2019-20 Concert Season


GROSSMAN ENSEMBLE WITH MICHAEL LEWANSKI, CONDUCTOR
Friday, December 6, 2019 / 7:30 PM / Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th St.)

The CCCC resident ensemble takes the stage for its first concert of the season, conducted by Michael Lewanski. The ensemble that "filled the evening with wonder and, at times, awe" (Third Coast Review) premieres four works by distinguished guest composer Tania León, Grossman Ensemble co-director Anthony Cheung, and UChicago composers Will Myers and Alison Yun-Fei Jiang. Guests are invited to an after-party in the Gidwitz Lobby following the performance.
$15, students free with ID / Subcription series

Presented in partnership with UChicago Presents.
 


SOUNDS AND SPIRITS
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 8 PM / SITE/less (1250 W. Augusta Blvd.)

Saxophonist Allison Balcetis premieres six works by UChicago graduate composers Hunter Brown, Rodrigo Bussad, Maria Kaoutzani, Will Myers, Andrew Stock, and Justin Weiss in a unique installation space. Mixologist Gregory Tatavosian offers samples of handcrafted cocktails inspired by each of the new works.
Free
 


CHIMEFEST 2020: CIRCULATIONS - LIVE ELECTRONICS SYMPOSIUM
Friday and Saturday, February 28 & 29, 2020 / Logan Center for the Arts, 9th floor Penthouse (915 E. 60th St.)
The CHIME (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental) Studio invites many of the world's leading live-electronics performers for talks and concerts focused on themes of interaction and experimentation. Cathy van Eck, a compser, sound artist, and researcher who focuses on composing relationships between everyday objects, human performers, and sounds, delivers the keynote address.
Free

Presented in partnership with the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative. 
 


GROSSMAN ENSEMBLE WITH JERRY HOU, CONDUCTOR
Friday, March 13, 2020 / 7:30 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall (915 E. 60th St.)
Chicago's newest ensemble of contemporary music specialists are led by Jerry Hou in the premieres of works by guest composers Paula Matthusen and Stephen A. Taylor, along with a work by UChicago composer David Clay Mettens, and the 2019-20 Postdoctoral Researcher Ashkan Behzadi. Guests are invited to an after-party in the Gidwitz Lobby following the performance.
$15, students free with ID / Subcription series

Presented in partnership with UChicago Presents.
 


NEW CHAMBER CONCERTI
Saturday, April 11, 2020 / 8 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall (915 E. 60th St.)

UChicago graduate students composers offer new perspectives on the concerto in miniature form. Conductor Michael Lewanski leads the premieres of seven new chamber concerti for some of Chicago's leading instrumentalists by composers Darlene Castro, Baldwin Giang, David Clay Mettens, Ted Moore, Gabriel Novack, Ashkan Behzadi, and Yuting Tan. 
Free
 


PLENA LIBRE WORLD PREMIERES
Friday, May 1, 2020 / 7:30 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall (915 E. 60th St.)

UChicago's Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence, Plena Libre, premieres the works of seven graduate composers in the culminations of a yearlong collaborative project. A dynamic synergy between various musical traditions and practices opens up new vistas to music makers and lovers. 
Free
 


GROSSMAN ENSEMBLE WITH OLIVER HAGEN
Friday, June 5, 2020 / 7:30 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall (915 E. 60th St.)

The Grossman Ensemble closes the CCCC's second season with four new works, conducted by Oliver Hagen. Guest composers Zosha Di Castri, Jay Alan Yim, Du Yun, and David Serkin Ludwig share their world premieres with the Chicago community. Guests are invited to an after-party in the Gidwitz Lobby following the performance.
$15, students free with ID / Subcription series

Presented in partnership with UChicago Presents.


 

PAST PERFORMANCES:

Saturday, October 12, 2019 / 7:30 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall (915 E. 60th St.)
Third Coast Percussion
Grammy-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion opens the contemporary season with an evening of engaging works and world premieres. The program includes works by TCP’s Peter Martin, emerging composer Ayanna Woods, Alex Lunsqui, along with world premieres by G.F. Haas and UChicago composer Rodrigo Bussad. 
Guests are invited to an after-party in the Gidwitz Lobby following the performance.
$15, students free with ID / Subcription series

Presented in partnership with UChicago Presents.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 / 7:30 PM / Logan Center Penthouse (915 E. 60th St., 9th floor)
HEAR in NOW

A world-caliber collective of women working in a class almost entirely their own, HEAR in NOW is a string trio that composes and improvises fluidly between free jazz and contemporary classical, folk, and avant-garde music. HEAR in NOW has become a rare egalitarian ensemble for the three highly active musicians, who are as often singular bandleaders as they are side women. HEAR in NOW musicians are Mazz Swift on violin/vocals, Silvia Bolognesi on double bass, and Tomeka Reid on cello. This concert is presented in partnership with the Experimental Music Series, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, Arts, Science + Culture Initiative, and UChicago Arts fund.
Free