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Open House New York Gala at TWA is Tomorrow Night

ACM has partnered with Open House New York to commission four composers to write music inspired by Eero Saarinen’s classic TWA Flight Center, now being reopened as the TWA Hotel. The four pieces, by Seth Boustead, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Anthony R. Green and Ed Windels, will be performed in the space tomorrow night as part… Read more »

ACM Commissions for the TWA Hotel at JFK Announced

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Open House New York to commission four composers to write new pieces as part of the celebrations around the opening of the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport. Designed by legendary architect Eero Saarinen, the TWA Terminal opened to great fanfare in 1962 but closed in 2001. Luckily it was… Read more »

Vendor Applications Now Open for Thirsty Ears 2019

  We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 4th Annual Thirsty Ears Festival – Chicago’s only classical music street fest! The festival is attended by 4,000 – 5,000 people, more than half of whom come from the Ravenswood and Lincoln Square neighborhoods. We have media partnerships with Newcity Magazine, WFMT and WTTW…. Read more »

Buy Your Ticket for ‘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 »

Tickets Going Fast for Sound of Silent Film April 20

We’re close to half sold out already for ACM’s fourteenth annual Sound of Silent Film Festival.  Featuring newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films, this is a don’t miss! April 20 Feature Presentation 7:00 Late Show featuring Origin of Animal 9:30 Davis Theater 4614 N. Lincoln Ave. $25, $15, $35 for both shows… Read more »

Composer Alive Installment Three March 31

ACM’s 2019 Composer Alive collaboration with Will Rowe continues with the live performance and recording of installment three in his new piece Commercial Etudes. Will says of the piece “The Commercial Études are a glimpse into the world of earworms and music that exists for reasons other than art. There was a VHS tape in my family… Read more »

Third Annual Molto Tutti Student Film Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the Third Annual Molto Tutti Student film Festival! Join us for ACM’s Third Annual Molto Tutti Student Film Festival! Students are preparing original films complete with student-composed scores! We’ll be screening these films at the recently renovated Davis Theater Saturday, April 20th, 2019 from 2-4pm. You won’t want to… Read more »

Second Session of the Brazilian Choro Class

ACM is proud to partner with Julie Koidin and the Chicago Choro Club in offering our second session of the Choro Group Classes this winter! These classes work best for musicians who are already studying privately on an instrument, but even beginners can join in with percussion instruments. In each hour session of the six… Read more »

Videos from ‘Speaking in Tongues’ Now Posted

On February 4th ACM gave a concert called Speaking in Tongues featuring 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. Watch the concert videos below! Performed by Thomas Snydecker – baritone saxophone, Zach Good – bass clarinet Performed… Read more »

Tickets Now on Sale for Sound of Silent Film Festival

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its 14th year, returns to the Davis Theater for two all-new programs of modern silent films with new scores performed live. Complete info and tickets here.