The Composers Concordance seeks to increase public awareness of contemporary music by supporting composers of every stripe. The organization solicits scores, primarily American, from composers by way of a national search effort. It performs those works at its annual concert series in various chamber settings. Founded in 1983 by Patrick Hardish and Joseph Pehrson, the Composers Concordance has presented over 400 new works at minimal admission prices.
Composers are often on hand afterward to meet with audience members. The organization augments its concert activities with an educational outreach program and its publication, New Music Connoisseur. Concerts are currently performed at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church and NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre. Programs are often broadcast in New York on WKCR (89.9 FM) and WNYC (93.9 FM).