350 MUSICIANS, 54 WORLD PREMIERES
If that doesn’t get your blood pumping, you may want to see a doctor. That’s right, folks! Ear Taxi Festival 2016 is almost here! If you are even slightly in the vicinity of Chicago, or you love new music enough to get yourself there, you should think about purchasing your tickets today.
In 2008 the Alice M. Ditson Fund at Columbia University generously instituted a biennial festival supporting emerging composers of classical contemporary music.
Spearheaded by Ditson Advisory Committee member and University of Chicago Professor Augusta Read Thomas, the Ear Taxi Festival – October 5-10, 2016 – is a celebration of Chicago’s thriving contemporary music scene with concerts, lectures, marathons, webcasts and artist receptions featuring New Music Chicago and New Music USA. Co-curated by Augusta Read Thomas and conductor Stephen Burns and a curatorial committee of Chicago’s leadingartists and intellectuals the festival is a joy-ride through Chicago’s new music scene. From Mana Contemporary and the University of Chicago on the south-side to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and The Chicago Cultural Center in the loop, to Constellation on the north-side, the whole city will be humming with the sounds of creativity and innovation.