May 14, 2018

Machine Language

ACM’s last concert of the season features music inspired by machines, gears, toys and mechanisms and will be held in the beautifully restored Davis Theater in Lincoln Square.

We’ll perform the World Premiere of David Smooke’s The Mechanical Bird Museum, a piece we commissioned as part of our Composer Alive program.


Monday, May 14, 7:30 PM
Davis Theater
4614 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
$20, $12 students

Cranks and Cactus Needles by Annie Gosfield

Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Fun With Friends Musical Table by Elisha Denburg

The Mechanical Bird Museum by David Smooke (ACM Commission)

Sculptress by Nicole Lizée

Chris Ramaekers – Music Director

Alyson Berger – cello
Trevor Patrick Watkin – flute
Isaac Stevenson – percussion
Cory Tiffin – clarinet
Arianne Urban – violin
Amy Wurtz – piano
Jeff Yang – electric violin


Monday, May 14, 7:30 PM


Davis Theater – 4614 N. Lincoln Ave.

Parking is limited to street parking


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