Gradone’s Recent Commissions

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has awarded grants to support two new commissions for Pierce Gradone, assistant professor of music composition. One of the grants will fund a commission from Katie Jimoh and Constance Volk (Ensemble Dal Niente) for a collection of songs for flute, clarinet, voices, and electronics, to be premiered in Fall 2021. The other will fund a commission from pianist Marianne Parker for a work for piano and electronics inspired by Chicago’s architecture.