"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

AUGUST 21, 2022
World Premiere of cello version of DREAM CATCHER In Memoriam Oliver Knussen for solo cello performed by cellist Anssi Karttunen at the Creative Dialogue France Workshop.

OCTOBER 28, 2022
World Premiere of LIGHT FROM THE HEART for S.A.T.B. chorus commissioned by Donald Nally and the Bienen School of music at Northwestern University. The composition will be performed on a Byrd Festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of the composer's death.

JANUARY 15, 2023
UK Premiere of MAGIC GARDENS for string quartet performed by Rolston String Quartet at Wigmore Hall, London, England.

FEBRUARY 17 & 18, 2023
World Premiere of SUN DANCE for orchestra in Memoriam Oliver Knussen commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony, conducted by Christian Reif

MARCH 11, 2023
WORLD PREMIERE of GWENDOLYN BROOKS SETTINGS for Treble Chorus and Orchestra. Text by Gwendolyn Brooks. World premiere by Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Stilian Kirov, conducting, Charles Sundquist, Chorus, Director. This commission and associated activities are partially supported by a 2019 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Illinois Humanities.

 

Upcoming Events

AUGUST 12, 2022 - 7:30 PM
PILGRIM SOUL for solo English Horn performed by Meaghan Heinrich, English Horn., and violinists Yi-Chun Lin and Emmy Tisdel at the Washington Island Music Festival in Washington, WI.

AUGUST 13, 2022
CAPRRICI 'HUMMINGBIRD ROMANCE' for flute and clarinet performed by Emma Hospelhorn on flute and Zachary Good on Clarinet in São Paulo, Brazil as part of Ensemble Dal Niente’s tour program at the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival: Teatro Municipal-Salão Nobre.

AUGUST 14, 2022 - 1:30 PM
EUTERPE'S CAPRICE for solo flute performed by Suyeon Ko at the at the National Flute Association’s 50th Anniversary Convention in the Hilton Hotel downtown Chicago.

AUGUST 21, 2022
World Premiere of cello version of DREAM CATCHER In Memoriam Oliver Knussen for solo cello performed by cellist Anssi Karttunen at the Creative Dialogue France Workshop.