Present Ensemble Dal Niente

Ensemble Dal Niente is a Chicago-based contemporary music collective that presents and performs new music in ways that redefine the listening experience and advance the art form.

Presenters, universities, and concert series are invited choose from our flexible roster of 22 musicians and diverse repertoire to craft unique performance and residency programs, including concerts, workshops, composer reading sessions, panels, and masterclasses. 


Learn more about our current program offerings on our PROJECT page, including programs for large, medium, and small ensemble. 

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Work with us to craft an educational program that supports your curriculum needs. Learn more on our EDUCATION page.



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Photo: Aleks Karjaka

Photo: Aleks Karjaka

Photo: Aleksandr Karjaka / Karjaka Studios

Photo: Aleksandr Karjaka / Karjaka Studios

Photo: Aleksandr Karjaka / Karjaka Studios

Photo: Aleksandr Karjaka / Karjaka Studios


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Press Quotes

a superb contemporary-music collective
— New York Times - December 2015
Dal Niente is a model of what contemporary music needs, but seldom gets, to reach and engage a wider public.
— Chicago Tribune - November 2010
gifted young ensembles like Dal Niente are giving us an exhilarating way to experience the music of our own time.
— Chicago Classical Review - November 2014
Dal Niente’s contribution is [to bring] hard-core Modernism up to date, with contemporary and even pop culture invited to the table, as long as the results are structurally rigorous and original.
— The LA Times - October 2016
What I saw and heard at Dal Niente’s performance last Thursday was, for me, more than a political statement. It was more than a treatise on intonation. It was more than any metaphor could have prepared me for.
—, March 2013

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