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Ensemble Dal Niente

June 4-9 at the University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

Performances at the 2019 June in Buffalo Festival

Ensemble Dal Niente

June 1 as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Noon to Midnight Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA

Performance of a new work by Anthony Cheung alongside pieces by Erin Gee, Igor Santos & Mario Davidovsky

Northwestern University Choirs

May 15 at Northwestern's Galvin Recital Hall - Evanston, IL

Sol​o cello & cello continuo parts for choral works by J.S. Bach & Kile Smith, conducted by Donald Nally

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra

April 20 at the Howard Performing Arts Center (8pm) - Berrien Springs, MI

Leading the orchestra in the program Breath Becomes The Wind, featuring romances and dances by composers Bela Bartok (Dance Suite), Alexander Borodin (Polovtsian Dances) & Sergei Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto No.2), plus Pepe Guízar's mariachi song Guadalajara

Après L'Histoire - Centennial Commisioning Project

April 14 at Constellation (8:30pm) - Chicago, IL

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Igor Stravinsky & C.F. Ramuz’s L’Histoire du soldat, Après L’Histoire has commissioned two new works for septet plus narrator through a call-for-proposals process - these dramatic new compositions by Sarah Westwood & Manel Ribera Torres will receive their premiere performances alongside Eliza Brown's Thirteen Trees (a collaboration with poet Stephen Collis) & Ted Hearne's response to L'Histoire du soldat, a set of miniatures titled Randos

Apasionado Duo

April 12 (Private Event)

Teaming up again with Gabriel Datcu (guitar) & Emi Tanabe (violin) for songs & improvisations in a variety of popular styles

Solo Cello Recital at Western Michigan University

March 29 at the Dalton Center Lecture Hall (7pm) - Kalamazoo, MI

Performing Domenico Gabrielli's Ricercar No.7, Jason Eckart's Practical Alchemy, Chris Biggs' Externalities, Kaija Saariaho's Sept Papillons & Mario Lavista's Cuaderno de viaje

DN Presents Tarn Travers & Chris Wild

March 15 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (7pm) - 1650 W Foster Ave - Chicago, IL

Joining forces with violinist Tarn Travers to perform works new and old, including duos by Eliza Brown, Elliott Carter, Mathias Spahlinger & Guillaume Dufay, and solo works by Matthias Pintscher & Domenico Gabrielli

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra

March 9 at the Howard Performing Arts Center (8pm) - Berrien Springs, MI

Leading the orchestra in the program Spring Destiny, with exotic works by Maurice Ravel (Rapsodie espagnole) & Giuseppe Verdi (Overture to La Forza del Destino) alongside Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante (featuring faculty members Carla Trynchuk & Claudio Gonzalez as soloists)

South Bend Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

On ​February 27, Chris will return to the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, where he occasionally assists Maestro Alastair Willis' rehearsals, and will lead the orchestra in excerpts from Johannes Brahms' Symphony No.1. The SBSO will perform Brahms' symphony on March 2 at the Morris Performing Arts Center alongside works by Sergei Rachmaninoff & John Estacio

Ensemble Dal Niente

February 24 at Constellation - Chicago, IL

As part of Constellation's annual Frequency Festival, Ensemble Dal Niente will give the world premiere performances of works by Ted Hearne & Viola Yip, and present a group improvisation

Herbert Blomstedt Residency

Maestro Herbert Blomstedt's residency at Andrews University, including rehearsals, discussions, and presentations February 12-15

Ensemble Dal Niente

February 9 at KANEKO - Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha Under The Radar presents an evening responding to the theme Resilience, including a per​formance of Eliza Brown's monodrama The Body of the State & solo performances by Jenna Lyle & Dominique Morgan

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra

January 26 at the Howard Performing Arts Center - Berrien Springs, MI

A concert showcasing student winners of the annual Young Artist Competition

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra & University Singers

December 1 at the Howard Performing Arts Center - Berrien Springs, MI

Leading the orchestra's Christmas Concert, featuring selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet as well as a sampling of English Christmas Carols by R​alph Vaughan Williams & Leroy Anderson

Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra

November 4 at the LaSalle-Peru High School Auditorium - LaSalle, IL

Leading the orchestra in a program honoring and reflecting upon the centennial of the World War I Armistice, featuring works by Charles Ives, Augusta Read Thomas, Sir Edward Elgar & Gabriel Fauré

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra

October 27 at the Howard Performing Arts Center - Berrien Springs, MI

Leading the orchestra in the program Healing, featuring works by Eliza Brown (Filaments), Astor Piazzolla (Melodia en la menor), Jean Sibelius (Symphony No.2) & W.A. Mozart (Overture to Don Giovanni)

Ensemble Dal Niente

October 6-9 - Mexico City, Mexico

Performances at the Museo Nacional de Arte, Palacio de Bellas Artes & Teatro de la Danza

