“It’s just possible that people will look back at [the Grossman Ensemble’s inaugural concert] and say: I was there…The group set a high standard for itself – and lofty expectations.” – The Chicago Tribune (Read review)

“The Grossman Ensemble filled the evening with wonder and, at times, awe. In premiering four new works, it demonstrated high class musicianship and offered big promises of what is to come.” – Third Coast Review (Read review)

"Some of the best contemporary players in the city...the record rewards repeat listenings." – Chicago Reader, about the Grossman Ensemble’s debut album Fountain of Time (Read review)


The CCCC’s resident Grossman Ensemble is a supergroup of 13 contemporary music specialists,exclusively performing new works from leading and emerging composers. The ensemble engages in a uniqu ecreative workshopping process focusing on interaction between composers, musicians, and conductors for almost three months leading up to the performance.


Commissioned Composers
Chen Yi
David Dzubay
Steve Lehman
Tania León
Paula Matthusen
David Rakowski
Shulamit Ran
Carlos Sanchez-Guitierrez
Kate Soper
Stephen Andrew Taylor


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Visit the CCCC's YouTube Channel for preview videos of each Grossman Ensemble premiere, along with concert videos and additional content. 


Additional Press
Ensemble Project Sparks Surge Of Creative Energy - Classica Voice North America