Please Note: This festival concluded on Sat, Oct 22, 2011.

SONiC (Sounds of a New Century) is a brand new nine-day festival of 21st century music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under, taking place at 11 New York venues from October 14-22. Tickets are sold at each venue’s box office.

The festival is organized by New York City’s American Composers Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance and preservation of music by American composers. Through concerts at Carnegie Hall and other venues, recordings, educational programs, New Music Readings, and commissions, ACO identifies today’s brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music.

To see, read and hear more, see the NYC ARTS preview article on WNET/Thirteen’s MetroFocus.