Upcoming Performances

Ryan Bourque photography
July 9
7:00-10:00 CST
all-cello concert
featuring solo sets from Uncle Valentine, Kelsee Vandervall, Jordan Hamilton, Kate Wakefield, Helen Money, Planchette
$5 suggested donation
July 10
7:30 CST

Past Performances:

April 18
LiveStream Festival
Planchette set
April 9
April 5
Planchette set
Mar 21
Modlin Center for the Arts
Richmond, VA
Manual Cinema Frankenstein
Feb 27-29, Mar 1
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Eugene, OR
Mar 4
Yellowknife Northern Arts & Cultural Centre
Yellowknife, Canada
Mar 8
The Port Theatre
British Columbia, Canada
Mar 12
Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse, Canada
Feb 20
Bell Box performance with Akosuen (Billie Howard), Planchette, & Chad Langford w/ Isadora Zidore
Oggi Gallery
Feb 15
Hideout Makeout Party
Irish American Heritage Center
Feb 5
PLANCHETTE album release show featuring Susan Voelz and projections by Flex Your Love Muscles
Hungry Brain
Jan 25
Origin of Animal + Chicago Composers Orchestra
Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University
Dec 22
The Bangers’ Christmas Concert
(aka Girl Group Chicago)
The Hideout
Dec 13
Deep Field Soft Launch Cocktail Party

October 19
performing with Billy Martin (aka illy B) Improv Orchestra!
Red Room

October 12
Caleb Willitz Band / A Light Sleeper / Nora Barton
Homan Gardens
7:30 doors, 8:00 show

Sept 26 –
Abbey Road 50th anniversary concert
The Chapel (San Francisco)
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Mucca NYE
August 24 –
Mucca Pazza @ SummerDance festival
Millenium Park, Chicago

Sunday, August 11

Origin of Animal
at Thirsty Ears Festival 2019
(Chicago’s only classical music street festival!)
featuring: Saint-Saens, Stravinsky, Amos Gillespie,
Kevin Gilbert, and Vivaldi
All Saints Church

Friday, August 9
New Compositions from Kieran Daly & Nomi Epstein
Elastic Arts

Thursday, August 8
Hungry Brain
w/ Les Vikq and A Light Sleeper

Thursday, August 1
“Meet them with Music”
-A concert to support immigrant and refugee rights-
Bach, Villa Lobos, and more cello quartets! 

Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave

Sunday, July 28

Mucca plays before Weird Al Yankovic
6:30 on the Lawn

Monday, July 1 
Myopic Books
improv collaboration with guitarist Chris Riggs

Friday, June 21
Cello Quartets
Make Music Chicago 2019
William Harris Lee studio
410 S. Michigan ave #560

Friday, June 21
Snail Band
(slowed down klezmer inspired chamber music)
Forest Playschool 5801 Pulaski Rd

Tuesday, June 18
Barton / Himelstein / Howard
a collaboration show of improvised piano, cello, supercollider and voice
Elastic Arts
9:00 – $10

Sunday, May 19
New Music at The Green Mill

I will be performing a short solo set as part of the
new music series at The Green Mill


May 8
Miles Davis’ “Birth of the Cool” performed LIVE!
Fulton Street Collective
Hosted by Origin of Animal
Doors at 8:00, show at 9:00
$10 suggested donation

Friday, May 3
Mucca Pazza celebrates
International Tuba Day

April 26
Bell Box Performance Showcase
OGGI gallery, Pilsen
I will be performing a short solo set and sharing the night with a variety of acts from poetry, to comedy and original music!
Doors at 6:30, free / donations accepted

April 12-14
Manual Cinema – “Mementos Mori”
@ The Broad Stage
Santa Monica, CA

March 21
A·pe·ri·od·ic (39)

Fulton Street Collective

March 6
NbN Trio album release
“Solos after Trios”
Elastic Arts

February 23
Hideout Makeout Party
The Hideout

February 20
Frequency Fest w/ a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble

The music of Catherine Lamb

February 15
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood cover band
The Hideout

