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Vanishing City is September 20th at Lincoln Center

In his book Vanishing New York, Jeremiah Moss argues that gentrification and rising income inequality are causing the city to slowly lose its soul. Join Seth Boustead, composer and host of WFMT Chicago’s Relevant Tones, for a live broadcast exploring the issue’s impact on music with Moss, Open House New York executive Director Gregory Wessner,… Read more »

Doors Open Milwaukee is September 22nd

ACM is excited to renew our collaboration with Doors Open Milwaukee for the fifth consecutive year.  We’ve commissioned composers Diane Berry, Sarah Wald and Rania Chrysostomou to write music inspired by three buildings. On September 22nd between noon and 4:00 PM we’ll have musicians in each building to perform the pieces every 15 minutes.  Doors… Read more »

Volunteer at the Thirsty Ears Festival August 11 and 12

The Thirsty Ears Festival is Chicago’s only classical music street fest.  But we need your help! The festival will include two days of stellar performances by classical music ensembles and soloists plus food trucks, craft beer and wine, vendor booths and kid friendly activities. We need volunteers for both days to work the entrance booths,… Read more »

Vendor Applications Open for Thirsty Ears Festival August 11 and 12

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd Annual Thirsty Ears Festival – Chicago’s only classical music street fest! The festival is attended by 5,000 – 7,000 people, more than half of whom come from the Ravenswood and Lincoln Square neighborhoods. We have media partnerships with Newcity Magazine, WFMT and WTTW. Where:… Read more »

Registration now open for all Summer Music Camps

ACM has three exciting musical summer camps for kids this summer.  If you’re looking for a camp that’s fun but is also a place where kids will learn valuable skills, these camps are for you. Music Theater Camp: June 18th-29th  9am-3pm Ages 8-17 $750/student Learn the basics of healthy singing, acting and stage presence and… Read more »

Tickets Now on Sale for ‘Machine Language’ on May 14

ACM’s last concert of the season features music inspired by machines, gears, toys and mechanisms and will be held in the beautifully restored Davis Theater in Lincoln Square. We’ll perform the World Premiere of David Smooke’s Mechanical Birds, a piece we commissioned as part of our Composer Alive program. PROGRAM Cranks and Cactus Needles by… Read more »

7:00 Sound of Silent Film Show is Sold Out

The 7:00 feature presentation for the Sound of Silent Film Festival is now sold out!  Tickets are still available for the 9:30 late night show.  More info here.    

Tickets Going Fast for Sound of Silent Film

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival is April 14 and tickets are going fast!  Sound of Silent Film is Chicago’s only film festival to feature newly composed classical music pieces performed live to modern silent films. From comedies to dramas, sci-fi and more, this event is always a fun time. Grab a drink at… Read more »