Dal Niente in So Cal: Los Angeles
Oct
27
7:30 pm19:30

Dal Niente in So Cal: Los Angeles

For their Los Angeles debut, Dal Niente brings their incisive interpretation and electric performance style to four pieces written for them by composers who push the boundaries of new music in radically different directions.

Dal Niente in So Cal: Claremont
Oct
29
8:00 pm20:00

Dal Niente in So Cal: Claremont

  • Garrison Theater

Dal Niente's Scripps Presents performance in Claremont will feature three works written for the ensemble by composers who push the boundaries of new music in radically different directions: Natacha Diels, Greg Saunier, and Katherine Young. Reserve Tickets

"Spacetime" at Elm Place Middle School
Nov
16
8:00 am08:00

"Spacetime" at Elm Place Middle School

  • Elm Place Middle School

The grades 6-8 music faculty at Elm Place Middle School have invited Ensemble Dal Niente to design and unveil a new project for band, choir, and orchestra students - "Spacetime." Members of Ensemble Dal Niente will demonstrate and teach contemporary music concepts and skills in multiple settings, laying the groundwork for the school's music students to combine and collaborate in guided improvisations. Dal Niente's residency will conclude with a variety of performances featuring students and members of Ensemble Dal Niente.

PROXIMITY: Enno Poppe, guest conductor & composer
Dec
4
4:00 pm16:00

PROXIMITY: Enno Poppe, guest conductor & composer

  • Merit School of Music - Gottlieb Hall

Ensemble Dal Niente welcomes Enno Poppe to Chicago to work with the ensemble for the first time as guest conductor and program curator for the ensemble’s “Proximity” series. Poppe’s highly original style, marrying strange, organic, and microtonal language with a classical sense of development, has made him a Dal Niente favorite. As critic Paul Griffiths put it: “Poppe writes music that is at once natural and weird, as perhaps nature is.”

DN Presents: Jesse Langen, guitar
Jan
8
8:30 pm20:30

DN Presents: Jesse Langen, guitar

  • Constellation

Jesse Langen plays a recital of new music for electric guitar with themes of transference and duplication, ranging from the exquisite to the nightmarish.  The show will include multiple guitars and stations, with stereo setups, electronics, and talkbox.

Dal Niente at the Merit School of Music
Jan
21
12:00 pm12:00

Dal Niente at the Merit School of Music

  • Merit School of Music

Ensemble Dal Niente makes its debut interacting with the full student body at Chicago's Merit School of Music, beginning with a performance on the "Live from Gottlieb" concert series. Dal Niente's performance will demonstrate a spectrum of musical skills, including acoustic and electroacoustic chamber music interpretations, improvisation, songwriting, and arranging. Evening discussions between students and ensemble members will facilitate further examination of related musical topics, including pre-professional considerations.

Dal Niente @ Spectrum NYC
Jan
23
7:00 pm19:00

Dal Niente @ Spectrum NYC

  • Spectrum NYC

Flutist Emma Hospelhorn, oboist Andrew Nogal, and clarinetist Katie Schopeflin perform a wide-ranging set of works that reflect the full range of woodwind virtuosity.

Frequency Festival: Hard Music, Hard Liquor
Feb
19
7:30 pm19:30

Frequency Festival: Hard Music, Hard Liquor

  • Constellation

Dal Niente’s (in)famous Hard Music, Hard Liquor series returns, once again featuring both individual performers in solo pieces that push the limits of instrumental possibility, and large-scale ensemble pieces that redefine those limits in a collective context. This concert will mark the close of the second annual Frequency Festival of new music, hosted by writer and impresario Peter Margasak.

DN Presents: Duo Diorama
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

DN Presents: Duo Diorama

  • Roosevelt University - Ganz Hall

Ensemble Dal Niente members MingHuan Xu (violin) and Winston Choi (piano) team up as Duo Diorama. This program will include works by Elliott Carter, Mario Davidovsky, Robert Lombardo, and Huang Ruo. 

SCI Conference
Mar
30
Mar 31

SCI Conference

  • Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Hall

Ensemble Dal Niente is delighted to return to Western Michigan University as one of multiple ensembles-in-residence at the Society of Composers, Inc.’s 2017 national conference. Stay tuned for more information about Dal Niente’s programming as selected composers are announced.

Des Moines: Civic Music Association
Apr
22
7:30 pm19:30

Des Moines: Civic Music Association

  • Sheslow Auditorium

For their Iowa debut, Ensemble Dal Niente presents a program that links works from Dal Niente’s core repertoire to music of the past - including works by Greg Saunier, LJ White, Marcos Balter, Jessie Marino, Berlioz, Brahms, and Ligeti.

DN Presents: Greg Beyer, percussion
May
7
8:30 pm20:30

DN Presents: Greg Beyer, percussion

  • Constellation

Dal Niente percussionist Gregory Beyer presents “You Did This to Me!” For the occasion of his 44th birthday, Beyer offers a recital of every solo work he has performed with Dal Niente since first performing with the ensemble in 2011. Join us for this special opportunity to reflect and reconsider a large body of diverse and challenging works that, taken as a whole, celebrate joyous personal transformation through engagement with the musical community.

PARTY 2017
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

PARTY 2017

  • Ruth Page Center for the Arts

The annual Dal Niente PARTY: a non-traditional performance space, a flexible floor plan, music paired with food and beverages, a relaxed environment where audiences can mingle and move around, and musical performances that run the gamut from the hilarious to the sublime. Dal Niente is saving some of its most breathtaking performances for its 2017 PARTY, offering compositions of varying extremes and stylistic influence that ensure all audience members will find a personal, unforgettable experience.

June in Buffalo
Jun
5
Jun 10

June in Buffalo

  • University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY

Ensemble Dal Niente is delighted to return to June in Buffalo as an ensembles-in-residence at the 27th festival hosted by the University at Buffalo’s Center for 21st Century Music. Stay tuned for more information about Dal Niente’s programming and activities as participating faculty and students are announced.


Dal Niente Debuts
Sep
18
8:30 pm20:30

Dal Niente Debuts

  • Constellation

Dal Niente’s season opener celebrates the group’s commitment to engaging Chicago’s vastly diverse new music scene and to bringing new art into the world with a program of works by composers new to Chicago, Ensemble Dal Niente, or both. Buy Tickets

Recording Sessions with George Lewis
Aug
27
Aug 28

Recording Sessions with George Lewis

Dal Niente’s forthcoming recording project with George Lewis marks the first-ever album solely devoted to the artist’s notated compositions. George’s music is influenced by his decades of boundary-crossing work as a trombonist, improviser, computer musician, composer, scholar, and multimedia artist. His work’s resistance to classification invites recording by Ensemble Dal Niente, whose musicians are committed to stretching themselves through thoughtful and ambitious projects.