Ensemble Dal Niente

September 30 at Constellation - Chicago, IL

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra & University Singers

September 29 at the Howard Performing Arts Center - Berrien Springs, MI

As part of the university's Alumni Gala event, leading the symphony orchestra and chorus in works by Beethoven, Haydn & Gounod​

Peninsula Music Festival

August 5-25 - Ephraim, WI

Conducting the festival's symphony orchestra in works by Wagner, Borodin & Glazunov and serving as Assistant Conductor for the festival's nine symphonic & pops programs

Après L'Histoire - "Earthbound"

June 3 at Constellation - Chicago, IL

Conducting the world premiere of Eliza Brown's Thirteen Trees collaboration with poet Stephen Collis, as well as an arrangement of Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream narrated & sung by Jenna Lyle, & Pauline Oliveros' meditative Earth Ears

Dal Niente Presents Katie Schoepflin, Winston Choi & Chris Wild

March 18 at Constellation - Chicago, IL

Performing trios, duos & solos by Apreghis, Gentilucci, Bedrossian, Saariaho & Eckardt

Ensemble Dal Niente's Northeast Tour

February 15-25 in New York, Providence & Waltham

Performing chamber music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brown University & Brandeis University

Northwestern University DMA Recital

January 17 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - Evanston, IL

For my final performance as a doctoral student at Northwestern University, I will conduct an orchestra comprised of Bienen School of Music students in Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn songs, Ives' Three Places in New England, & Copland's Quiet City. My pre-concert lecture in the hall will begin at 7pm

Ensemble Dal Niente & Delfos Danza Contemporanea

December 2 & 3 at Steppenwolf Theater - Chicago, IL

Performing Mario Lavista's Cuaderno de viaje for solo cello with choreography by Xitlali Pina Poujol

Northwestern University Opera

November 10, 12, 17, 19 at Northwestern's Ryan Opera Theater - Evanston, IL

Guest conductor for productions of Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea, Holst's Savitri, & Milhaud's Le pauvre matelot directed by Joachim Schamberger

Windsor Symphony Orchestra

November 13-15 - Windsor, ON, Canada

Developing and conducting educational presentations featuring members of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Conductors Guild, Maestro Robert Franz, & elementary school students in Windsor

Ensemble Dal Niente

"Piece Her Together"

October 19, 20, 21, 22 at the EDGE Theater - Chicago, IL

The Poetry Foundation

"L'Histoire du soldat"

October 5 at The Poetry Foundation - Chicago, IL

Ensemble Dal Niente

Album Release Concert with composer George Lewis

September 24 at the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL

The Walden School

Musician in residence with the Walden School Players

July-August in Dublin, NH

Ensemble Dal Niente

"PARTY 2017"

June 3 at the Ruth Page Center - Chicago, IL

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Students

"L'Histoire du soldat"

May 30 at Galvin Recital Hall - Evanston, IL

Stravinsky's setting for narrator & ensemble, and guest soloist Natasha Stojanovska in Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

May 5 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - Evanston, IL

Conducting the orchestra in Manuel de Falla's "The Three-Cornered Hat"

The Arts Club of Chicago

"L'Histoire du soldat"

May 2 at the Arts Club of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Civic Music Association - Des Moines, IA

April 22 at Sheslow Auditorium - Des Moines, IA

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Contempo

April 9 at the Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, IL

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

March 10 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - Evanston, IL

Conducting the orchestra in Carl Maria von Weber's "Overture to Oberon"

Northwestern University Student Composers Concert

March 7 at Bienen School of Music - Evanston, IL

Conducting the world premiere of a work by Jose Miguel Arellano​

Northwestern University Bienen Strings

March 4 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - Evanston, IL

Guest conducting the string orchestra in a piece by Arthur Honegger on a program shared with Professor Victor Yampolsky

Ensemble Dal Niente

"Hard Music, Hard Liquor" at the Frequency Series Festival

February 19 at Constellation - Chicago, IL

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

January 28 (2017) at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - Evanston, IL

Guest conducting the orchestra in a piece by Saint-Saens on a program shared with Professor Victor Yampolsky

Ensemble Dal Niente

"PROXIMITY: Enno Poppe"

December 4 (2016) at Merit School of Music's Gottlieb Hall - Chicago, IL

Dal Niente welcomes Enno Poppe to Chicago to work with the ensemble as guest conductor and program curator

Northwestern University DMA Recital

November 19 at Alice Millar Chapel - Evanston, IL

Conducting on orchestra comprised of Bienen School of Music students in Beethoven's Symphony No.3 "Eroica" and Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No.2

Ensemble Dal Niente

Performing on October 27 in Los Angeles and on October 29 in Claremont, CA

Ensemble Dal Niente

Performing​ Alex Mincek's "Flutter" on the concert "Dal Niente Debuts"

