MAVerick Ensemble

Known for its bold programming and its exceptional performances, the MAVerick Ensemble presents concerts of experimental music designed to engage, entertain, and inform the audience. In residence at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, the ensemble presents a year-long concert series that has been selected as Critic’s Choice in the Chicago Reader.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents its acclaimed MusicNOW contemporary music series, dedicated to showcasing contemporary music through an innovative concert experience. Curated by CSO Mead Composer-In-Residence Missy Mazzoli, the annual four-concert series presents work from established contemporary composers and new voices beginning to emerge across today’s active and varied contemporary music scene. Offering an immersive, […]

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

A major component of the Bienen School’s ten-year strategic plan, the Institute for New Music has been established to act as a physical, intellectual and performance hub for 20th- and 21st-century art and popular music at Northwestern University. Seeking to elevate the School’s reputation and expand its educational offerings in modern music, the Institute will […]


Chicago-based chamber ensemble Picosa is among the city’s premiere chamber ensembles, performing eclectic programs in its established and ongoing concert series at Allen Recital Hall in DePaul University’s Holtschneider Performance Center, the Driehaus Museum, and in residencies at both Elmhurst College and North Central College.  A mixed chamber music ensemble comprised of flute, clarinet, violin, […]

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble specializes in experimental vocal repertoire that is changing the paradigm of contemporary music. Described as “a new force of vocal excellence and innovation” by The Brooklyn Rail, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature.

Spektral Quartet

SPEKTRAL QUARTET actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With the New York Times writing that “they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably…an ability to […]

Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire through performances, teaching, and the creation of new works.

Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition at the University of Chicago is a dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary environment for the creation, performance and study of new music, and for the advancement of the careers of emerging and established composers, performers, and scholars. Distinguished by its formation within an uncompromising, relentlessly searching, and ceaselessly innovative scholarly […]

UChicago Presents

The University of Chicago Presents offers a spectrum of music from medieval to contemporary, classical and jazz. Concerts feature internationally renowned artists and intriguing programs in beautiful venues on the UChicago campus.