Upcoming Chicago Concerts
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.
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.
For the closing concert of Constellation’s annual Frequency Festival, Dal Niente brings two incredible composers back to Chicago with world premieres from Viola Yip and Ted Hearne.
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.
For this concert at New Music New College, Dal Niente presents recent works by George Lewis, Katie Young, Anthony Braxton, and Anthony Cheung.
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.