future, we plan to record the musical scores for six short independent films in the spring of 2021, and we are preparing to perform again in public when the pandemic is finally behind us. Our concerts range from Symphonic music, to Traditional Colombian Cumbia, and small chamber ensemble presentations.
If you are interested in supporting the work that we do, this GoFundMe page was created in support of The Americas Chamber Orchestra, our musicians, and to enable our upcoming musical projects.
We greatly appreciate any level of support you may be able to offer!
With Warm Regards,
The Co-founders of The ACO
Diego Barbosa-Vásquez (Music Director), Aron Frank (CEO), Daniel Cueto (Composer-in-Residence)
Video: Daniel Cueto's "Lambras" - Performed by The Americas Chamber Orchestra
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