...a winning combination of intriguing music and superb performers.
- Chicago Sun-Times
Dedicated exclusively to the performance of contemporary classical music, Contempo is one of the oldest and most successful professional new music groups in the nation. Now in its 47th year, Contempo continues as the vanguard of adventurous new works and cutting-edge programs. Under the direction of Artistic Director Shulamit Ran, Contempo introduces audiences to the bold visions of today’s most innovative composers. Its five-concert season features performances by two of the Department of Music’s acclaimed ensembles-in-residence, the Pacifica Quartet and eighth blackbird, conductor Cliff Colnot, as well as guest appearances by other Chicago-area interpreters of contemporary music. Contempo is presented by The University of Chicago Presents.