Contemporary Music

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition is a dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary environment for the creation, performance, and study of new music at the University of Chicago. The Center brings exemplary professional and student composers and artists together to collaborate and share their talents by creating and presenting innovative works that will shape the future of contemporary music.

The CCCC presents an annual concert series featuring performances of world premiere works by leading and emerging composers featuring the resident Grossman Ensemble, a supergroup of Chicago’s contemporary musicians. The Ensemble comprises musicians of the highest caliber whose passion is to perform music with a sensitive understanding, meticulous preparation, and abundant rehearsal time. World premiere works are developed over several weeks, during a series of unique workshopping rehearsals focusing on the interaction between composers, musicians, and conductors. This process allows the music time to grow and fully inhabit the minds of the composers and musicians.

Single tickets for all CCCC & Grossman Ensemble shows will be available on August 8, 2024.