Naperville Chamber Players

With a concert series based in the western suburbs of Chicago combining the mixed ensemble traditions of the flute and cello, Naperville Chamber Players engages guest artists from across the artistic spectrum in dynamic collaborations. Artistic Directors Marie Bennett and Dorothy Deen have both been performing professionally as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral musicians in […]

The Chicago Ensemble

For more than 40 years, The Chicago Ensemble has brought a fascinating array of chamber works to Chicago audiences. Offering an innovative mix of familiar masterworks and lesser-known repertoire, performed in varied combinations of instruments and voice, The Chicago Ensemble occupies a unique place in Chicago’s cultural life. Outstanding musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, […]

Chicago Fringe Opera

Chicago Fringe Opera is dedicated to presenting innovative vocal works with an emphasis in the new and contemporary styles, engaging with the Chicago community through intimate and immersive performance experiences, and fostering and empowering local artists. Our Vision: Chicago Fringe Opera is on the forefront of producing dynamic contemporary vocal works in the city of […]

~Nois

~Nois is a Chicago-based saxophone quartet devoted to the creation and performance of new music. Founded in 2016 by graduate students at Northwestern University, ~Nois has quickly emerged as one of the premier young ensembles dedicated to contemporary performance. ~Nois has been a prize winner at major chamber music competitions including the Second Prize in […]

Crossing Borders Music

Founded in 2011, Crossing Borders Music has become a leading interpreter of chamber music by composers from cultures including the Chickasaw Nation, Colombia, Egypt, Haiti, India, Syria, and Uganda, and a pioneering, critically acclaimed presenter of music by graduates of the Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education in Iran. Crossing Borders Music was a Headline Artist at […]

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 […]

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