The American Chamber Orchestra is a 65-member ensemble based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. We perform high baroque, classical, and early romantic repertory, and selected modern works, regularly including young professional musicians in our programs as featured soloists.
Founded in 2003 by Music Director Christopher James Hisey and a group of dedicated amateur musicians, we have presented more than 45 very successful concerts in Fairfield, Norwalk, and Bridgeport. It is supported by ticket sales and donations from individuals and corporations.
We perform three concerts a year. Our Concerto Competition is held early each calendar year where up to 3 young musicians are selected to perform their winning pieces at the orchestra's Season Finale concert.