"The open, collaborative nature of Chicago's new music community is home to an extraordinary crop of ensembles and a vibrant landscape of composers. The scene for new music in Chicago is exceptional and I dedicate myself to supporting and encouraging its sustainability and growth." — Augusta Read Thomas

Selected Events

Upcoming Premieres

May 2021
World Premiere of BEBOP RIDDLE for solo marimba and World Premiere of ENCHANTED INVOCATION for vibraphone and five crotales as part of Miller Theatre’s six-episode MISSION COMMISSION podcast series. Performed by John Corkill and commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

JULY 4, 2021
World Premiere of FUSION for solo piano commissioned and premiered by pianist Min Kwon as part of the America/Beautiful project.

AUGUST 4 & 6, 2021
World Premiere of FILIGREE OF THE SUN for string quartet commissioned by The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Marc Neikrug, Artistic Director and premiered by FLUX Quartet

DATE TBD, 2021
World Premiere of SUN DANCE for orchestra commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony, conducted by Music Director Krzysztof Urbanski.

DATE TBD, 2021
World Premiere of BEADS OF SUNLIGHT for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, and Cello commissioned by Music Teachers' Association of California; performed by students at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California.

DATE TBD, 2021
World Premiere of STAR BOX for percussion quartet, Commissioned by Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra for a world premiere by Sandbox Percussion. In Memoriam Jacob Druckman.

 

Upcoming Events

May 8, 2021
Guest Artist: 2021 Virtual Conference of the International Conductors Guild for which the theme is “Innovation in Action" and the session is called INSIDE THE COMPOSER’S STUDIO with interlocutor, Robert Whalen.

May 27, 2021
BEBOP RIDDLE for solo marimba and ENCHANTED INVOCATION for vibraphone and five crotales performed by John Corkill and presented by University of Chicago Presents in a streamed concert.

JULY 4, 2021
World Premiere of FUSION for solo piano commissioned and premiered by pianist Min Kwon as part of the America/Beautiful project.

JULY 6, 2021
SONG WITHOUT WORDS for oboe and piano performed by oboist Alex Klein and pianist Lillia Woolschlager, presented by the International Music Foundation, and broadcast live on WFMT Radio. St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron, Chicago in a live, socially distanced concert.