"The open, collaborative nature of Chicago's new music community is home to an extraordinary crop of ensembles and a vibrant landscape of composers. The scene for new music in Chicago is exceptional and I dedicate myself to supporting and encouraging its sustainability and growth." — Augusta Read Thomas

Selected Events

Upcoming Premieres

AUGUST 5, 2023
Chicago Premiere of SUN DANCE for orchestra will be performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop at The Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinois.

AUGUST 15, 2023
New York City Premiere of DANCE MOBILE for 13 players, In Memoriam Oliver Knussen, Brad Lubman conducting the Ensemble Signal presented by TIME:SPANS FESTIVAL at the at DiMenna Center in Manhattan.

NOVEMBER 9, 2023
New York Premiere of SUN DANCE for orchestra in Memoriam Oliver Knussen performed by the American Composers Orchestra, conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni in Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall.

MARCH 16, 2024
WORLD PREMIERE of GWENDOLYN BROOKS SETTINGS for Treble Chorus and Orchestra. Text by Gwendolyn Brooks. World premiere by Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Stilian Kirov, conducting, Charles Sundquist, Chorus, Director. This commission and associated activities are partially supported by a 2019 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Illinois Humanities.


Upcoming Events

MAY 30, 2023
OF BEING IS A BIRD for soprano and chamber orchestra performed by the University of Washington Wind Ensemble and Orchestra conducted by Timothy Salzman, Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano soloist, in Meany Hall, Seattle, WA.

JULY 3, 2023
RINGS OF LIGHT for 9 saxophones performed in London at the Royal College of Music by the Saxophone Ensemble led by Kyle Horch at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall (Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS).