It was the kind of evening — intellectually stimulating, impeccably performed and full of surprising, jaw-dropping beauty —that lingers in the mind long after the final note has faded.
— Chicago Classical Review

As a 21st century artist-driven organization, Ensemble Dal Niente relies on contributions, both large and small, to support innovative programming, high-caliber performances, and education programs to young musicians and audiences. Your generosity enables us to continue our mission of presenting the fiercest music of recent decades and serves as an investment not only in our organization, but also in the future of contemporary music and art.

Ensemble Dal Niente is a publicly supported, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. To support our current season, make a secure online donation below.

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Donations can be submitted by mail to the following address:

Ensemble Dal Niente
4045 N. Rockwell Street, Suite 312
Chicago, IL 60618


Current Donors

niente ($20,000+)
International Connections Fund
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

pianissimo ($10,000-$19,999)
The Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development at the Chicago Community Foundation
Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

piano ($5,000-$9,999)
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

mezzo-piano ($2,500-$4,999)
The Alice M. Ditson Fund
The Amphion Foundation, Inc.
The Illinois Arts Council Agency
Northern Trust

sonoro ($1,000-$2,499)
Drew Baker
Jonathan Becker
Tyson Carter
The Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research
Fred Schoepflin
Mei Wu

mezzo-forte ($500-$999)
John Bierbusse
Baird and Carol Brown
James Eschman
InfoMagnetics Technologies USA Corporation
Bruce Oltman
Phyllis Wulliman

forte ($250-$499)
BMI Foundation, Inc.
Steve Brod and Melissa Hall
David and Kathryn Levy, in honor of Reba Cafarelli
Susan and Alan Melsky
Karin Nangreave
Burton Rosenberg


fortissimo ($100-$249)
Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Phillipp Blume
Kirsten Broberg
Chris Brod
Peter Chan
Marcia and Robert Coleman, in honor of Andrew Nogal, oboist
Jason Eckardt
Andrew Edwards
John and Darlene Imhoff
Georgia and Roger Imhoff-Smith
Jonathon Kirk and Joann Cho
George Lewis
Ronald Mills
Calvin Moore
Gregory Nigosian
Shauna Quill and Mark Maupin, in honor of Reba Cafarelli
Andrew Witt

explosivo ($50-$99)
Bernard Dobroski
Ashley Goldmintz
Jane Heron
Walfrid Kujala
Connie Kwan
Jesse Langen
Ian Le
Katherine May
Benjamin Melsky
Florence Nelson
Roger and Pam Nogal
Gerald Rizzer
Carrie Shaw
Jeff and Julie Shaw, in honor of Reba Cafarelli
Sammy Sugiura
Chris Wild and Eliza Brown, in honor of Chris Wild
George Wolfe

con tutta forza ($1-$49)
Doyle Armbrust
Gregory Beyer
Ammie Brod
Edward Buchner
Robert and Reba Cafarelli
Amanda DeBoer
Robert Dillon
Lisa Doerr
Timothy Edwards
Mabel Kwan
Michael Lewanski
Matthew Meltzer
Maciej Milowicki
Ted Moore
Matthew Oliphant
Brian Penkrot
Ian Price
Katherine Schoepflin
Sam Scranton
Sara Strattan
Katelyn Simon
Constance Volk