Celebrating Chicago's vibrant and booming
contemporary classical music scene!
300+ musicians 88 composers 25 ensembles
53 world premieres5 sound installations
Spearheaded by Augusta Read Thomas
August Read Thomas and Stephen Burns, Co-Curators
Reba Cafarelli, Festival Manager
The Ear Taxi Festival is made possible by significant support from:
Cynthia Mead Sargent
The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
Sally Mead Hands Foundation
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. The Amphion Foundation, Inc.
Learn more about the composers, performers, and curators behind this ground-breaking festival of contemporary classical music.
Ear Taxi Festival events will take place at 6 venues throughout Chicago. Find the latest schedule along with information about ticket sales.
Never before has the Chicago contemporary classical music community put on a festival of this magnitude. Your support is needed.