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Thirsty Ear Festival

Palomar is proud to be part of the first annual Thirsty Ear Festival at Chicago’s coolest rock club, the Empty Bottle.  Broadcast live on ACM Executive Director Seth Boustead’s radio show Relevant Tones, the Thirsty Ear Festival features exciting performances by four of Chicago’s most dynamic ensembles including Chicago Q Ensemble, MAVerick Ensemble, James Falzone… Read more »

Attend, Enjoy & Get Involved: ACM Concert Season

Classical music has come a long way from the days of wigs and quill pens. Today’s composers use software to notate their ideas and are inspired by rock, jazz, folk music from around the world and much more: a stunning array of influences that create a rich and fascinating sonic palette. Access Contemporary Music is… Read more »

Audio from Session Two of our High School Composer’s Workshop Posted

Trio No. 3 in F Major by Maxwell Lowery   Agitated Movements by Atticus Hebson   To Thy Rest by Tim McDunn   Dusk and Sunrise by Ian Karlovsky   Il Fiore Nero by Patrick Owen-Leary   Coveted by Jonah Philion Performed by: David Keller – cello Alicia Poot – flute Alexander Rowney – piano

Audio Posted from our Concert at the Zhou B. Art Center

Friday, July 20th Palomar performed the second installment in Ben Vida’s mesmerizing new piece Liminal Bends. Part of our annual Composer Alive commission, Liminal Bends is being composed and performed in three installments throughout the summer as Vida composes it, bringing a unique, improvisatory aspect to composition. Palomar also performed two movements from Seth Boustead’s… Read more »

Audio Posted from our Best of Weekly Readings Concert

On June 22nd our performance wing Palomar gave a concert of five of our favorite pieces that have been submitted to the Weekly Readings project over the last eight years. We had a great time and a great audience. Listen for yourself below! Catching Updrafts by David Heuser Homecoming by Benedikt Brydern Spell by Aaron… Read more »

Green Mill Concert Video Posted

Van Gogh Vignettes by Greg Steinke No. 19 by Jane O’Leary Elegy for the Casualties of War by Malcolm Dedman Con Coro by Rhona Clarke Liminal Bends (first installment) by Ben Vida Der Wartesaal by John Elmquist

Video of the Performance of Quintet by Brian Current Now Posted

Members of ACM’s performance wing Palomar plays Quintet by Canadian composer Brian Current as part of our Composer Alive: Toronto concert in October at the Chicago Cultural Center.Quintet is performed by: Hülya Alpakin – piano Alyson Berger – cello Alicia Poot – flute KT Somero – clarinet Jeff Yang – violin