"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

June 21, 2018
World Premiere of YOUR KISS for soprano and piano, text by E. E. Cummings, premiered by Claire Booth, Soprano and Andrew Matthews-Owen, Piano, St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P

June 30, 2018
Chicago Premiere of the TWO THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PIANO performed by Daniel Pesca at the PianoForte Foundation

AUGUST 10, 2018
World Premiere of DAWN BIRDS for solo piccolo premiered by the winner of The National Flute Association’s 2018 Piccolo Artist Competition. The competition takes place at the annual convention of The National Flute Association in Orlando, Florida.

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

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.

AUTUMN, 2019
World Premiere of NEW OPERA 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

June 17, 2018
QI for 4 percussionists playing two marimbas performed by Third Coast Percussion at Constellation, Chicago, IL.

June 17, 2018
JEU D'ESPRIT performed by the Fifth House Ensemble on their Fresh Inc Festival

June 21, 2018
World Premiere of YOUR KISS for soprano and piano, text by E. E. Cummings, premiered by Claire Booth, Soprano and Andrew Matthews-Owen, Piano, St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P

June 21, 2018
SCAT for ensemble, and CAPRICCI for flute and Clarinet and Various works performed by Picosa at Concept Labs (12:00PM) and DePaul (2:30PM) for Make Music Chicago.

June 30, 2018
World Premiere of the chamber orchestra version of PLEA FOR PEACE for flute, oboe, trumpet and string orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, conducting the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra in Greensboro, NC.

June 30, 2018
Chicago Premiere of the TWO THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PIANO performed by Daniel Pesca at the PianoForte Foundation

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.