New York City-based Avian Music and the Avian Orchestra are a contemporary music organizations dedicated to promoting and presenting the music of living American composers.
Our mission is to perform the music of emerging American composers in an ongoing series of thematic concerts and recordings that engage, build, and broaden the links between composers, audiences, performers.
Past concerts have focused on such themes as birds and music; sports-inspired music performed in a 19th century gymnasium, a Valentine’s Day concert of songs of love, lust, sex, and jealousy, which featured the burlesque performer Miss Dirty Martini, and an election season revue of music about politics. Their performances have been popular and critical successes, described in the New York Times as “played beautifully and sensitively.” Their “Play Ball!!!” concert was a featured web-cast on the NewMusicBox website.
The Avian Orchestra is currently on performing hiatus.