Ear Taxi Festival 2016

Source: Ear Taxi Festival 2016, a concert series and set of related events, will take place in Chicago in October 2016.

Spearheaded by Ditson Advisory Committee member and University of Chicago Professor Augusta Read Thomas, the 2016 Ear Taxi Festival 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 conductor Stephen Burns and a curatorial committee of Chicago’s leading artists 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.

Featured composers include Olivia Block, George Lewis, Nicole Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Michael Pisaro, and others. Performers include Ensemble Dal Niente, ICE, Spektral Quartet, and many more.