The Avian Orchestra is on indefinite hiatus. Thanks for your past support.
Our recordings continue to be available via this site and Bandcamp.
The New York City-based Avian Orchestra was a contemporary music organization dedicated to promoting and presenting the music of living American composers. It was active from 2002 to 2014, but is currently on indefinite hiatus.
The mission was to perform the music of emerging American composers in an ongoing series of thematic concerts and recordings that engaged, built, and broadened the links between composers, audiences, performers.
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.