Events

Upcoming Events

September 2017

-9/16/17, 2 p.m. Chicago, IL at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Rocking Chair Series IV: Chance of music : about 97%
The Rocking Chair Series returns at the Ravenswood Artwalk 2017! An afternoon of solo piano music commissioned by me and conversations with the composers who wrote these badass tunes.
Works by:
Luis Fernando Amaya
Jesse Diener-Bennett
Elliott Lupp
Kelley Sheehan
Nicolas Gutierrez
Olivier Loubieres

Suggested donation: $10

-9/17/17, 2 p.m. Chicago, IL at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Ursa Ensemble Presents: Art Walk With Us
Ursa opens up their season with a bird filled extravaganza in part with the Ravenswood Artwalk. Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” and a new work by composer Jeff Kowalkowski.

Tickets: $20 General/ $10 Students and Seniors BUY HERE

Past Events

August 2017

-8/12/17, 2 p.m. Chicago, IL at the Thirsty Ears Music Festival 2017
Ursa Ensemble is part of the line up!!
Program:
Robert Schumann: Marchenbilder op. 113
Rebecca Clark: Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale
Max Bruch: Eight Pieces op. 83:
I. Andante
III. Andante con moto
V. Rumänische Melodie
VII. Allegro Vivace, ma non troppo

July 2017

-7/15/17, 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Tejas Yoga
For You! Tejas Under the Stars Benefit Concert
Stephen Uhl performs CityScapes

-7/4/17, 4 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Nitecap Coffee Bar
Plucky Plunkers at Scapi Sessions-4th of July ‘merica podcast
Music by Stephen Boi, Jonathan Hannau, and Kelley Sheehan

May 2017

-5/12/17, 10 p.m. – Brooklyn, NY at the National Sawdust
Sound of Silent Festival by Access Contemporary Music
A night of Silent Film with original compositions to back them up!
NY premiere of my first short film score: Soup for Violin and Cello
Info here

-5/18/17, 5:30 p.m. – Roanne, France at the Theatre de Roanne
Nicholas Colombat and Sophie Boyer in concert
Music festival: Le Printemps Musical
French premiere of my cabaret song Lament for Public Transit

-5/28/17, 7 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Chicago Symphony Center (Buntrock Hall)
Civic Orchestra of Chicago Composers Project
World premiere of Who Are These, Who Come Like Clouds? for large ensemble

April 2017

-4/22/17, 8 p.m. – Boston, MA at Boston Conservatory (Ipswich Building)
Proximity: Joshua Scheid Graduate Recital
Premiere of song cycle My Dear Sweet Etc, Etc. Sincerely, Etc for Singer and 7 instruments 
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-4/22/17, 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at the Music Box Theater
Sound of Silent Festival by Access Contemporary Music
A night of Silent Film with original compositions to back them up!
Premiere of my first short film score: Soup for Violin and Cello
For info click here!

-4/28/17, 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at the DankHaus German Cultural Center
Ursa Ensemble Collaboration in Concert featuring Melanie Brown
Join us for a night of music and conversation as we paint and create amazing art!
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-4/29/17, 8:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Narloch Piano Studio
Plucky Plunkers premiere performance w/ Kelley Sheehan
World premieres by: Stephen Boi, Kelley Sheehan, and myself
Also on the program: Sonata by Michael Finnissy and an improvisation!
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February 2017

-2/3/17, 7:30 p.m. – Evanston, IL at the Musical Offering
-Music on Madison: Ursa Ensemble
Clara Schumann Piano Trio
Robert Schumann Marchenbilder
Anton Webern String Trio

-2/24/17, 7 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Rocking Chair Series III: Buyers Remorse
The Rocking Chair Series returns after a little hiatus. Now with more new music! An evening of solo piano music written for me and conversations with the composers who wrote these badass tunes.
Works by:
Stephen Boi
Melissa Iverson
Noah Jenkins
Cassandra Kaczor
Craig Davis Pinson
Suggested donation: $10

