We take orchestral rock song-writing where it's been a long time coming. Praised by Anoushka Shankar for our “gorgeous” strings and “wonderful” lyrics (BBC), Burning City Orchestra celebrates traditional chamber music-style intimacy, while incorporating powerful rock, jazz, and punk influences. BCO is run by composer & singer/songwriter Noam Faingold whose “lyrical” (New York Times) music has been called “A tour de force of Jazz melded with classical,” (Downbeat Magazine), and an “outside-the-box perspective” (Dennis Cook).


BCO is comprised of renowned contemporary musicians including members of The Royal Ballet Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, The American Symphony Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, and the Bang on a Can festival. Members of BCO can be seen performing at venues ranging from The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, to Le Poisson Rouge NYC and The Stone. Our collaborators are among the most accomplished artists and ensembles in NYC and London's contemporary music scenes.


Burning City Orchestra has given critically acclaimed performances to audiences throughout the US and the UK. We can be seen yearly at the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts at Theater for the New City. Most recently, our sold-out performance at London's i = u festival, the UK’s only festival celebrating music improvisation in collaboration with other art forms, received international attention from Sound and Music, Strad, and Time Out.

our album

We’re honored to share our self-titled debut album, featuring guest collaborations with highly distinguished contemporary music performers including Timo Andres and Reed Mathis. Inspired by traditional and experimental classical, rock, and Jazz, the album reflects a deep commitment to diversifying the art of song-writing.