Dal Niente in Berlin w/ Ensemble Adapter & Distractfold
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Dal Niente in Berlin w/ Ensemble Adapter & Distractfold

One network, two concerts, and five ensembles from three continents: On two summer evenings at Radialsystem, the two-part project “Global Adapter” brings together five internationally pioneering ensembles for contemporary music. In July the Berlin-based Ensemble Adapter welcomes Ensemble Dal Niente from Chicago and Distractfold from Manchester. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Ensemble Offspring are bringing reinforcements from New York and Sydney for the opening of the Month of Contemporary Music in September.

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Dal Niente @ Walden School: Faculty works
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Dal Niente @ Walden School: Faculty works

Ensemble Dal Niente performs a concert of world premieres by Walden School faculty members, including Dennis Sullivan, Doug Hertz, Kittie Cooper, Nate May, Rebekah Griffin, Sarah Riskind, Terry Greene, Cody Wright, and Danny Felsenfeld.

Location: Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall, on the campus of the Dublin School

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PARTY 2019
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

PARTY 2019

SUNDAY JUNE 16, 2019 @ 3PM (VIP)/ 4PM (General)

It's time for Dal Niente's 2019 Party! This year's Party features the Chicago premiere of Anthony Cheung's new work, co-commissioned with the L.A. Philharmonic, as well as works by Erin Gee and Igor Santos.

Tickets are $80 VIP, $50 general, and $25 student online, or $90/$60/$30 at the door. VIP tickets include admission to a special pre-concert VIP hour from 3-4 PM, full open bar (beer, wine, and cocktails), and food, with a special group ticket price of $300 for a table of four. The general ticket price includes an open bar and food, while the student ticket price includes food and a cash bar.

PROGRAM:

Erin Gee- Segment of the 4th letter (2007) for bass flute, Bb clarinet, percussion, viola, cello 
Anthony Cheung - new work for large ensemble (2019) (Chicago Premiere)*
Igor Santos - two, two (2015) for octet
Anthony Braxton - Composition nos. 193 (1996) & 228 (1997) for large ensemble
Emma Hospelhorn - Crust, Mantle, Core (2019) for flute
Kyong Mee Choi - Vanished (2019) for harp and electronics

Live DJ set by Murat Çolak

*This work is supported in part by Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

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Dal Niente Presents: Undersea
May
5
3:30 PM15:30

Dal Niente Presents: Undersea

The Dal Niente Wind Trio (Emma Hospelhorn, Andy Nogal, and Katie Schoepflin) is thrilled to premiere Undersea, a new work for piccolo, English horn, and bass clarinet by composer Victoria Cheah, as part of a varied concert that features the full array of sounds available to contemporary woodwind players, from kaleidoscopic quarter tones, to ethereal trills, to jazzy pizzicatos. The flute, clarinet, and oboe blend together in wildly different sonic palettes that alternately sing, squeak, and pizzicato, with sounds that range from the delicate to the bombastic.

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Dal Niente Presents Tarn Travers and Chris Wild: Old and New
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Dal Niente Presents Tarn Travers and Chris Wild: Old and New

Cellist Chris Wild and violinist Tarn Travers join forces to present a recital of string duos and solos at Andersonville’s Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Titled Old and New, the evening’s program features contemporary chamber music inspired by Renaissance era practices of musical ornamentation, presented alongside examples of such inspiration.

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The Body of the State @ KANEKO
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

The Body of the State @ KANEKO

As part of KANEKO's Construct exhibition, Omaha Under the Radar will present a Generator Series event on the theme 'Resilience' featuring Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente performing The Body of the State by Eliza Brown, a monodrama on the life and incarceration of Juana of Castille, written in collaboration with scholars from the Indiana Women's Prison. The event will also feature Omaha songwriter, poet, and at-risk youth advocate Dominique Morgan, and Chicago-based composer/movement artist Jenna Lyle performing Louise, a piece for magnetic-tape garment, movement, theremins, and voice that explores the struggles of feminine identity.

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Dal Niente Presents: Ammie Brod, Viola
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Dal Niente Presents: Ammie Brod, Viola

Memento Mori: life is fleeting and transformation to another state is inevitable. A frequent theme of European religious art from the medieval to the Victorian eras, memento mori is the underlying concept behind a series of new works for solo viola. This concert features Dal Niente violist Ammie Brod, performing newly composed pieces by Alejandro Acierto, Lisa Atkinson, Jacob Sudol, and LJ White as well as Katherine Pukinskis' Quiet Threnody (2015).

