MusicNOW: Quirks and Currents


Inspired by the far corners of pop culture—analog synthesizers, glitchy technology and fashion designer Isabella Blow—these composers have their own idiosyncratic takes on tonality, minimalism and electronics. Receiving its American premiere, Irish composer Andrew Hamilton’s astonishing music for roger casement is a tribute to the late Irish revolutionary.

MusicNOW offers an immersive, sonic journey through groundbreaking repertoire. Join us for a program of expertly curated contemporary music featuring new commissions and multimedia works performed by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Each evening includes a postconcert reception with free food and drink.

Major support for MusicNOW is generously provided by the Irving Harris Foundation, The Sally Mead Hands Foundation, The Julian Family Foundation, Cindy Sargent and the Zell Family Foundation.