Contemporary Music Ensemble

CME concertNorthwestern University's Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) presents exciting concerts of wide-ranging contemporary works. A one-on-a-part ensemble of approximately 20 players, CME trains students to take on this challenging repertoire while thriving in a large chamber ensemble setting. The ensemble also provides models for entrepreneurial careers outside of the mainstream orchestra world. Each year, CME plays side-by-side with great guest artists, and collaborates with student and faculty composers from the Northwestern community as well as major visiting guests.

Performance Video

Video: Contemporary Music Ensemble (December 2015) This performance features Anton Weber’s Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10; Caleb Burhans’s oh ye of little faith (do you know where your children are?); and Steve Reich’s City Life.

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Alan Pierson


Benjamin Bolter