Event Year: 2009

Mostly American

(Mostly) American features Jazz and rock influenced pieces by both established and emerging composers. Originally conceived as a concert of American works but we couldn’t help putting the delightful You Never Know What’s Around the Corner by Irish composer Stephen Gardner on the program as well. This concert also features the World Premiere performance of… Read more »

Haunted Landscapes

ACM celebrates George Crumb‘s 80th birthday with a concert of his ethereally beautiful music. Known for haunting sound effects, theatrical flourishes and for his spiritual intensity, Crumb is a true American original.   DETAILS Monday, October 26, 2009, 7:30 PM Roosevelt University 430 S. Michigan Ave. $15 at the door, $10 online, $5 for students… Read more »

Rags Stomps and Stride

Our final concert of the 2008-2009 season featured the music of Chicago ragtime composer Reginald Robinson and other contemporary ragtime gems including music by Hal Isbitz, Chris Ware, Paul Schoenfield and David Schrader. Reginald is the winner of the MacArthur “Genius” grant and a whale of a pianist and composer.  ACM’s founder Seth Boustead arranged… Read more »

Composer Alive: Gabriela Ortiz

Mexico City composer Gabriela Ortiz was the recipient if the 2009 Composer Alive commission and she wrote a wonderful new piece for us! In keeping with our Composer Alive format, Gabriela wrote the piece in four installments and emailed each installment as she wrote it so that Palomar could perform and record it in front… Read more »