Ensembles-In-Residence

The University of Chicago Department of Music is home to world-class ensembles-in-residence who present public concerts at the University and provide coaching and individual instruction to students in the department's performing ensembles and programs. Learn more about the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence

Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash - group photo

Amjad Ali Khan and Ensemble

Amjad Ali Khan and his ensemble begin their appointment as the 2022-23 Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Chicago this October. An undisputed master of the music world, sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan is widely credited with reinventing the technique of playing the sarod. Since giving his first performance at the age of six, he has played for audiences worldwide, bringing a new and yet timeless interpretation to the repertoire for the sarod, a nineteen-stringed instrument. Amjad Ali Khan’s passion for bringing the sarod to new audiences has seen him give numerous residencies and hold appointments as Visiting Professor at several universities, including Stanford University, University of New Mexico, York University, and Jacob’s School of Music. Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, Maestro Khan's sons, join him throughout the residency. Both have emerged as esteemed artists, forging a unique artistic vision that comes from a great legacy.

Amjad Ali Khan and his ensemble will make three visits to the University for weeklong residencies in each of the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters of 2022 and 2023. The artists will offer public concerts and events across the UChicago campus. The artists will also participate in interdisciplinary panels and discussions, make classroom visits and presentations, lead workshops withDepartment of Music ensembles, and engage with school and community music programs in the city.

A list of public concerts and events is listed below. Additional details will be announced soon.

New Budapest Orpheum Society

New Budapest Orpheum Society

The New Budapest Orpheum Society is an Ensemble-in-Residence in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. NBOS presents 1-2 concerts each year, drawing upon a wide range of repertories, many forgotten, others preserved in European archives, all poignantly bearing witness to the great tradition of Jewish cabaret.