2018/19 Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW
Reserve your seats now for Chicago’s most exciting new music experience!
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents its acclaimed MusicNOW contemporary music series, dedicated to showcasing contemporary music through an innovative concert experience. Curated by CSO Mead Composer-In-Residence Missy Mazzoli, the annual four-concert series presents work from established contemporary composers and new voices beginning to emerge across today’s active and varied contemporary music scene.
Offering an immersive, sonic journey through groundbreaking repertoire, MusicNOW features expertly curated contemporary music performances with musicians of the CSO at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Each evening includes a postconcert reception with free food and drink.
Moore Synaesthesia Suite [United States Premiere]
Greenstein Octet 1979
Lizée Isabella Blow at Somerset House [United States Premiere]
Hamilton music for roger casement [United States Premiere]
Farrin Uscirmi di braccia
Krauss destroy the middle
Macklay Many Many Cadences
Bjarnason Bow to string
Diaz de León Anima
Mazzoli Dark with Excessive Bright [World Premiere chamber arrangement, CSO Commission; originally commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra]
Southam Webster's Spin
Eastman Joy Boy [World Premiere of new arrangement, CSO Commissioned Arrangement]
Monk, arr. Mazzoli Passage, What Does It Mean? [World Premiere of new arrangement, CSO Commissioned Arrangement]
Montgomery Break Away
Eastman Gay Guerrilla [World Premiere of new arrangement, CSO Commissioned Arrangement]
Major support for MusicNOW is generously provided by the Zell Family Foundation, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation, Cindy Sargent, the Julian Family Foundation and The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust.