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The National Contemporary Orchestra Launches October 2023

On October 25, 2023, the announcement was made that the National Contemporary Orchestra (NCO) was officially on the scene.  NCO Executive & Music Director Andrew Lyon broke the news with a video on YouTube (watch below) and introduced the world to its newest musical addition.


Focusing on repertoire composed in the late-20th and early-21st centuries, the NCO brings a new approach to orchestral music in terms of where and how it is presented, particularly with its “tour-based business model”.  The model was chosen to allow the NCO opportunities to share its passion for modern music with more audiences by performing a new program in a new city for every concert cycle.

To further Embrace the “national” title, the NCO is made up of 70 professional musicians borrowed from top orchestras across the United States.

As a truly modern orchestra, the NCO keeps its audience informed through the power of social media.  Fns are able to follow the orchestra on its various online channels, including Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, Spotify, and YouTube under the @NationalContemporaryOrchestra handles, keeping up with the latest NCO updates on concerts, special events, and more.

The full text of the National Contemporary Orchestra’s Official Launch Press Release can be found here.