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Roulette’s Concert Series for New + Adventurous Music, launched in 1978, presents a wide range of experimental music including avant-jazz, new music, opera, world music, and electronic. This eclectic series features the work of well-known innovators in contemporary music, but a large percentage of the Series is devoted to emerging artists and composers.

Jeffrey Schanzer: The Past Is Present

TODAY 8:00 pm
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The Past Is Present is a cantata about and by Holocaust survivors and their children. The text is taken from Jeffrey’s family members.

Talujon: World Premieres by Christian Wolff and Victoria Cheah

Monday, April 15, 2024. 8:00 pm
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Contemporary percussion ensemble premieres new work by Christian Wolff and Victoria Cheah.

Chris Williams – Odu: Vibration II

Tuesday, April 16, 2024. 8:00 pm
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Trumpeter and electroacoustic composer Chris Williams premieres a new work for wind trio with Kalia Vandever and Patrick Shiroishi.

Joanna Mattrey: Battle Ready

Thursday, April 18, 2024. 8:00 pm
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A premiere of a new, improvised, multimedia work written for Swoon, the second full length work Mattrey has written for the ensemble.

Hahn Rowe: This Time

Friday, April 19, 2024. 8:00 pm
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Rowe presents new work with Doug Wieselman on clarinet and guitar.

Firas Zreik & Ensemble: New Journeys in Arabic Music (RBA)

Saturday, April 20, 2024. 8:00 pm
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Born in Palestine and based in New York, master qanun (zither) player/composer Firas Zreik is a leader and highly sought-after collaborator.

Sun Ra Marathon: Space is the Place // Angels & Demons // Kamau Patton // The Magic Sun + special materials from the Sun Ra/El Saturn Collection

Thursday, April 25, 2024. 6:00 pm
Tickets $35
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Roulette, in collaboration with Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, enthusiastically presents an evening celebrating the work of Sun Ra and […]

Shahid Parvez: Indian Masters (RBA)

Friday, April 26, 2024. 8:00 pm
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The world-renowned Shahid Parvez, one of India’s leading sitarists, both preserves tradition and pushes its boundaries to greater heights.

Alam Khan: Indian Masters (RBA)

Saturday, April 27, 2024. 8:00 pm
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Son of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, and grandson of Ustad Allauddin Khan, this master sarod player follows in his esteemed family’s footsteps.

Meredith Maloney: Chant

Monday, April 29, 2024. 8:00 pm
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Berlin's Meredith Maloney returns to Roulette to premiere "Chant," a new work for solo piano, objects, transducers and playback.