Event Description

MusicNOW celebrates the 55th anniversary of Chicago’s own Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), founded in May 1965. The AACM pays homage to the diverse styles of expression within the body of Black Music in the US, Africa and throughout the world, an experience that extends from ancient traditions to futuristic sounds. On May 18, the CSO will honor the organization’s long history and its profound impact on modern music.


Reid, Prospective Dwellers
Smith, Delta Blues [World Premiere] Mitchell, New Work [World Premiere, MusicNOW commission made possible through the generous support of Helen Zell] Lewis, Tales of the Traveler

Harris Theater for Music and Dance 205 E Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601