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Dal Niente Presents: Ammie Brod, Viola
Dec
9
8:30 PM20:30

Dal Niente Presents: Ammie Brod, Viola

Memento Mori: life is fleeting and transformation to another state is inevitable. A frequent theme of European religious art from the medieval to the Victorian eras, memento mori is the underlying concept behind a series of new works for solo viola. This concert features Dal Niente violist Ammie Brod, performing newly composed pieces by Alejandro Acierto, Lisa Atkinson, Jacob Sudol, and LJ White as well as Katherine Pukinskis' Quiet Threnody (2015).

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Unveiled III: A Celebration of Music at DePaul Side-by-side with DePaul’s Ensemble 20+
Nov
8
9:00 PM21:00

Unveiled III: A Celebration of Music at DePaul Side-by-side with DePaul’s Ensemble 20+

DePaul University’s stellar School of Music opens its new state-of-the-art Holtschneider Performance Center with a festival entitled Unveiled: A Celebration of Music at DePaul. The 9pm concert features indeterminate and improvised music based on works of John Cage, James Tenney, Alejandro Acierto, Amanda DeBoer Barlett, and Anthony Braxton.


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Unveiled II: A Celebration of Music at DePaul Side-by-side with DePaul’s Ensemble 20+
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Unveiled II: A Celebration of Music at DePaul Side-by-side with DePaul’s Ensemble 20+

  • Mary Patricia Gannon Recital Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DePaul University’s stellar School of Music opens its new state-of-the-art Holtschneider Performance Center with a festival entitled Unveiled: A Celebration of Music at DePaul. The 7pm program features works by Silvestre Revueltas, Julian Carrillo, Julio Estrada, and Rebecca Saunders; and world premieres by Christopher Jones, Kurt Westerberg, and Seung-Won Oh.

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Unveiled: A Celebration of Music at DePaul Side-by-side with DePaul’s Ensemble 20+
Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

Unveiled: A Celebration of Music at DePaul Side-by-side with DePaul’s Ensemble 20+

  • West Recital Hall, DePaul University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DePaul University’s stellar School of Music opens its new state-of-the-art Holtschneider Performance Center with a festival entitled Unveiled: A Celebration of Music at DePaul. The 5pm concert includes solo and duo works by Julio Estrada, Julián Orbón, and George Flynn.

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UC Davis Presents Ensemble Dal Niente
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

UC Davis Presents Ensemble Dal Niente

  • Recital Hall, Anne E. Pitzer Center (map)
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Strange vocal sounds, delicate textures, and complex resonances dominate this intricate program of works for winds, strings, and voices, featuring several works written for Ensemble Dal Niente by Alican Camci, Lu Wang, and Erin Gee, as well as ensemble favorites by Enno Poppe and Giacinto Scelsi.

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Dal Niente in Mexico City III: Delfos Danza
Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dal Niente in Mexico City III: Delfos Danza

  • Teatro de la Danza, Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enriquez (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dal Niente performs three concerts in Mexico City on the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enriquez, the ambitious annual festival of the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Belles Artes (National Institute of the Fine Arts).  At the Theater of Dance, we renew our relationship with Deflos Danza Contemporánea (Mazatlan, Mexico) in a program featuring Argentinian-American composer Tomás Gueglio’s Proa (“prow”).

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Dal Niente in Mexico City II: Sounds of Chicago
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Dal Niente in Mexico City II: Sounds of Chicago

Dal Niente performs three concerts in Mexico City on the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enriquez, the ambitious annual festival of the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Belles Artes (National Institute of the Fine Arts).  At the Palace of the Fine Arts, we perform a program of many of our Chicago-based or Chicago-native collaborators, including a new arrangement by Mexico-born, Chicago-residing Luis Fernando Amaya; also included is a new version of a legendary Mexican composer Julio Estrada’s yuunohui’wah for the solo percussion.

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Dal Niente in Mexico City I: Foro Internacional Call for Scores
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Dal Niente in Mexico City I: Foro Internacional Call for Scores

Dal Niente performs three concerts in Mexico City on the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enriquez, the ambitious annual festival of the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Belles Artes (National Institute of the Fine Arts).  At the National Museum of Art, we perform compositions chosen by the Foro’s jury from their international call for scores.

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