• What is Music Accord?

    Comprised of top classical music presenting organizations throughout the United States, Music Accord is a consortium that commissions new works in the chamber music, instrumental recital and song genres. The Consortium's goal is to create a significant number of new works and to ensure presentation of these works in venues throughout this country and, if the occasion arises, internationally. Music Accord...

  • A narrative history of Music Accord by Heidi Waleson

  • In its farewell session, the iconic Emerson String Quartet unveils a new work by Sarah Kirkland Snider. Drink the Wild Ayre debuted at Princeton University Concerts on April 27, 2023 before performances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (May 7), Tanglewood Music Center (June 28), John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (October 20), and other venues around the United States.

  • New works by Clarice Asaad and Bryce Dessner for the Takacs String Quartet and bandoneon player Julien LaBro.

  • An epic cycle by Richard Danielpour and Rita Dove in fifteen sections for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble. Opera News raved that these are "songs that America needs to hear."

Works for the current season

Drink the Wild Ayre

Composer: Sarah Kirkland Snider

Instrumentation: string quartet

Duration: 12"


Composer: Bryce Dessner

Instrumentation: string quartet mand bandeneon

Duration: 6"