The National Contemporary Orchestra is HERE!

On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, the National Contemporary Orchestra was officially unveiled via a video message from NCO Executive & Music Director Andrew Lyon.  Posted across a variety of social media platforms, Andrew Lyon introduced the orchestra, its mission, and its tour-based business model – unique to the world of symphony orchestras in the U.S.  The video can be seen on the NCO’s YouTube channel at, while the official press release can be found below. 

The NCO thanks everyone involved with the planning, preparations, and launch, and looks forward to seeing contemporary music audiences all over the country in the coming years!

Click here to view the official press release