Connecting ACO Community - Dawn Norfleet & Clarice Assad

August 30, 2020 @ 5:00PM — 6:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Experience Dawn Norfleet's new work for vocalist Clarice Assad

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There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Gather as a community online and experience the creation of new work!

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on composers and performers, American Composers Orchestra announces Connecting ACO Community, a new initiative to commission short works for solo instrument or voice. Each composer will receive $500 to write the work, and each performer will receive $500 to perform the work, with the rights to stream for six months. With this project, ACO aims to support artists who need financial assistance; to create new work that will live beyond this crisis; and provide virtual, interactive performances to ACO’s supporters and the general public.

This event will include the world premiere of Dawn Norfleet's new work for vocalist Clarice Assad and an exclusive Q&A with the composer and performer, hosted by Ed Yim and Derek Bermel.

Ticketholders will receive a private link to join the performance, and all of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go solely to fund artists involved in this project. If the $5 entrance fee poses a barrier to participation, please fill out an anonymous form at or email Aiden Feltkamp at

The recorded session will be available within 24 hours after the performance on ACO’s website and social media platforms, as well as on MUSIC on the REBOUND: an online festival for participating in live events as well as a platform for streaming concerts.

Learn more about the artists on their websites:

Dawn Norfleet:

Clarice Assad:

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