2013 Latino Music Festival Presents: Ensemble Dal Niente
Date: Thu. November 14, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
The Latino Music Festival presents Ensemble Dal Niente, a Chicago-based contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the promotion and advancement of contemporary music through concerts, commissions and educational activities. Through innovative programming, Dal Niente explores the wealth and diversity of music composed in the past century — from the European avant-garde, to American high modernism, to styles influenced by popular music and jazz. Dal Niente was founded by composer Kirsten Broberg in 2004 at Northwestern University and has become one of the country’s leading new music organizations. The ensemble presents the best of music being written today by established, emerging, and as-yet-undiscovered composers. It commissions new works, gives countless premieres, and champions great but neglected compositions — all in addition to regularly performing contemporary and 20th century masterpieces to bring this exceptional music to audiences. Dal Niente includes in its ranks faculty from DePaul University; conducting staff and members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago; former participants in the Lucerne Festival and International Ensemble Moderne Academies; and past fellows of the Aspen Music Festival’s Contemporary Ensemble.
Concert begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating is available first come, first served. Reservations not required.