Event Year: 2021

Sonic Walkabout: Wicker Park

Sonic Walkabout: Wicker Park is a unique audio walking tour combining narrative discoveries with original music inspired by cultural and historic spaces in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. At each site you’ll hear about its history, often firsthand, and then how the site inspired the composer plus a short piece of music. To access the walking… Read more »

Sonic Walkabout: Lakeview

Sonic Walkabout: Lakeview is a unique audio walking tour combining narrative discoveries with original music inspired by cultural and historic spaces in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. At each site you’ll hear about its history, often firsthand, and then how the site inspired the composer plus a short piece of music. To access the walking tour, download… Read more »

Relevant Tones 10th Anniversary Festival

For ten years ACM’s award-winning podcast Relevant Tones has covered the most exciting time in classical music history: right now.  We celebrate this exciting milestone with an ambitious three-day live-taped festival. Each show features music and conversation on a given theme including Rube Goldberg machines, the intersection of music and architecture and the monsters that… Read more »

Thirsty Ears Festival 2021

Saturday, August 14 2:00 – 10:00 PM Sunday, August 15 2:00 – 9:00 PM ACM is proud to present the sixth 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 »

Sound of Silent Film Festival (Virtual Presentation)

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival is a unique event featuring new short silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly-composed musical scores performed live. In addition to the live presentations, we’re thrilled to be able to present the festival virtually this year. There are two completely different programs and they include five… Read more »

Classical Excursions Online Lectures Round Two

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 continue to pay our teaching artists.  All proceeds from this series go to support those efforts. Each lecture is $10 or you can buy the package… Read more »

Sound of Silent Film Festival 2021

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival is a unique event featuring new short silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly-composed musical scores performed live. We source the films through a global call, commission the composers and our wonderful musicians bring it all to life. DETAILS Watch virtually! Program One: The Ephemeral Orphanage… 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 »