-2/26/17, 6 p.m. at The Red Lion Pub (Lincoln Park)
Musicians who Brunch at the Red Lion
Performance of Fire Rainbow Cloud for solo violin
$7/person minimum donation for admission if you are a student.
$10/person minimum donation for admission if you’re not.
If you bring a friend, you get a $5/person admission rate, regardless.
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January 2017

-1/6/17, 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Fewer Dahlias: Shuffle for Women!
Ursa Ensemble benefit concert for Planned Parenthood and Chicago Abused Women Coalition
All works being performed are written by female composers both past and present
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November 2016

-11/20/16, 6 p.m. – Chicago, IL at The Red Lion Pub
Musicians who Brunch at the Red Lion
Performance of Restructured Possibilities for solo bass
Suggested donation $5.00
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October 2016

-10/21/16, 7 p.m. – Chicago, IL at The Awakenings Foundation
Songs of Survival – A musical night of expressive healing
Premiere of Did I Hear You Correctly? for Flute/alto flute and Violin
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-10/25/16, 7 p.m. – Chicago, IL at the Kitchen Sink
Ursa Ensemble at the Urban Chamber Series
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-10/26/16, 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at PianoForte Foundation
Ursa Ensemble in concert
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-10/28/16, 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Narloch Piano Studio
Ursa Ensemble in concert
Suggested Donation: $10.00
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September 2016

-9/11/16, 1 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Ursa Ensemble at the Ravenswood Artwalk 2016
Program: Webern’s String trio and Clara Schumann’s Piano trio

-9/25/16, 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Musicians Who Brunch Sing Together in a Living Room
Performance of Pathway (–>) by Suzanne Gillen 

August 2016

-8/2/16, 3 p.m. – Darmstadt, Germany at Open Space
Jonathan Hannau performs Rain Gardens by Kirsten Broberg
Lecture on Natura Cycle at Darmstadt Open Space during the summer courses

-8/18/16, 8:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Narloch Piano Studio
Rachel Brown and Jay Pike in Concert
Performance of Fire Rainbow Cloud (arranged for violin)

July 2016

-7/10/16, 3 p.m. – Normal, IL at University Galleries
Nicholas Jeffery and Jonathan Hannau in concert (viola/piano selections)

-7/20/16, 8:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Narloch Piano Studio
Suzanne Gillen in concert
World Premiere of Pathway (—>) for alto flute

June 2016

-6/17/16, 7:00 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Ursa Presents: Nicholas Jeffery and Jonathan Hannau in concert (viola/piano selections)
Performance of Fire Rainbow Cloud (arranged for viola) and Contrast (#6)
Suggested donation: $10.00

-6/23/16, 8:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Narloch Piano Studio
Jonathan Hannau in Concert: Rocking Chair Mini concert
Performing some commissioned works from my recent series concert as well as John Cage, and Rebecca Saunders! As well as a performance of my new work Contrast (#6).
Suggested donation: $10.00

May 2016

-5/6/16, 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Solo Concert/Discussion series
Rocking Chair Series Pt. II: Another evening of new music with good friends
Continuing from my last solo recital in September I will be featuring another set of new works commissioned by composers in the city! Sticking with the form of the last one, I will be discussing the genesis of the works with the composers, who will be in attendance!
Suggested donation: $10.00
Featured composers:
David Branam
Michelle Isaac
Jordan Jenkins
Shawn Lucas
Eric Malmquist
Dante Thelestam

-5/11/16, 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Narloch Piano Studio
Ursa Ensemble in Concert
Quartet for the End of Time and Elgar Piano Quintet
Suggested donation $10.00

-5/14/16, 8:00 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Unity Lutheran Church
Ursa Ensemble in Concert
Quartet for the End of Time and a selection of solo piano pieces
Tickets: $15 General/ $5 Students/Seniors

-5/20/16, 8:00 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Transistor (Corner of Broadway and Belmont)
Irine Røsnes and Thom Caminito in concert
World premiere of TV SQUeCNe for violin, tenor saxophone, and radio

-5/27/16, 8:00 p.m. – Chicago, IL at PianoForte Studios
Lakeshore Rush in concert
Performance of Isolated Houses

