Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 7:00pm
Rain Date: Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00pm

Over the past fifteen years, led by cellist and artistic director Clarice Jensen, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) has risen to the highest ranks of American new music through a mix of meticulous musicianship, artistic vision, engaging collaborations, and unwavering standards in every regard. The membership of the amorphous collective includes some of the brightest young stars in the field. NPR calls them “contemporary music dynamos,” and Strings reports, “ACME’s absorbing playing pulsed with warm energy. . . Shared glances and inhales triggered transitions in a flow so seamless it seemed learned in a Jedi temple.” ACME was honored by ASCAP during its 10th anniversary season in 2015 for the “virtuosity, passion, and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers.”

The ensemble has performed at leading international venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BAM, The Kennedy Center, Washington Performing Arts, UCLA’s Royce Hall, Stanford Live, Chicago’s Millennium Park, Duke Performances, The Satellite in Los Angeles, Triple Door in Seattle, Melbourne Recital Hall and Sydney Opera House in Australia, and at festivals including the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Poland, All Tomorrow’s Parties in England,Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand, Summer Nostos Festival in Greece, Boston Calling, and Big Ears in Knoxville, TN.

Jóhann Jóhannsson – selections of works for strings
Max Richter – On the Nature of Daylight
Schubert – String Quintet in C Major, II. Adagio
Caroline Shaw – In manus tuas
Clarice Jensen – For this from that will be filled (a)
Ingram Marshall – Entrada 

You can find links to Clarice’s work and more info about her piece by clicking here.


All blocks are $50 for an 8’x8′ block which accommodates up to 2 patrons. Patrons are welcome to arrive as early as 5:30PM to set up and enjoy the evening sun.

Buy a package of eight or more concerts and get early access seasonwide! All processing fees are waived for package buyers.

Groups that are purchasing five or more blocks for one performance will also have advance access and the option of having a designated pre-performance area to host a reception.

Tickets will be available for purchase by Museum members on July 22, 2021, and to the general public on July 29, 2021.

Photo courtesy of Mark Shelby Perry.


Sep 26 2021


7:00 pm