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Partnership with the Korean Composers Association

We are thrilled to announce a multi-year collaboration with the Korean National Composers Association. As part of this collaboration we will be welcoming several new Korean composers into our membership program, starting a concert exchange and integrating their music into our programs like Open House and Sound of Silent Film. ACM’s concert of Korean composers… Read more »

Composer Alive: Poland Part III is March 20

ACM’s Palomar ensemble will record the third installment in our collaboration with Warsaw composer Agnieszka Stulginska on Friday, March 20 at 7:00 PM in the ACM School of Music in Avondale. Composer Alive is a project in which we commission a composer in a different country every year to write a piece in short installments… Read more »

Composer Alive: Poland Installment Two

 Czytaj po polsku This year our Composer Alive collaboration is with Agnieszka Stulginska in Warsaw Poland.  In keeping with our Composer Alive format, Ms. Stulginska has written a new piece in three installments for our Palomar ensemble to perform and record between January and March and then we’ll perform the World Premiere of the new… Read more »

Composer Alive: Poland Installment One

 Czytaj po polsku This year our Composer Alive collaboration is with Agnieszka Stulginska in Warsaw Poland.  In keeping with our Composer Alive format, Ms. Stulginska has written a new piece in three installments for our Palomar ensemble to perform and record between January and March and then we’ll perform the World Premiere of the new… Read more »

Composer Alive: Poland Installment One

 Czytaj po polsku This year our Composer Alive collaboration is with Agnieszka Stulginska in Warsaw Poland.  In keeping with our Composer Alive format, Ms. Stulginska has written a new piece in three installments for our Palomar ensemble to perform and record between January and March and then we’ll perform the World Premiere of the new… Read more »

Warsaw composer Agnieszka Stulginska is the recipient of this year’s Composer Alive commission

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Composer Alive commission is going to composer Agnieszka Stulginska from Warsaw Poland. Composer Alive is our annual international commissioning project in which we ask a composer in a different country to compose a piece of music in installments and email each installment to us as she writes it…. Read more »

Open House Chicago 2014 Videos!

Presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Open House Chicago is a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great places and spaces. 150 buildings are chosen each year and include repurposed mansions, hidden rooms, sacred spaces, private clubs, iconic theaters, offices, hotels and more—all for free. Since its inception in 2011, Access Contemporary… Read more »

ACM Featured Recently on CNN Money!

We were featured in a CNN Money series about innovative cities. For Chicago they chose the work that we’re doing to get contemporary music heard by new audiences and present classical music as a thriving art form. Watch it here

Next Weekend: Open House Chicago 2014!

We’re gearing up for Open House Chicago 2014 happening next weekend, October 18-19! Come hear Chicago’s breathtaking architecture come alive with the music of five of our composers. Check here for all the details!      

CD Release Pictures: 1001 Afternoons in Chicago

The CD release last Wednesday evening for the recording of 1001 Afternoons in Chicago was a great success! The release celebrates a new radio play based on the writings of Ben Hecht, a noted jounalist working in Chicago in the 1910’s and 20’s.  The play features music by Seth Boustead and Amos Gillespie and voice… Read more »

2014-2015 Event Schedule Announced

ACM announces its schedule of events for the 2014-2015 season including performances of our Sound of Silent Film Festival in Austin, New York and Boston, the release of first ever CD, Open House performances in Chicago and New York and an exciting new commissioning project with a composer in Poland. Click here to see the… Read more »