Access Contemporary Music

Access Contemporary Music (ACM) wants everyone to know about contemporary classical music. We believe strongly that the music of our time deserves a wider audience and that there are many people who would love contemporary classical music if they only knew it existed. We see two challenges facing contemporary music: 1.    The vast majority of […]

Chicago Composers’ Consortium

The Chicago Composers’ Consortium is a grass-roots organization of composers dedicated to creating new music in Chicago. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 and incorporated in 1989. Since then c3 has organized scores of concerts, invited many distinguished composers, and collaborated with several musicians and ensembles, creating unique musical events. What has […]

Chicago Composers Orchestra

The Chicago Composers Orchestra is dedicated to the performance and advocacy of orchestral music by living composers. The orchestra works to expand the art form and engage the Chicago community through innovative programming, low cost concerts, and a vibrant and welcoming concert atmosphere. It brings the best in contemporary orchestral music to its audiences by […]

Chicago Harp Quartet

The Chicago Harp Quartet, founded in 2012, has quickly established itself as the leading harp ensemble in the United States. Widely regarded as a Chicago treasure, the Quartet has dedicated itself to presenting innovative, charismatic and forward-thinking programs that include original transcriptions as well as new commissions from composers across the globe. The Quartet has performed at […]

Civitas Ensemble

Civitas Ensemble is a nonprofit performing arts group that is comprised of members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The goals of Civitas are to provide classical chamber music at the highest possible level to people who are passionate about live music, to present educational programs to young audiences, and also to bring music to those […]

Contempo

Now celebrating its 50th season, the new music collective Contempo – formerly known as the Contemporary Chamber Players at the University of Chicago – introduces audiences to the bold visions of today’s most innovative composers, under the direction of Artistic Director Marta Ptaszyńska. https://music.uchicago.edu/page/contempo

Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird is “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune). Launched by six entrepreneurial Oberlin Conservatory undergraduates in 1996, this Chicago-based super-group has earned its status as “a brand-name…defined by adventure, vibrancy and quality….known for performing from memory, employing choreography and collaborations with theater artists, lighting designers and […]

Ensemble Dal Niente

“Superb” – The New York Times Ensemble Dal Niente is a 22-member Chicago-based contemporary music collective with an international presence. The ensemble uses its flexible instrumentation, curatorial approach to programming, and relentless attention to interpretation to create engaging, inspiring, and immersive experiences that connect audiences to with the music of today. The Chicago Tribune has […]

Fifth House Ensemble

The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble is a versatile and dynamic group praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse.” Defined by limitless imagination, the ensemble engages curiosity to create unexpected connections with artistic collaborators and audiences of all types, breathing life into repertoire both established and emerging. Over the last decade, […]

Fulcrum Point New Music Project

The mission of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project is to be a Chicago leader of diverse new music; presenting multi-media performances, generating educational programs, and commissioning innovative works. http://fulcrumpoint.org/