April 2016

-4/2/16, 11:00 a.m. – Chicago, IL at Merit School of Music (Gottlieb Hall)
Lakeshore Rush in concert
Performance of Isolated Houses

-4/16/16, 7:00 p.m. – Elk Grove Village, IL at Christus Victor Lutheran Church
Stephen Uhl solo piano – Past Forward: A Recital
Premiere of Contrast (#6) for solo piano

-4/20/16, 7:00 p.m. – Boston, MA at Boston Conservatory
Joshua Scheid and Dillon Robb in recital
World premiere of Canzonet for voice and violin

-4/22/16, 5:00 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Ganz Hall (Roosevelt University)
Stephen Uhl Diploma Recital
Official premiere of Contrast (#6) for solo piano

March 2016

-3/25/16 (Fri), 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Ganz Hall (Roosevelt University)
Aditya Gandhi Grad guitar recital (Aditya does the pluckily pluck)
World premiere of Grey (Landscape) for 1 player with 2 guitars

Febrary 2016

-2/23/16 (Tue), 8 p.m. – Appleton, Wisconsin at Lawrence University (Harper Hall)
Lakeshore Rush in concert followed by a chamber music masterclass
Performance of Isolated Houses

-2/29/16 (Mon) – Chicago, IL at Constellation
Ursa Ensemble in concert for Classical Revolution series

January 2016

-1/22/16 (Fri), 7:30 p.m. – Evanston, IL at The Musical Offering
Music on Madison Series: Ursa Ensemble- petite/ PARAMOUNT
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-1/24/16 (Sun), 3 p.m. – Schaumburg, IL at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Stephen Uhl Solo Recital
Performance of Obsidian Wasteland and CityScapes

December 2015

-12/19/15 (Sat), 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Locallective (Wicker Park)
Lakeshore Rush in concert
Premiere of 3 new miniatures added onto Isolated Houses

-12/15/15 (Tue), 8 p.m. – St. Louis, MO at Tavern of Fine Arts
Ursa Ensemble Collaboration in Concert with Shawn Lucas!
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-12/14/15 (Mon), 7 p.m. – St. Louis, MO at Half-Price Books
Ursa Ensemble Holiday Pops concert
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-12/13/15 (Sun), 3 p.m. – St. Charles, MO at First United Methodist Church
Ursa Ensemble Chamber Music concert
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November 2015

-11/13/15 (Fri), 7 p.m. – Chicago, IL at DANK-HAUS
Ursa Ensemble presents: Collaboration in Concert: Melody & Line
World Premiere of Ruckus by Pierce Gradone

-11/2/15 (Mon), 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL at Bar 626
Opera on Tap presents: New Brew Chicago in Song
Premiere of The Fog Never Rose

October 2015

-10/17/15 (Sat), (1 pm – 4 pm) – Chicago, IL (Open House Chicago)
Open House Chicago at the Nichols Tower (Homan Square) 2015 by Access Contemporary Music
Premiere of Restructured Possibilities for solo bass

-10/23/15 (Fri), 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Lakeshore Rush in concert at New Music School of Chicago
Premiere of Isolated Houses

September 2015

-9/19/15 (Sat), 2 p.m. – Chicago, IL (Ravenswood Artwalk)
Ursa Ensemble at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Join us for an afternoon of music and collaboration with guest artist Michael San Gabino!
Petite Counterpoint is included in this program.

-9/19/15, 6 p.m. – Chicago, IL (Ravenswood Artwalk)
Ursa Ensemble at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
We conclude our time at the Ravenswood Artwalk with a full length concert of fantastic works!

