Event Year: 2020

Doors Open Milwaukee 2020 (Virtual)

Doors Open Milwaukee is a public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, and neighborhoods. This year ACM is excited to participate in the virtual presentation of Doors Open. We’ve commissioned two composers to write new pieces for the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and the iconic City Hall. Each piece will be filmed and recorded in the… Read more »

Classical Excursions Online Lecture Series

ACM announces a four-part virtual lecture series on classical music given by our Executive Director Seth Boustead. We’re working very hard to pay our musicians for canceled events and to pay our teaching artists for lessons canceled because of Covid-19.  All proceeds from this series go to support those efforts. Each lecture is $10 or… Read more »

Thirsty Ears Festival and Walking Tour

Thirsty Ears, Chicago’s only classical music street festival is back with an all-new lineup and a new format! We’re thrilled to present an exciting combination of musical audio walking tour and in-person outdoor concert. Discover Ravenswood and Lincoln Square as you’ve never seen or heard them before! Your ticket includes entry to all live performances… Read more »

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 »

Sound of Silent Film Festival

This is the page for the 2020 Sound of Silent Film Festival.  To see the current festival please click here. ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival turns 15 this year!  We’re celebrating the anniversary with two ambitious virtual programs featuring fourteen short modern silent films with newly commissioned musical scores performed live. This year’s… Read more »

Live at the Davis – Blue Hour

We’ll close out the season with a dizzying (in a good way) display of new works inspired by the color blue. Pieces to be performed include Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe’s Blue Dress, the Full Range of Blue by Laura Kaminsky, Devil in Blue Blue Sea by Clara Latham and The Blue-Footed Booby by Avant-French… Read more »

Live at the Davis – Specific Gravity

From deep in the earth to the furthest reaches of outer space, Specific Gravity features music inspired by our physical universe.  The event will pair informal conversation with Ashley Hamer, host of the popular podcast Curiosity Daily, with performances of the pieces. Specialty cocktails created by the speakeasy the Drifter and inspired by the theme will… Read more »