Free New Music Chicago concerts
When: Third Tuesday of Every Month 12:15pm-1:00pmpm
Where: Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North (unless indicated)
About New Music Chicago
New Music Chicago advocates for the importance of a vital, vibrant music scene. They are a membership organization that connects creators and supporters of non-mainstream and experimental music.
- Michael Hall, viola Tuesday, January 21, 12:15–1pm
- Cate Hummel Modern Masters, Hidden Gems: Solo flute edition Tuesday, February 18, 12:15–1pm
- Laura Perkett, with New Music Detroit and Clearwater Facsimile Tuesday, March 17, 12:15–1pm
- Julia Wolfe NFA Flute Choir Premiere Tuesday, April 21, 12:15–1pm, Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South
- Chicago Composers Consortium Tuesday, May 19, 12:15–1pm
- ~Nois New Music for Saxophones Tuesday, June 16, 12:15–1pm
- Amy Wurtz and Marianne Parker, piano Tuesday, July 21, 12:15–1pm
- Baker Demonstration School New Music Ensemble, directed by Shane Courville New Music for Middle School Tuesday, August 18, 12:15–1pm
- Ear Taxi 2020 Preview Tuesday, September 15, 12:15–1pm
- Isabelle Olivier, harp and Julie Koidin, flute Tuesday, October 20, 12:15–1pm
- Phil Pierick, saxophone, Audrey Snyder, cello, and Adam Larison, guitar Tuesday, November 17, 12:15–1pm, Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
- Matt Kubek, saxophone Tuesday, December 15, 12:15–1pm
Other things to do at the Chicago Cultural Center
Public Group Tours:
- Weekly: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1:15pm
- Tours meet in the Randolph Street lobby.
- The group will be limited to the first twenty people.
- To schedule tours for groups of ten or more at other times, contact Anna Marie Gazzi at 312.744.7917.
Private Group Tours:
- Trained docents will conduct free, prearranged private tours for adult groups on Mondays though Fridays, 9 am-3 pm.
- Private tours are not available during weekends.
- Private tours are designed for adults and teenagers 13 years and over.
- Group sizes are limited, call for details.
- Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the scheduled date by calling 312.744.7917.
- Private tours begin at the Chicago Cultural Center Information Desk in the Randolph Street lobby.
All self-guided group tours must check in with security upon entry.
About the Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, was the first permanent Chicago Public Library after the original library was lost in the Chicago fire in 1871.
In addition to the library the building was also a Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (on the north side) dedicated to Northern soldiers who fought in the Civil War. All the Civil War artifacts once displayed here are now located at the Harold Washington Library. Here’s the buildings extensive history.