Orchestra Moderne NYC is a new, dynamic game-changing ensemble founded by conductor Amy Andersson in 2017 in response to the need for orchestras to connect to the changing world and communities around them. Often burdened and constricted by unimaginative boards and a risk adverse mindset, traditional symphony orchestras have ended up struggling with dwindling audiences and ticket sales.
Ms. Andersson has made it her mission to reach out to hip and young audiences with her original and innovative programming. Undeterred by conventional wisdom, she founded Orchestra Moderne NYC with the aim of premiering unique and ground-breaking productions which are funded by private donors, sponsors and Go Fund me campaigns. Comprised of New York’s top musicians, this ensemble embodies an energetic and adventurous spirit with a vision towards the future. Featuring the best musicians in New York City, this diverse orchestra thrills audiences by performing music from film scores, video games, and concert music that is relevant and connected to the important cultural issues in our world. Ms. Andersson also established Music Resonates, Inc. 501(c)3, in 2017 to support and promote women and minority composers in Orchestra Moderne NYC concerts that celebrate humanity while promoting peace and understanding.
Carnegie Hall October 7th, 2017
The inaugural program, titled The Journey to America: From Repression to Freedom, celebrates the legacy of immigration to America, featured Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America. This beautiful tribute to historic American immigration features seven actors reading stories chosen from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, accompanied by an emotional orchestral score and projected photos from the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Also on the program is Overture to Light by Emmy-winning composer Lolita Ritmanis, the world premiere of Steven Lebetkin’s Violin Concerto with soloist Momo Wong, and the beloved Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland.
Lincoln Center, September 20th, 2019