"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

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
UK Premiere of BRIO for orchestra BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard

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 6, 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

September, 2018
VIOLIN CONCERTO #4 Janet Sung soloist, William Boughton conducting, in Jyvaskyla, Finland.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
UK Premiere of BRIO for orchestra BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard in Glasgow, Scotland

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
BRIO for orchestra BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard in Edinburgh, Scotland.

SEPTEMBER 24 2018
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE performed by the Bro-Fowler Duo -- Kurt Fowler, cello, Paul Bro, alto saxophone -- in Boyce Recital Hall, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.

OCTOBER 5, 2018
Portrait Concert at the Venice Biennale IN MY SKY AT TWILIGHT for solo soprano and chamber orchestra and SILVER CHANTS THE LITANIES for solo horn and chamber orchestra will be performed by the Orchestra Haydn Di Bolzano, Giulia Bolcato solo soprano, Roberto Miele solo horn, Tito Ceccherini conductor, in Venice, Italy at the Teatro alle Tese in Venice. Ivan Fedele, Director of Music.