February 8 & 9
“Ada / Ava” w/ Manual Cinema
Duke University

January 16 – 27
“End of TV” w/ Manual Cinema
Arts Emerson – Boston, MA


Dec 31
Mucca Pazza New Year’s Eve
w/ Absolutely Not + Fuzzbox DJs
Lincoln Hall

Nov 24
solo set at Chill Fest
Little Broken Things – 2137 N Western

Nov 11
ExtraOcular and A Light Sleeper
Oggi Gallery, 5:00

Nov 4
Collaborative set with Billie Howard and Chad Langford
Haufbrau – Bozeman, MT

Nov 2
Creative Expression through Music
Bozeman, MT

Oct 28
Logan Square Halloween Parade
w/ Mucca Pazza

October 20
“End of TV” w/ Manual Cinema
Green Music Center – Sonoma, CA

October 11
“End of TV” w/ Manual Cinema
Open Spaces – Kansas City, MO

September 29
Mucca Pazza / Open Spaces: A Kansas City Arts Experience
4pm / 
Kansas City, MO

September 23
“Beyond the Gate” featuring Grouper / Mute Duo Ensemble / Hilary Woods
7pm / Bohemian National Cemetery

September 21
Classical Revolution Chicago presents:
Douglas Cello Quartet
7:00 / The Store

September 9
Abbey Bowed string quartet

5:00 / Front Porch concert series
Irving Park, Chicago

September 7
Mucca Pazza
7:00 / Krannert Center (Champaign, IL)
50th Anniversary Celebration

September 1
Mucca Pazza
8:00 / Space (Evanston)

August 21
w/ Daniel Wyche Quartet Efrim Manuel Menuck (of Godspeed You! Black Emperor) /  / TALsounds
9:00 / Empty Bottle


Daniel Wyche, Nora Barton, Katie Young, Michael Nicosia


August 17
Sonny Falls record release party
9:00 / Empty Bottle

July 29
Scripts – Record Release Show:
Akosuen & Cinchel, Holy Family
7:00 / Elastic Arts


Jason Shanley (Cinchel),William McEvilly (Holy Family), Edward Hamel (ONLY), Nora, Billie Howard (Akosuen), David Paha (Fiction Wisdom)

July 22
Classical Revolution presents:
Triple Reed Trio, 5:00 @ The Store

July 15
60th annual Dearborn Garden Walk

July 11
Park Forest, IL

July 10
NbN Trio + guests (Brock, Morris, Maunu)
Elastic Arts, 8:00

June 9
Mucca Pazza plays Andersonville Midsommarfest

May 29, 8:00pm
“A Tribute to LOW”

Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark

May 23, 7:30pm
Classical Revolution Chicago presents “Ravenswood Winds play Radiohead”
Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley

May 21, 7:30pm
“Igel” Piano Trio plays Mendelssohn and Mozart  /  St Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Chicago IL

May 12 & 14
Praise + Punk:  Chicago Sinfonietta vs Mucca Pazza
May 12 in Naperville, May 14 downtown Chicago

May 9, 7:30
“She Must Die” / Links Hall

April 15    8:30pm  /  Constellation
a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble presents Gerhard Staebler and Kunsu Shim Residency

April 7    8:00pm  /  First Works in Providence, RI
“LULA DEL RAY” with Manual Cinema

April 5    8:30pm  /  Savannah Music Festival
“LULA DEL RAY” with Manual Cinema

March 21  7:30pm / Classical Revolution Chicago presents “Happy 333rd Bday to Bach!” / Gallery Cabaret
Bach’s 333rd bday bash chamber jam

March 17    3:00pm  /  Sound Program: “Cathy Hsiao: Movement 1, Bloom” + short improvised cello+effects set
Goldfinch, 319 N Albany
Sound Program link

March 10    10:00am  /  William Harris Lee studio (410 S. Michigan ave)
The Lucky Trikes (improvised story time for kids!)

Feb 25    2:00pm  /  Preston Bradley Hall
Julius Eastman Portrait concert curated by Seth Parker Woods (Frequency Fest)

Feb 25  9:00pm / Bourbon on Division
Abbey Bowed string quartet presents “Abbey Road”

Feb 21  7:30pm / Hopleaf
Pivot Arts: Live Talk with Glass Trio

Feb 18  9:00pm / Century Mallet
w/ Akosuen

Feb 16    7:00pm  /  The Store
Classical Revolution Chicago presents: Strings of Love!

