The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announces the 2016/17 season programming for its acclaimed MusicNOW contemporary music series dedicated to showcasing contemporary music through an innovative concert experience. Curated by the newly appointed CSO Mead Composers-In-Residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek, the annual four-concert series in 2016/17 presents work from established contemporary composers and new voices beginning to emerge across today’s active and varied contemporary music scene.

Composers Adams and Ogonek stated, “It is with great excitement that we present our first MusicNOW series as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s new Mead Composers-in-Residence. As young artists, we see our residency with the CSO as a wonderful opportunity to showcase the breadth of creativity, inventiveness and originality of today’s up-and-coming musical voices. Through four conceptually constructed evenings, our season traverses an extraordinarily broad musical landscape, featuring thirteen wildly diverse statements that range from a 1-bit piano concerto to works that turn the tradition of vocal writing on its head.