Northwestern Contemporary Ensemble

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The Northwestern Contemporary Music Ensemble performs two pieces of electronic music, both premiering in Chicago: Screaming Monkey by Stephen Syverud and Echo-Chain Rapture by Peter Lewis. Fantasia on My Mother's Knee by William Karlins is also being performed for the first time. The performance includes woodwind quintets by Ruth Crawford Seegar and Roger Goeb.

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With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.