History

Now in its 27th season, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra (ACO) has developed a reputation as a world–class performing arts organization dedicated to presenting performances of both orchestral and chamber music in the rapidly growing urban communities on Florida’s eastern seaboard north of Miami. Currently performing 16 Masterworks performances in Four Concert Series January – April in Vero Beach, Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. While its core repertory is based in the late 18th and early 19th century, the orchestra has developed an active commitment to the rediscovery of much unjustly neglected music from the Romantic era, written for an orchestra of classical proportions alongside championing the best and most accessible of contemporary music with a special emphasis on the younger generation of American composers.

The ACO is composed of members drawn from South Florida’s principal musical organizations.  The orchestra’s artistic vision, high caliber of playing and variety of works performed have resulted in such acclaim by the press as, “What a remarkable group the Atlantic Classical Orchestra has become…. an ambitious and poised group that could claim an honored place in even the most culturally rich communities”.-Palm Beach Post.

After a meticulous review of over 130 applicants four finalists were selected to conduct the orchestra during the 2016 season. At the conclusion of this season David Amado has been named Music Director of the ACO and will be conductor all the performance in the 2017 season.

For more information please visit the Orchestra’s website at www.ACO-music.org