Event Year: 2019

Molto Tutti Student Film Festival

  The Molto Tutti Film Fest has been rescheduled for June 13th and will be live streamed for the first time ever! Enjoy the magic of the student film fest from the comfort and safety of your home! Watch the films on your smart tv and don’t forget the concessions! We’ll have filmmaker and film… Read more »

Open House New York 2019

ACM partnered with Open House New York in June to present four commissioned pieces inspired by the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Center, formerly the Flight Center, at JFK Airport. The pieces were performed in the building as part of OHNY’s annual gala, one of them with dancers from the New York City Ballet.  It was a… Read more »

Open House Chicago 2019

Continuing our fascination with the blend of music and architecture, ACM is thrilled to work with Open House Chicago again in 2019.  We’ll commission music inspired by a unique, and uniquely Chicago, space and we’ll place musicians in the venue to play the music every fifteen minutes for self-guided tours. This year we’ll be in… Read more »

Live at the Davis – Inner Worlds

Featuring a wide array of new pieces meant to be played entirely inside of the piano, Inner Worlds takes you on a fascinating sonic journey.  Encompassing a range of special effects, the music for this concert ranges from eerie to playful to dramatic and everything in between.  GoPro cameras inside the piano send the image… Read more »

Doors Open Milwaukee 2019

ACM returns to Milwaukee for another exciting Doors Open collaboration.  We’ve commissioned three composers to write music inspired by three historic buildings in downtown Milwaukee and will place musicians in each space to play the pieces every fifteen minutes for guided tours. DETAILS Sunday, September 29 10:00 – 4:00 Free and open to the public!… Read more »

Live at the Davis – Threads

Our first concert of the season features colorful, rhythmic music from Gabriela Lena Frank inspired by travels in her native Peru, a powerful piece by Jonathan Russell inspired by the global meltdown called Full Faith and Credit and a stunning new viola concerto by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy featuring Meet the Composer podcast host Nadia… Read more »

TWA Hotel Commissions

The TWA Terminal at JFK is considered one of Eero Saarinen’s masterworks. Built at the dawn of commercial air travel, it was conceived as a grand monument to aviation and technological progress. After TWA went out of business in 2001 the building sat empty for years but is now being reopened as a swanky new… Read more »

Thirsty Ears Festival 2019

Saturday, August 10 1:00 – 10:00 PM Sunday, August 11 1:00 – 9:00 PM ACM is proud to present the fourth 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 seventeen stellar ensembles and soloists performing music from Beethoven to… Read more »

Indigenous Instruments

ACM’s last concert of the season pairs Steven Mackey’s piece Indigenous Instruments with three pieces combining western instruments with actual indigenous instruments from around the world. The concert features Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No. 12 “From Ubirr” for digeridoo and string quartet, Jade for string quartet and pipa by Zhu Jian’er and Paul Moravec’s masterful… Read more »

Composer Alive – Will Rowe

Will Rowe is the recipient of our 2019 Composer Alive commission. In keeping with our Composer Alive format, Will  is writing a new piece in three installments to be  performed and recorded in front of a live audience and then we’ll perform the World Premiere of the new piece in the spring of 2019. The… Read more »

Sound of Silent Film Festival 2019

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its fourteenth year, returns to the lovingly restored Davis Theater with two all-new programs. Featuring newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films from around the world, this one night only event is a don’t miss. The 7:00 main show features films that have been… Read more »

Speaking in Tongues Featuring Steve Reich’s Different Trains

ACM’s first concert of 2019, Speaking in Tongues, features music inspired by, and incorporating, language including pieces by Alex Temple, Lee Hyla, Martin Bresnick, Florent Ghys and Steve Reich’s groundbreaking string quartet Different Trains. DETAILS Monday, February 4th 7:00 PM Davis Theater 4614 N. Lincoln Ave. $20, $12 students PROGRAM We Speak Etruscan by Lee… Read more »