"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

MARCH 16, 2021
World Premiere of NEW WORK for solo piano commissioned by The Royal Academy of Music, premiered by Harry Rylance piano on a livestreamed concert featuring TRIO MAZZOLINI, in London, U.K.

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

FEBRUARY 27, 2021
SILENT MOON for violin and viola performance by Emily Nash and Bruno Silva as part of The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to the unique sound of American music with their Signature Series III concert inspired by the Figge Art Museum’s exhibition For America. This intimate performance will be available for a limited socially distanced audience at the Figge as well as via digital access/live streaming.

MARCH 1, 2021
SELENE for percussion quartet and string orchestra performed by Third Coast Percussion with members of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, Indiana in a livestreamed concert.

MARCH 4, 2021
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for chamber string orchestra performed live by Eugene Symphony Conducted by Francesco Lecce-Chong performing live in the The Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Socially distanced recording starts streaming on this date.

MARCH 5, 2021
AVIAN CAPRICIO for brass quintet performed by Axiom Brass as presented by University of Chicago Presents, Chicago in a streamed concert.

MARCH 5 & 6, 2021
THE AUDITIONS a ballet performed by Martha Graham Dance Company, Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Troy Schumacher Choreographer, and the Santa Fe Symphony presented by Santa Fe Ballet in the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Program to include Copland's Appalachian Spring.