MusicNOW: Sounds from the Future: Musicians of the AACM

May 18

7:00 PM

Monday, May 18, 2020

MusicNOW celebrates the 55th anniversary of Chicago’s own Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), founded in May 1965. The AACM pays homage to the diverse styles of expression within the body of Black Music in the US, Africa and throughout the world, an experience that extends from ancient traditions to futuristic sounds. On May 18, the CSO will honor the organization’s long history and its profound impact on modern music.


Reid Prospective Dwellers
Smith Delta Blues [World Premiere]
Mitchell New Work [World Premiere, MusicNOW commission made possible through the generous support of Helen Zell]
Lewis Tales of the Traveler



Major support for MusicNOW is generously provided by the Zell Family Foundation, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation, Cindy Sargent, the Julian Family Foundation and an anonymous donor.