Compose With Me: A Marathon for Beirut

"Compose With Me: A Marathon for Beirut" is a 12-hour livestream fundraiser to raise money for LGBTQ+ & Migrant Worker communities in Beirut, two groups who are most likely to be neglected for aid. Throughout the day on Saturday, October 17 at 8am CDT / 9am EDT, and with the help of their musical community […]

Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Music Festival

Lot of Strings Music Festival features four of the most exciting and critically acclaimed string quartets over the course of four Thursday evenings atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking lot. Enjoy the thrill of live music, and stunning sunsets from the comfort of your own socially distant 8’x8’ block. Bring your own chairs and refreshments […]

Bang on a Can Marathon Live Online

SIX NONSTOP HOURS OF LIVE STREAMING MUSIC! On Saturday, October 18 from 2pm - 8pm CDT / 3pm - 9pm EDT, Bang on a Can re-ignites with 6 hours of nonconformist, noncommercial, boundary-smashing music. Kick off is at 2pm/3pm with a special birthday tribute to master composer George Crumb (91 years young!) and close off with a […]


Join VocalEssence for a special online musical event to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment—a critical milestone in the centuries-long struggle to let the voices of women be heard. VocalEssence lifts up those voices through music composed by women from the past 100 years—including Mabel Daniels, Alice Parker, Rosephanye  Powell, and Jocelyn Hagen—who took the risk and shared their dreams. Guiding us on the journey will be acclaimed actor Sally Wingert and […]


AURA: One on One is a video series featuring performances of exciting solo works by members of AURA Contemporary Ensemble. The music to be performed has been written by some of today’s most innovative composers, who will be interviewed by the performers at the end of each video. Beginning on October 5th, new episodes are presented […]

Kalo Taxidi: Evening of Original Music

Dr. Chris Granias, along with fellow composers and musicians, have worked hard to make the 4th Annual Kalo Taxidi Concert a fun and memorable experience! Although the format will look a little different this year, it is important to remember that MS does not stop because of this pandemic, and neither will we. People living […]

Advocating for Gender Equity: UNEVEN MEASURES Roundtable Series

This month, I CARE IF YOU LISTEN and American Composers Forum will host a series of Zoom roundtable discussions on gender equity in the contemporary arts as part of our shared UNEVEN MEASURES series. Through interviews, collaborative essays, artist-curated playlists, and live discussions, UNEVEN MEASURES marks the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th […]

EnsembleNEWSRQ announces a “newStart” to its 2020-21 season

EnsembleNEWSRQ announces a “newStart” to its 2020-21 season, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The chamber music group, now in its fifth season, will take a cautious approach to reintroducing live musical performance, with its five upcoming programs gradually increasing in size as pandemic and vaccine news is monitored. Concerts will be offered in a […]

Lunchtime Concert Series – Autumn 2020 features black composers

The University of Liverpool presents some of their very best instrumental tutors performing an exciting range of repertoire in our flagship SSL Studio. The concerts also showcase the continuation and creativity of their partnerships with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Solem Quartet. In celebration of Black History Month this October you can also find […]

New Works Commission Composer Sessions


The New Works Commission Composer Sessions is hosted by composer and National Sawdust Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Paola Prestini. Designed for composers and free for all to enjoy, these Sessions […]

Kaufman Music Center’s 2020 Gala

Kaufman Music Center's 2020 Gala has been rescheduled as a virtual event on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 6pm CDT / 7pm EST.  Presenting the Creative Arts Award to Desmond Child Grammy-winning / Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. Featuring performances by Conrad Tao and Seth Parker Woods, Kaufman Music Center Artists-in-Residence. The 2020 virtual Gala will be an […]

Music in Bloom 2020 Virtual Festival

The Music in Bloom 2020 Virtual Festival will present 10 world premiere performances by world-class classical musicians in 4 virtual concerts. The Music in Bloom Festival is taking the concert stage online this October by presenting 4 virtual world premiere performances of works by living composers. The five Music in Bloom solo artists, along with […]