New Music Chicago is pleased to present
Impromptu Fest 2019

Impromptu Fest is a series of 8 concerts, showcasing members of New Music Chicago.  Now in its second year, Impromptu Fest is a platform to hear all that is going on with our members, from freshly composed acoustic music, to works with electronics and film, all by performers based in the Chicago area.

Each of the 8 concerts is a double-bill, so audience members can experience even more of the breadth and variety of all that is happening in Chicago’s new music scene.

New this year, the Impromptu Fest will be featuring performances by student composers and performers, as part of our ongoing work to support students.  We will hear from students at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Elmhurst College, and DePaul University.

Read the full press release here.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:30 pm

Fifth House Ensemble:  Fresh Inc. All Stars
Heare Ensemble:  Voice of the Whale

Will Myers photo by Eric Snoza
Jennifer Woodrum photo by Chad Leverenz

Friday, March 22, 2019
7:30 pm

Jennifer Woodrum: Chicago Clarinet
Will Meyers, Ted Moore: Shadow Studies

Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:30 pm

Gaudete Brass:  Music for Brass Quintet
Brass Students of the Chicago Area:  Gaudete in Chicagoland

Sunday, March 24, 2019
3:00 pm

Wurtz-Berger Duo:  Restless Woods
Amos Gillespie and Lakeshore Rush:  Midwest Meets the Rest

Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:30 pm

Chicago Composers’ Consortium:  Composers’ Consortium and Friends
William Jason Raynovich and Seth Boustead:  Now//Contrasts

Friday, March 29, 2019
7:30 pm

Naperville Chamber Players:  Ad Astra—To the Stars
Janice Misurell Mitchell:  The Speaking Flute

Saturday, March 30, 2019
7:30 pm

~Nois: Is This ~Noise? – New Music for Saxophones
Aviary: Aviary Performs New Works by Northwestern Composers

Sunday, March 31, 2019
3:00 pm

Crossing Borders Music: African-American Women Composers: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Impromptu Fest Presents:  Students of Elmhurst College