Ensemble Dal Niente 2015-16 Season

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Chicago Concerts
New Music Chicago 10 Year Birthday Bash
Friday, September 11, 2015
7:30pm 9:30pm
PianoForte Chicago
Join Dal Niente along with a host of other Chicago-based performers and composers to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of New Music Chicago, an organization devoted to promoting the city’s vibrant contemporary music community.

Chicago Concerts, Dal Niente Presents
Dal Niente Presents: Hasco Duo
Monday, September 14, 2015
8:00pm 9:30pm
The Hideout
Legendary Chicago bar The Hideout will host Dal Niente musicians Jesse Langen (guitar) and Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (soprano) as they perform works by Morgan Krauss, Jonathan Sokol, Ray Evanoff, and Max Grafe.

Chicago Concerts
Latino Music Festival Presents Dal Niente’s 10th Anniversary Season Opener: Canciones
Sunday, September 20, 2015
2:00pm 4:00pm
Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library
Fresh off a summertime tour of Mexico, Colombia and Panama, Ensemble Dal Niente presents a concert that explores the rich diversity of music being composed today in Central and South America.

Residencies
Ensemble Dal Niente at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC)
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 4:30pm Wed, Sep 30, 2015 11:30pm
Voertman Concert Hall – College of Music
Ensemble Dal Niente is excited to be a resident ensemble at the 41st International Computer Music Conference taking place at the University of North Texas. The theme of the conference, Looking Back, Looking Forward, invites participants to reflect on the innovations, developments and artistic challenges over the past century, and to articulate a vision for the future. Dal Niente will perform multiple works selected from an international call for scores.

Chicago Concerts, Dal Niente Presents
Dal Niente Presents: Matthew Oliphant
Sunday, October 18, 2015
8:30pm 10:00pm
Constellation Chicago
Creatively playing with the wide range of sounds available to the horn has long been a focus for Niente Matt Oliphant. Using a variety of techniques and equipment, he will perform a set of pieces focusing on the use of the horn’s sound color.

Residencies
Dal Niente Residency at University of Washington
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 9:00am Fri, Oct 30, 2015 9:00pm
University of Washington – School of Music
Ensemble Dal Niente looks forward to collaborating with one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading centers for new music, The University of Washington. Throughout this residency, Dal Niente will perform significant works for ensemble by faculty members Joel Durand and Huck Hodge, tackle a visceral duo for oboe and percussion by the iconic composer Iannis Xenakis, improvise with live electronics, and work closely with graduate composition students through workshops and the performance of new works.

Chicago Concerts, Residencies
Dal Niente at NUNC! 2
Sunday, November 8, 2015
12:00pm 8:00pm
Northwestern University – Bienen School of Music
Ensemble Dal Niente is thrilled to return to Northwestern University, where numerous Nientes have studied over the years, for the university’s second New Music Conference.

Tours, Chicago Concerts
Neue Musik Tour – Chicago
Sunday, December 6, 2015
8:30pm 10:30pm
Constellation Chicago
Each composer featured on the Neue Musik program lives and works in Germany today, exhibiting at once an engagement with and struggle against the country’s rich cultural and musical tradition.

Tours
Neue Musik Tour – Boston
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
8:00pm 10:00pm
Boston University – Tsai Center
Each composer featured on the Neue Musik program lives and works in Germany today, exhibiting at once an engagement with and struggle against the country’s rich cultural and musical tradition.

Tours
Neue Musik Tour – New York
Thursday, December 10, 2015
7:30pm 9:30pm
DiMenna Center presented by Permutations
Each composer featured on the Neue Musik program lives and works in Germany today, exhibiting at once an engagement with and struggle against the country’s rich cultural and musical tradition.

Chicago Concerts, Dal Niente Presents
Dal Niente Presents: Mabel Kwan, piano
Sunday, January 3, 2016
8:30pm 10:00pm
Constellation Chicago
Dal Niente pianist Mabel Kwan celebrates the release of her solo album with a program of recent works for piano and clavichord.

Chicago Concerts, Dal Niente Presents
Dal Niente Presents: Ben Melsky and Jesse Langen
Saturday, January 23, 2016
8:30pm 10:30pm
Elastic Arts
The harp and guitar; two instruments alike in sound, technique, and timbre yet largely unexplored as a formal ensemble. With the support of the City of Chicago’s DCASE Individual Artist Program, Ben Melsky, harpist, and Jesse Langen, guitarist, are thrilled to commission new works for the duo from Drew Baker, Fred Gifford, Tomás Gueglio, and Kasia Szczech.

Chicago Concerts
Frequency Festival: Hard Music, Hard Liquor
Sunday, February 28, 2016
7:30pm 9:30pm
Ensemble Dal Niente revives its much-loved “Hard Music, Hard Liquor” series for the Frequency Festival. The program pits intensely virtuosic solo and small chamber works against larger ensemble pieces.

Residencies
Dal Niente at Western Michigan University
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
9:00am 10:00pm
Western Michigan University
Dal Niente returns to Western Michigan University for the third time to collaborate with its stellar School of Music.

Chicago Concerts, Dal Niente Presents
Dal Niente Presents: Emma Hospelhorn and Katie Schoepflin
Sunday, March 6, 2016
8:30pm 10:30pm
Constellation Chicago
From Steve Reich’s minimalist classic New York Counterpoint to a world premiere for winds, voices, bodies and live electronics by Chicago’s own Ben Sutherland, this program of works for flutes, clarinets, and electronics invites audiences to explore the spatial boundaries of music.

Residencies
Dal Niente Residency with Northwestern University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble: Haas’ in vain
Thursday, March 10, 2016
7:30pm 9:30pm
Northwestern University School of Music
Musicians from Ensemble Dal Niente will coach and perform alongside students from Northwestern University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble in Georg Friedrich Haas’s turn of the century masterpiece, in vain.

Chicago Concerts
Midwest Young Artists Presents: Music at the Fort with Ensemble Dal Niente
Saturday, April 9, 2016
7:00pm 9:00pm
MYA Center at Fort Sheridan
Dal Niente is making its performing debut at one of the nation’s leading organizations for music education, Midwest Young Artists.

Chicago Concerts
Dal Niente: Party 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
5:00pm 10:00pm
MANA Contemporary
Ensemble Dal Niente is throwing a 10th Anniversary Season party celebrating its history amongst the Chicago arts community and the release of two new albums! With the collaboration of Chicago’s Parlour Tapes+, Party 2016 will stretch the ensemble to new artistic limits

Residencies
Dal Niente at June in Buffalo
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 9:00am Mon, Jun 13, 2016 10:00pm
University of Buffalo – Department of Music
Ensemble Dal Niente is delighted to make its first appearance at June in Buffalo as performers at the 26th festival hosted by the University at Buffalo’s Center for 21st Century Music. Stay tuned for more information about Dal Niente’s programming and activities at June in Buffalo.