Music for 18 Musicians

Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” is an event, a monumental, pulsating, mesmerizing musical event. In the 2016/17 season, two of Chicago’s busy, world-class ensembles join forces for a tour of Reich’s modern masterpiece, in celebration of the legendary composer’s 80th birthday. Reich drew on West African, Balinese and jazz traditions for “Music for 18,” a work that has resonated with audiences around the world, and has been embraced and imitated by generations of popular, jazz and classical musicians.