American Modern Ensemble
American Modern Ensemble has quickly become a major force in the American new music scene, having performed works by over forty living composers with a world-class ensemble made up of the finest performers in North America.
AME is based in New York City and was formed in 2005 with the goal of premiering, performing, recording and commissioning the widest possible repertoire written by American composers. The focus is to celebrate and showcase American music, especially works written by living composers. Each season, we choose one American composer to feature on a program devoted to his or her music.
AME is also dedicated to education and outreach programs that expose communities to American music. Core Instrumentation Sinfonietta: flute (doubling alto flute and piccolo), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet and E-flat clarinet), oboe (doubling English horn), bassoon (doubling contra bassoon), horn, trumpet (C trumpet, B-flat trumpet and piccolo trumpets in E-flat and D), trombone, percussion, piano (doubling synthesizer), two violins, viola, violoncello, bass, conductor.