"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

FEBRUARY 7, 2019
World Premiere of the soprano saxophone version of DANCING HELIX RITUALS performed by Erik Rohde, violin, Paul Bro soprano saxophone, Martha Krasnican, piano in Boyce Recital Hall, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.

FEBRUARY 24, 2019
U.K. Premiere of CHI for string quartet performed by the Ligeti Quartet at the London Festival of American Music.

May 19, 2019
World Premiere of NEW WORK for ensemble premiered by the Nova Ensemble, Thierry Fischer, conducting. Co-commissioned by the Nova Chamber Music Series with thanks to Artistic Director Jason Hardink and by Sounds of Science Commissioning Club with thanks to President Glenn D. Prestwich.

October 25, 2019
World Premiere of SWEET POTATO KICKS THE SUN by Santa Fe Opera. The opera is commissioned by a consortium of opera companies, led by Santa Fe Opera in association with San Francisco opera, that includes: • Lyric Opera Of Kansas City • Minnesota Opera • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis •San Francisco Opera • Santa Fe Opera • Sarasota Opera • Seattle Opera. This project is made possible by generous funding from the Melville Hankins Family Foundation and The Andrew Mellon Foundation.


Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 15, 2018
ACROBATS for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano performed by Temple University New Music Ensemble, Jan Krzywicki, Director and Conductor, Temple University, Rock Hall, in Philadelphia, PA

OCTOBER 18, 2018 (7:30 PM)
PLEA FOR PEACE for voice and string orchestra, Katherine Skovira, soprano; and PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for chamber orchestra performed as part of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Stokowski Festival: SoundLAB Concert at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Robert Whalen, Conducting.

October 20, 2018 (2 PM)
Lecture presentation as part of the University of Chicago’s Humanities Day. An Opera in the Making: What exactly goes into composing an opera? From the initial concept to opening night, what does it takes to bring an opera to the stage? This talk discusses the processes of the writer, the composer and the performing artists in their mission to create a contemporary work in an age-old genre.

OCTOBER 26, 2018
LOVE TWITTERS for piano performed by Bennett Lerner at the Greenwich House Music School in New York City.

OCTOBER 27, 2018
BRIO for orchestra performed by the Curtis Orchestra at Immaculata University in Philadelphia.

OCTOBER 27, 2018
PULSAR for solo violin performed by Crossing 32nd Street Ensemble, in the Nelson Fine Arts Plaza, adjacent to Arizona State University School of Music

OCTOBER 28, 2018
BRIO for orchestra performed by the Curtis Orchestra at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia.