Access Contemporary Music

Access Contemporary Music Performances

Check out musical performances at-  

Two-Fifty 250 E Wisconsin Ave, from 12:00 to 3:00
Music composed by Asta Hyvärinen
Performed by JJ Koh – clarinet and Kristian Ring – cello

Colby Abbot 759 N Milwaukee St, from 1:00 to 4:00
Music composed by Cristina Spinei
Performed by Peter Thomas – cello and Ben Adler – clarinet

Clock Shadow Building 130 W Bruce St, from 1:00 to 4:00.
Music composed by Rob Laidlow
Performed by Elizabeth Warne – violin and Alicia Storin – cello

Access Contemporary Music (ACM) is a non profit organization dedicated to integrating musical creativity into everyday life.  We carry out this mission in several ways: We have three storefront music schools in Chicago which currently serve 270 students and teach creativity alongside note reading.  We have an annual concert season of music by living composers performed by our resident ensemble Palomar that also includes our popular Sound of Silent Film Festival which features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films.

ACM has partnered with several cities in the Open House Worldwide program including New York, Chicago, Helsinki, Barcelona and, most recently, Milwaukee, to create custom music for the spaces and have musicians perform the music in the spaces on the day of the event.  ACM’s global composer membership program is where all of this wonderful new music comes from.