September 18 at Constellation - Chicago, IL

Ensemble Dal Niente

Performing and recording music by George Lewis

August 27-28 recording sessions at Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL

August 23 presented by Rush Hour Concerts - St.James Cathedral - Chicago, IL

The Walden School

Musician in residence with the Walden School Players

July-August in Dublin, NH

Oregon Bach Festival

Assistant Conductor for Matthew Halls

July 10 at Silva Concert Hall - Eugene, OR

Leading selected rehearsals for the preparation of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem" with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra & Berwick Chorus

 

Oregon Bach Festival

July 7 - Eugene, OR

Guest conducting the University of Oregon Chamber Choir in J.S. Bach's "Jesu, meine Freude"

 

Oregon Bach Festival

June 29 at Soreng Theater - Eugene, OR

Guest conducting the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Chorus, & Soloists in J.S. Bach's "Christmas Oratorio - Part 5 'Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen'"

 

Oregon Bach Festival

Master Class in Conducting

June 20-July 10 at the University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

 

Ensemble Dal Niente

Ensemble-in-Residence at the June in Buffalo Festival

June 6-10 at the University of Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

 

Ensemble Dal Niente

10th Anniversary "PARTY"

April 30 at Dal Niente Studios - Chicago, IL

 

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Album Release - Balter / Saunier - with Deerhoof

April 29 via New Amsterdam Records

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

April 29 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - Evanston, IL

Conducting the orchestra in Richard Wagner's "Overture to the Flying Dutchman"

 

Northwestern DMA Recital

March 12 at Alice Millar Chapel - Evanston, IL

Together with the Northwestern University Music Academy Chorus, I will conduct the chamber version of Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem," Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings," and Johannes Brahms' "Variations on a Theme by Haydn"

 

Ensemble Dal Niente

Residency at Western Michigan University

March 2-3 - Kalamazoo, MI

Performing works by Rand Steiger, Franco Donatoni, and world premieres by Lisa Coons and Christopher Biggs

 

Ensemble Dal Niente

"Hard Music, Hard Liquor" at the Frequency Series Festival

February 28 at Constellation - Chicago, IL

Performing Beat Furrer's "Solo" for solo cello

 

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

February 6 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - Evanston, IL

Guest Conducting Alberto Ginastero's "Estancia Suite"

 

Ensemble Dal Niente

"Neue Musik" Tour to Chicago, Boston, New York

December 6 at Constellation - Chicago, IL

December 9 at Boston University's Tsai Center - Boston, MA

December 10 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music - New York, NY

Performing works by Enno Poppe, Mark Andre, Carola Bauckholt, Mathias Spahlinger, Johannes Kreidler, and Helmut Lachenmann

 

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Residency at the University of Washington

October 26-31 - Seattle, WA

 

Ensemble Dal Niente

10th Anniversary Season Opener: Canciones

September 20 at Harold Washington Library's Pritzker Auditorium - Chicago, IL

 

Walden School Players

July 16-31 at the Walden School - Dublin, NH

Performing chamber works by Alfred Schnittke, Annie Gosfield, and dozens of student composers

 

Ensemble Dal Niente

Latin American Tour to Mexico, Colombia, Panama

June 18 at MusicArte Festival - Panama City

June 10 at Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango - Bogotá 

June 9 at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Bogotá

June 5 at the International Forum of New Music - Mexico City

Performing works by Rodolfo Acosta, Marcos Balter, Eliza Brown, Gulio Caccini, Andrés Carrizo, Federico Garcia-De Castro, Osvaldo Golijov, Mario Lavista, Dave Reminick, Curtis Rumrill, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Francisco Castillo Trigueros, and Melissa Vargas Franco

 

Ensemble Dal Niente

Residency with the Harvard Group for New Music

May 11-16 at Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

 

Cello Concerto Soloist with the Chicago Composers Orchestra

May 8 at Columbia College Chicago - Chicago, IL

 

Cello Studio Recital

May 2 at Midwest Young Artists - Highwood, IL

 

Ensemble Dal Niente

Dal Niente Presents: PROXIMITY: Rebecca Saunders - 8:30pm - Tickets

April 23 at Constellation - Chicago, IL

 

Playful Talk

April 21 at PianoForte - Chicago, IL

Clarinet trios by Brahms and Piazzolla alongside miniature solos with Cory Tiffin (clarinet) & Yana Reznik (piano)

 

Midwest Young Artists

April 12 & 19 at Ravinia's Bennett Gordon Hall - Highland Park, IL

Performances of string quartets by Haydn, Faure, and Pops by students of mine

 

Music Institute of Chicago

April 11 at Ravinia - Highland Park, IL

Leading a presentation on 20th and 21st Century music with students in the Music Insitute of Chicago's Academy program