New Music Chicago Presents

Third Tuesday of Every Month • 12:15–1pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North

Free Admission

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New Music Chicago advocates for the importance of a vital, vibrant music scene in our city and its geographical region. We are a membership organization that connects creators and supporters of non-mainstream and experimental music, supporting our passionate community through a mix of online and in–person services, including a calendar, social media presence, networking opportunities, professional development, and occasional performances, serving both emerging and established artists. Visit New Music Chicago online at


(schedule is subject to change)

CHAI Collaborative EnsembleCHAI Collaborative Ensemble

Found Objects: Repurposed

Tuesday, March 17, 12:15–1pm

CHAI Collaborative Ensemble (CCE) is now in its fifth season, and each concert of our season is anchored by a history, whether it be musical or poetic. Our October concert cycle, Found Objects, was a timely exploration of our relationship with our natural history and our current place on planet Earth, and was anchored by Jenni Brandon’s haunting Found Objects: On the Beach (2014), and also included works by Juliana Hall, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Our debut performance at the Chicago Cultural Center under the aegis of New Music Chicago (NMC) is a repurposing of that program. While our program is still centered around Brandon's work, our program is now rounded out by selections from Hilary Tann's Songs of the Cotton Grass for soprano and oboe (2003-04), and Alex Shapiro's Re:pair for clarinet and bassoon (2007).


Jennie Oh Brown hostsJulia Wolfe

NFA Flute Choir Premiere

Tuesday, April 21, 12:15–1pm, Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South


Chicago Composers ConsortiumChicago Composers Consortium

Tuesday, May 19, 12:15–1pm




New Music for Saxophones

Tuesday, June 16, 12:15–1pm


Amy Wurtz and Marianne Parker

Amy Wurtz and Marianne Parker, piano

Tuesday, July 21, 12:15–1pm


Baker Demonstration School New Music Ensemble, directed by Shane Courville

Baker Demonstration School New Music Ensemble, directed by Shane Courville

New Music for Middle School

Tuesday, August 18, 12:15–1pm


Ear Taxi PreviewEar Taxi 2020 Preview

Tuesday, September 15, 12:15–1pm


Isabelle OlivierIsabelle Olivier, harp and Julie Koidin, flute

Tuesday, October 20, 12:15–1pm


Phil Pierick

Phil Pierick, saxophone, Audrey Snyder, cello, and Adam Larison, guitar

Tuesday, November 17, 12:15–1pm, Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North


Matt Kubek

Matt Kubek, saxophone

Tuesday, December 15, 12:15–1pm

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