The composers of SOS met as participants during the inaugural season of American Opera Projects’ “Composers and the Voice” series, with meetings held on South Oxford Street in Brooklyn. Though their musical styles varied greatly from one composer to the next, the members shared a common appreciation for one another’s work, and established themselves as an independent entity with the mission of presenting concerts of new music. To date, they have presented concerts in 2004 at Symphony Space's Thalia Theatre, in 2005 at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, in October 2006 at the Broadway Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, and in Sombor, Zrenjanin, and Novi Sad, Serbia, all in 2007. Upcoming projects include collaborations with the Momenta String Quartet and a repeat of the week-long workshop, Summer in Sombor. While the group originally contained six members, recently original member Arthur Rosen withdrew from the day to day workings of the collective. There are currently five active members of the group.

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