...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 49th 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 the Department of Music’s acclaimed ensembles-in-residence, the Pacifica Quartet–recipients of the Randel Ensemble-in-Residence program through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–and eighth blackbird, in addition to conductor Cliff Colnot, and guest interpreters of contemporary music. Contempo is presented by The University of Chicago Presents.
You can visit Contempo's website to see their schedule of upcoming performances.