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Composer Alive: Poland Installment One

 Czytaj po polsku This year our Composer Alive collaboration is with Agnieszka Stulginska in Warsaw Poland.  In keeping with our Composer Alive format, Ms. Stulginska has written a new piece in three installments for our Palomar ensemble to perform and record between January and March and then we’ll perform the World Premiere of the new… Read more »

Composer Alive: Poland Installment One

 Czytaj po polsku This year our Composer Alive collaboration is with Agnieszka Stulginska in Warsaw Poland.  In keeping with our Composer Alive format, Ms. Stulginska has written a new piece in three installments for our Palomar ensemble to perform and record between January and March and then we’ll perform the World Premiere of the new… Read more »

Open House Chicago 2014 Videos!

Presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Open House Chicago is a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great places and spaces. 150 buildings are chosen each year and include repurposed mansions, hidden rooms, sacred spaces, private clubs, iconic theaters, offices, hotels and more—all for free. Since its inception in 2011, Access Contemporary… Read more »

ACM Featured Recently on CNN Money!

We were featured in a CNN Money series about innovative cities. For Chicago they chose the work that we’re doing to get contemporary music heard by new audiences and present classical music as a thriving art form. Watch it here

Next Weekend: Open House Chicago 2014!

We’re gearing up for Open House Chicago 2014 happening next weekend, October 18-19! Come hear Chicago’s breathtaking architecture come alive with the music of five of our composers. Check here for all the details!      

CD Release Pictures: 1001 Afternoons in Chicago

The CD release last Wednesday evening for the recording of 1001 Afternoons in Chicago was a great success! The release celebrates a new radio play based on the writings of Ben Hecht, a noted jounalist working in Chicago in the 1910’s and 20’s.  The play features music by Seth Boustead and Amos Gillespie and voice… Read more »

2014-2015 Event Schedule Announced

ACM announces its schedule of events for the 2014-2015 season including performances of our Sound of Silent Film Festival in Austin, New York and Boston, the release of first ever CD, Open House performances in Chicago and New York and an exciting new commissioning project with a composer in Poland. Click here to see the… Read more »

Listen to newly composed music from the 2014 High School Workshop

This year, we had six wonderful high schoolers participate in our annual High School Composers Workshop.  Under the guidance of composers Chris Fisher-Lochhead and David Reminick, each of the students wrote a new piece for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.  Their compositions were then premiered on July 30th in a recital at Chicago’s Ganz Hall…. Read more »

Goblin Market Videos Now Posted

ACM’s final concert of the 2013-2014 season was an ambitious performance of pieces for chamber ensemble and narrator including works by Jenna Lyle and Eve Beglarian and the stunning Goblin Market by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis. Goblin Market is scored for a large chamber ensemble and female narrator and inspired by the… Read more »

Workshop Schedule and Registration Deadlines

2014 Schedule The High School Composers Workshop is a summer program with the following two sessions: Session One June 25 – July 11 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Classes meet on June 25, 27 and 30 and July 2, 9 and 11 Session Two July 16 – July 28 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Classes… Read more »

Tickets Now on Sale for Goblin Market

Tickets are now on sale for the last concert of our 2014-2015 season featuring Aaron Jay Kernis’ stunning piece for narrator and large chamber ensemble Goblin Market.