Event Year: 2018

Molto Tutti Student Film Festival

    The Molto Tutti Film Festival will be May 15th from 6-8 pm. We have moved the location to the brand new North Center Town Square! We’re very excited to present our incredible student films at this beautiful new public space. We’ll have some chairs for those who need them, but the Town Square… Read more »

Vanishing City at Lincoln Center

In his book Vanishing New York, Jeremiah Moss argues that gentrification and rising income inequality are causing the city to slowly lose its soul. Join Seth Boustead, composer, Executive Director of Access Contemporary Music and host of WFMT Chicago’s Relevant Tones, for a live broadcast exploring the issue’s impact on music with Moss, Open House… Read more »

Doors Open Milwaukee 2018

ACM is excited to renew our collaboration with Doors Open Milwaukee for the fifth consecutive year.  We’ve commissioned composers Diane Berry, Sarah Wald and Rania Chrysostomou to write music inspired by three buildings. On September 22nd between noon and 4:00 PM we’ll have musicians in each building to perform the pieces every 15 minutes.  Doors… Read more »

Songs About Buildings and Moods

Songs About Buildings and Moods features music we’ve commissioned over the last several years to be performed in various and sundry historical, offbeat, interesting and generally awesome spaces in Chicago as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago project. All of the pieces will be performed live with video accompaniment showing the buildings… Read more »

Thirsty Ears Festival 2018

Saturday, August 11 1:00 – 10:00 PM Sunday, August 12 1:00 – 9:00 PM ACM is proud to present the third annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only classical music street festival! For two days Wilson street between Hermitage and Ravenswood will be closed to feature fifteen stellar ensembles and soloists performing music from Beethoven to… Read more »

Machine Language

ACM’s last concert of the season features music inspired by machines, gears, toys and mechanisms and will be held in the beautifully restored Davis Theater in Lincoln Square. We’ll perform the World Premiere of David Smooke’s The Mechanical Bird Museum, a piece we commissioned as part of our Composer Alive program. Monday, May 14 7:30… Read more »

Sound of Silent Film Festival 2018

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival moves to the lovingly restored Davis Theater with an all-new program and, for the first time, a special late night “viewer discretion advised” program. Featuring newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films from around the world, this one night only event is a don’t miss. DETAILS… Read more »

Live at LPR: Modern Mexico

ACM teams up with Relevant Tones, the country’s only weekly syndicated contemporary music radio program and Unison Media to present a concert of music by Mexico’s most preeminent composers. The event will be preceded by a mezcal tasting led by Alejandro Aispuro, one of the world’s foremost mezcal authorities who will be bringing rare mezcales… Read more »

In Stereo

What does one do when one’s concert series is held in a movie theater?  Program a concert of electro-acoustic works designed to make maximum use of the superior sound system of course! That’s just what we’ve sought to do with In Stereo, an evening of works for chamber instruments with electronic accompaniment. And what a… Read more »