Feb 10    8:30pm  /  The Hideout
The 12th Annual Makeout Party
“And Evening of Aural Intercourse”

Feb 5    8:00pm  /  Cafe Mustache
Glass Trio (vocal trio + strings) opens for Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Jan 19    8:30pm / Elastic Arts
a.pe.ri.od.ic presents CHRISTIAN WOLFF


Nov 14 – Jan 14:  FIREBRAND THEATRE presents LIZZIE BORDEN the musical

Dec 17  – 7:30pm – St Alphonsus – “From London to Chicago” – Christmas with the Community Renewal chorus and the choirs of St Alphonsus

Dec 23  8:00pm – The Hideout – Christmas with The Bangers

Oct 29 – Mucca Pazza – Logan Square Halloween Parade
Mucca Halloween

Oct 26 – NbN Trio closes out the NPL’s Sonic Explorations series
7:00, Northbrook Public Library


NbN Trio, photo by Ryan Bourque

Oct 22 – aperiodic ensemble performs “Time with People” aka The Trash Opera!
3:00, University of Iowa, details here

Oct 1 – COURTCHELLA (outdoor fall courtyard festival)
3-11pm at The Ridgedale Courtyard
5931 N Paulina ave

Sept 29 – ExtraOcular / Les Viqs / Protovulcan at TOWNSHIP

Aug 1: Ambient Cello & Hatha Yoga @ Oliva Gallery, 7pm, $15

Aug 2: ExtraOcular / Black Friars Social Club @ GMan Tavern

Aug 5: Closed Casket, Day 2: The Complete Baudelaire in a Box (performing w/ Bobby Conn & Monica Boubou)

July 6:  solo set (cello+effects pedals) at Comfort Station Logan Square

comfort station eclipse
Comfort Music


March 6-21: Tour de France with ExtraOcular (Matthew Shelton)

Feb 26: a.pe.ri.od.ic performs opera “Time with People” culmination of our work during HCL artist residence

Feb 23: FLAK at Intuit presents NbN Trio@ The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art


vesna jovanovic, photo

February 10: Solo set @ Hungry Brain

January 21: Mucca Pazza kicks off Fermilab’s 50th anniversary!


Oct 21 &22:  Poi Dog Pondering presents “Illumination” @ The Vic Theatre.

Oct 9:  a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble @ Ear Taxi Festival – Chicago Cultural Center


charcoal sketch by Lewis Achenbach

July 23:  w/ Razorhouse @ Gman Tavern


July 17:  Dearborn Garden Walk, 2-4pm


photo by Bindu Kodwaney:  www.iClicU.com

July 16:  w/ Akosuen at Comfort Station, 7pm

June 12:  Classical Revolution Chicago Chamber Jam at Jerry’s, 7pm

June 10:  a.pe.ri.od.ic residency at MCA, 10am-2pm, featuring a piece for solo cello and auxiliary percussion ensemble by Laurence Crane

June 9:  “drF” premiere performance of Mark Hardy’s oratorio @ High Concept Labs


photo by Liz Kovalchuk

June 5:  w/ Bobby Conn & Monica BouBou – Prince Tribute Concert to benefit Girls Rock! Chicago @ Empty Bottle, 9pm

May 23:  Classical Revolution Chicago @ Constellation – Open Source String Quartet plays Debussy + Beethoven

May 22:  NbN Trio + Coppice at HCL
NbN at HCL

May 2:  guest appearing w/ Chicago band “ExtraOcular” –  live scoring Larry Carlson’s “Weird Worlds Scrolls” Hungry Brain, 9pm

April 30:  Chicago Arts Orchestra premiering a new work by American composer Daniel Forrest w/ Indianapolis Children’s Choir

April 17:  Emanation @ CIMMFEST, 3:30 Chop Shop / 1st Ward with Matthew SheltonIMG_0367

April 7:  NbN Trio @ Poetry Foundation, 7pm

April 1-3 & 8-10:  “Time Steps” with Chicago Tap Theatre

Feb 25:  a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble @ Constellation Frequency Fest w/ Mocrep, 8:30

Feb 13:  10th Annual Hideout Makeout Party


Dec 31:  Mucca Pazza NYE @ Chicago Athletic Association

Nov 15:  NbN Trio at Constellation with Iktus Combo
NbN Constellation 11:15

Oct 28:  Classical Revolution Chicago @Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, 6pm.  Schoenberg “Pierrot Lunaire”, “Verklarte Nacht” and more!

