Saturday April 28, 2018 at 3:00pm

Merit School of Music String Conservatory Orchestras
Gottlieb Hall – Chicago IL
Merit String Orchestra:
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in D minor
Tomaso Albinoni Sinfonia in G major
Merit Philharmonic:
Leonard Bernstein Make Our Garden Grow
Joined by Opera Music Theater and Conservatory Choir
William Walton Viola Concerto 
Steven Baloue, soloist
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture

Announcing the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition 2018-19 Concert Series

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 as well as the career advancement of emerging and established composers, performers, and scholars.

Director of the Center, Augusta Read Thomas, and a curatorial board of
University of Chicago faculty and staff, including Seth Brodsky, Anthony Cheung, Jennifer Iverson, Amy Iwano, Travis Jackson, Sam Pluta, and Barbara Schubert, have curated the new concert series.

The Center announces a ten-concert concert season including:

  • 40 world premieres
  • seven guest composers who have been commissioned by the Center
  • three guest ensembles
  • a new resident ensemble
  • open rehearsals and interactive experiences

Read the Press Release about the 2018-19 Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition Concert Series

Friday February 9, 2018 at 7:30pm

Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble
Sir Harrison Birtwistle Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
Tyler Kramlich JOIK (World Premiere)
Amy Beth Kirsten Drink Me (Midwest Premiere)
Anthony Cheung Vis á Vis (US Premiere)
Bienen School of Music