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Missy Mazzoli’s first MusicNOW season to showcase three U.S. premieres

Three American premieres and works new to Chicago will be among the highlights of the 2018-19 season of MusicNOW, the…

Missy Mazzoli calls MusicNOW curating role a ‘perfect fit’

With three successful operas to her credit and many other works that have been performed by artists ranging from the…

Life of Joan of Arc inspires Amy Beth Kirsten’s world premiere ‘Savior’

MusicNOW has presented some ambitious concerts during its 20-year history. The esteemed Arditti Quartet kicked off the CSO’s contemporary chamber…

How Joan of Arc lives on in music and movies

Composers throughout the ages have been inspired by the saga of Joan of Arc, the teenage warrior who led French…

Adams & Ogonek close residency with two premieres for MusicNOW

Capping 20 years of high-energy contemporary music, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series will take over Symphony Center’s Armour Stage…

As composer and performer, Jessie Montgomery follows a dual path

Many composers of the past devoted as much to performing as they did to the pen. Think Mozart or Rachmaninov….

Six world premieres among next season’s highlights of MusicNOW

Six world premieres, four commissions and a tribute to Chicago’s own Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians are among…

Missy Mazzoli stays the course for her second season of MusicNOW

After an acclaimed inaugural season, Missy Mazzoli is back for seconds. For her sophomore year as Mead Composer-in-Residence and curator…

Wang Lu describes her ‘Code Switch’ as an ‘out-of-place experience’

Born in the city of Xi’an six years after the Cultural Revolution ended in 1976, Wang Lu grew up a…