Oct 16, 17, 18:  Poi Dog Pondering 20th anniversary of “Pomegranate” @ Vic Theater
Poi Vic
photo by matt carmichael

Sept 20:  Akosuen @ Elastic Arts, 8pm

August 30:  a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble @ Constellation, 8:30pm

August 15:  Mucca Pazza Sit-Down Set at 1st Ward / Chop Shop, 9pm

July 24:  Chicago Arts Orchestra, Santa Fe, NM

July 19:  Dearborn Ave Garden Walk

July 18:  City of Big Dreams

July 2:  Wrekmeister Harmonies, Bohemian National Cemetery, 7pm

6/21  a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble @MCA 4pm

6/9  Opera On Tap, Heartland Cafe – performing Piazzolla’s “Grand Tango”

5/22 Chicago Composers Orchestra
St. James Cathedral, 8pm

4/25  NbN Trio at Elastic Arts, 8pm

4/20  Mucca Pazza Sit-Down set at Revolution Brewery, 8:30pm

4/16  CIMM Fest presents: Emanation Percussion, Chop Shop, 7pm

3/15 Ephelon Trio presents J. Dilla’s album “Donuts”, The Shrine, 10pm

3/14  Chicago Arts Orchestra  “Rediscovered Treasures” St. Alphonsus Church, 8pm

2/27  Chicago Arts Orchestra “Music of 18th Century Spain & Mexico”
San Miguel Chapel – Santa Fe, NM

1/21-24 East Coast Tour with Mucca Pazza:  Philadelphia, DC, Brooklyn


12/31  Mucca Pazza NYE @ Double Door

12/6 Wrekmeister Harmonies, Bohemian National Cemetery crematorium, 8pmwrekmeister group

11/20  Mucca Pazza, Space in Evanston
mucca amanda

11/6  Chicago Composers Orchestra, Constellation, 8pm
CCO constellation

10/31  HP Lovecraft’s “The Hound” set to strings, 8pm

10/18 Architecture Foundation Open House w/ ACM, DIRTT building noon-3pm

10/7  Girl Group Chicago 60s Variety show @ The Hideout

9/20 Chicago Wandelweiser Festival featuring aperiodic ensemble at Constellation

9/14 Classical Revolution jam session @ Jerry’s in Wicker Park, 7pm

8/10 Classical Revolution jam session @ Jerry’s in Wicker Park, 7pm

8/9 – Quartet Datura @ Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison, WI

7/20 – Dearborn Avenue Garden Walk

7/19 – Quartet Datura w/ The Simple Good @ The Chop Shop
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7/15 – Peninsula Hotel dining room w/ Andrew Pratt

7/13 – Classical Revolution jam session @ Jerry’s in Wicker Park, 7pm

6/26 – a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble at Constellation

6/25 – Girls Rock! workshop with Julie Pomerleau

6/13 – with Wrekmeister Harmonies – Bohemian National Cemetery

6/8 – with Chuck Prophet – 8pm, City Winery, Chicago

5/17 – Chicago Arts Orchestra – 8pm, St. Alphonsus Church, Chicago

5/9 – The Moon on the Lagoon with Opera-Matic – Humboldt Park lagoon, Chicago

5/1 – with Wrekmeister Harmonies and CIMM Fest – Double Door

4/27 – “Songs from an Unmade Bed” – 3pm, 7:30pm, Apollo Theater, Chicago

3/25 – w/Monica Boubou’s French Pop Orchestra – The Hideout, Chicago

2/13 – NbN Trio featuring Amanda Gutierrez  – Elastic Arts, Chicago

2/11 – w/ Susan Voelz – Schuba’s, Chicago

2/9 – w/Highland Park Strings – Ravinia, Chicago

2/1 – w/ Quartet Datura at Brechtfest – Dankhaus, Chicago

1/15 – w/ Matthew Shelton – Uncommon Ground on Devon, Chicago


12/28 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL

11/14 – “Songs for Sound” Benefit for cochlear implant awareness with The Music City Hit-makers – Event Information

10/19 – Deltron 3030 Orchestra – House of Blues
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10/18 – Datura Quartet joins Ephelon Trio to play “Donuts” by J.Dilla – The Shrine – opening for Questlove DJ set
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10/13 – Sugar Fly with Me w/ Susan Voelz – City Winery 11:30-2:30
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