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Music NOW

Composer Mason Bates (by Todd Rosenberg)

Composer Mason Bates (by Todd Rosenberg)

MusicNOW happens tonight at the Harris Theater, 7:00 PM.

The Chicago Symphony’s contemporary music series “MusicNow” continues with works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Steven Stucky, Dave Maric and a premiere by Mead Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne. The Chicago Symphony’s two composers-in-residence, Anna Clyne and Mason Bates, curate MusicNow.

Watch the video of Mason Bates discussing contemporary music and the collaboration with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Don’t forget WFMT’s new music series, Relevant Tones, Saturdays at 5:00 PM.

Relevant Tones


MusicNow concerts are held at the Harris Theater.

  • John

    Beautiful playing, Alice! I especially enjoyed the Liszt!

  • Anne Li

    This is so gracefully done! Both the music and the interview are inspiring. Your piano playing is so eloquent and subtle.

  • Steve U

    What a pleasure to listen to! You play beautifully and speak very well. Well done.

  • Amanda Scheller

    That was wonderful, Megan! I was blown away by the beautiful songs that you played. I loved hearing you play!

  • Sherry Scheller

    You are an amazing flutist. It was so moving to hear you play. I’m so proud of you, Megan.

  • Joy Bradford

    So beautiful Megan. You are amazing. I always enjoy listening to you.

  • heidi

    Lovely!! So fun to listen to you play!

  • Blue

    I agree with Fralick. That was stunning and I so enjoyed those pieces.

  • Apple

    Just amazing! The sound she creates is brilliant and superb.

  • Pink Peonies

    What an amazing talent! She played all the pieces so meticulously. My favorite was Ravel, Ondine.

  • Eiko

    What a performance! Needless to mention her mastery of challenging skills, I love the way she goes deeper with such beautiful interpretation. Amazing talent.

  • Erick Chavez

    Great job Eriko!
    A professional at such a young age!

  • Jean

    Eriko, this is a thrilling and masterful performance! Thank you so much for your profound understanding, commitment, and obvious love of music. It was surprising and interesting
    to hear about your approach to learning the pieces and your preferences. You are a gift! Love, Dr. Robbins

  • Yumi

    Eriko, I became a big fun of you. Just amazing!!!!

  • akf

    Wow! What an amazing performance!

  • Eddie Pryce

    Eriko, you sound like a pro! My goodness. Would have never thought it was a 14 year old. You sounded very poised in the interview as well. Keep up the great work!

  • Yuko DeVito

    Just marvelous!! I love the amazing performance!!

  • Maiko

    What an amazing performance! Your challenging spirit of trying new difficult pieces of music and building your technique and your interpretation with those are truly sunning!!!