Upcoming Chicago Concerts
As part of a co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dal Niente will premiere a new composition by Anthony Cheung at the LAPhil’s Noon to Midnight Festival June 1st, before returning home to give the work its Chicago premiere.
Ensemble Dal Niente performs new works by undergraduate composers at the University of Chicago.
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.
As part of its 2018 Stanford Residency, Ensemble Dal Niente performs new works by graduate composers at Stanford University, including Hassan Ali Estakhrian, Utku Asuroglu, Davor Branimir Vincze, Julie Herndon, Charlie Sdraulig, Andrew Watts, and Nicholas Anthony Virsi.
For the third installment in the STAGED series, guest soprano Ah Young Hong joins Dal Niente to reprise her role as the “lone, blazing star” (The New York Times) in Michael Hersch's On The Threshold of Winter, a searing, unflinching confrontation of the human journey. Get Tickets
Join us for the world premiere of Chicago-based composer Tomás Gueglio’s Proa (“Prow”) for four dancers and harp, in which harpist and dancers use sound, clothing, and bodies to explore themes of migration, immigration, alienation, and identity. Featuring the Mazatlán-based Delfos Danza Contemporánea.