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Dal Niente Presents: Andrew Nogal, Oboe
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Dal Niente Presents: Andrew Nogal, Oboe

  • Allen Recital Hall, Holtschneider Performance Center (map)
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Oboist Andy Nogal takes a star turn with a program of duo music for oboe and piano that showcases the expressive and technical potential of the oboe as a tool for experimenting with sound and harmony. With pianist Daniel Pesca, who has been Nogal’s duo partner since 2010.

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Ensemble Dal Niente: Humming Between Branches
Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Dal Niente: Humming Between Branches

  • Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Concert Hall (map)
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Dal Niente performs music by leading Mexican and Argentinian composers, including Nur Slim’s Humming Between Branches for soprano with chamber orchestra, in which the singer’s voice dances between and among wildly varied instrumental textures, which shimmer, dive, and groan with kaliedascopic virtuosity. 

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Ensemble Distractfold, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble 20+
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Distractfold, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble 20+

  • Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Concert Hall (map)
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In 2019, Ensemble Dal Niente met up in Berlin with the Distractfold Ensemble, a brilliant UK-based new music group, to collaborate on some truly wild music. Now, Distractfold comes to Chicago, where they, along with Dal Niente and Ensemble 20+, will perform music for their blended ensembles, including George Lewis’s Connectome (2019), which was written for Dal Niente, Distractfold, and Ensemble Adapter and premiered in Berlin in 2019.

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Dal Niente Season Opener/ Ben Melsky Album Release Concert
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Dal Niente Season Opener/ Ben Melsky Album Release Concert

  • Allen Recital Hall, Holtschneider Performance Center (map)
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Celebrate the opening of the Dal Niente season with a concert celebrating the album release of Ben Melsky/ Ensemble Dal Niente on New Focus Recordings! The show will feature live performances of several tracks off of the album, along with larger works by Tim Page, Carola Bauckholt, and Alican Çamci.

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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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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 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)
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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)
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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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