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. 

The STAGED project culminates in Dal Niente's 2018 PARTY with a new staging of Arnold Schoenberg’s classic Pierrot Lunaire, featuring Soprano Carrie Henneman-Shaw, along with world premieres by Ted Hearne and Sky Macklay.

"Whatever you do, don’t tell Ensemble Dal Niente to focus. Embarking on everything from audiovisual projects to cultural exchanges with Latin American composers to its latest venture—a CD produced in collaboration with the indie rock band Deerhoof—the Chicago-based music collective traverses contemporary music’s far-flung worlds with giddy ease." - The Chicago Maroon