-9/20/15 (Sun), 5 p.m. – Chicago, IL (Ravenswood Artwalk)
Solo Concert at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
With Friends Like These: An evening of new music with good friends
I will be performing a solo concert at the Ravenswood Artwalk this September featuring all newly commissioned music by some good friends. I’m very excited to be presenting this since it will be my first solo project in quite a long time. So if you are walking around looking at art or have some time stop on by. It will be a casual evening of conversation and music!
Featured composers:
Ed Frazier Davis
Pete Fernandez
Dominic Frigo
Park Haney
Eric Hollander
Heidi Joosten
Joshua Scheid

May 2015

-5/4/15 (Mon), 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL
May the Fourth be with you cello recital by Aaron Gottl at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
Performance of Fire Rainbow Cloud

April 2015

-4/6/15 (Mon), 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Composers Concert at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
Premiere of Pierrot for tenor and piano

-4/8/15 (Thur), 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Electro-Acoustic Music Festival at Roosevelt University
Premiere of HorizonthePursuingManaSawI for bassoon and electronics

March 2015

-3/20/15 (Fri), 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Master’s Recital at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
World Premiere of Disintegration in Five Parts
Rest of program:
Susie Asado
Obsidian Wasteland
Petite Counterpoint
Fire Rainbow Cloud

-3/22/15 (Sun), 2:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Ursa Ensemble at Sulzer Public Library
Performance of Petite Counterpoint

-3/26/15 (Thur), 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Herine Coetzee Koschak solo cello recital at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
Performance of Fire Rainbow Cloud

February 2015

-2/15/15 (Sun), 3 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Ursa Ensemble at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Performance of Petite Counterpoint along with 2 world premieres by Joe Clark and Pierce Gradone

-2/16/15 (Mon), 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL
CCPA Composers Concert at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
Performance of The Fog and Chicago Winter

January 2015

-1/23/15 (Fri), 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Disquiet Music Ensemble at Strawdog Theatre
Disquiet Cabaret – An evening of song, drinks, and friends

-1/24/15 (Sat), 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Disquiet Music Ensemble at Strawdog Theatre
Disquiet Cabaret – An evening of song, drinks, and friends

December 2014

-12/4/14 (Thur), 7 p.m. – St. Joseph, MI
Disquiet Music Ensemble at Krasl Art Center
Premiere of “The Fog” for piano and baritone

-12/13/14 (Sat), 7 p.m. – Lockport, IL
Ursa Ensemble Christmas concert at the Roxy

October 2014 

10/5/14 (Sun), 3 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Ursa Ensemble at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church

-10/13/14 (Mon), 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Composers Concert at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
Performance of Susie Asado

-10/15/14 (Wed), 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL
20+ New Music Ensemble at DePaul University Concert Hall
Performance of Petite Counterpoint

-10/18/14 (Sat), 3 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Disquiet Music Ensemble at the DePaul Art Museum

-10/29/14 (Wed), 6 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Ursa Ensemble at Constellation

September 2014

9/21/14 (Sun), 2 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Ursa Ensemble at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church

August 2014

-8/3/14 (Sun), 7 p.m. – Benton Harbor, MI
Trio Disquiet at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

-8/15/14 (Fri), 8 p.m. – Highland Heights, KY
Trio Disquiet at Greaves Hall NKU
Performance of Silhouettes

July 2014

-7/6/14 (Sun), 7 p.m. – Port Washinton, WI
Trio Disquiet at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Premiere of Songs and Interludes (5 poems by Ezra Pound)

-7/8/14 (Tue), 7 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Trio Disquiet at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Premiere of Susie Asado

-7/19/14 (Sat), 8 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Ursa Ensemble at Ravenswood Fellowship First United Methodist Church
Christmas in July 

June 2014

-6/6/14 (Fri), 7:30 p.m. – Edwardsville, IL
Ursa Ensemble at SIUE Lovejoy Library

-6/7/14 (Sat), 8 p.m. – St. Louis, MO
Ursa Ensemble at The Tavern of Fine Arts

-6/8/14 (Sun), 4 p.m. – St. Louis, MO
Ursa Ensemble at First United Methodist Church

-6/22/14 (Sun), 2 p.m. -Kenosha, WI
Fresh Inc 2014 at University of Wisconsin-Parkside Bedford Concert Hall
Premiere of Petite Counterpoint

May 2014

-5/4/13 (Sun), 7 p.m. -Chicago, IL
Joshua Scheid Vocal Recital at DePaul Recital Hall
Performance of Silhouettes

-5/12/14 (Mon), 7 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Matthew Hannau Violin Recital at DePaul Recital Hall
Performance of Hidden Nebula

April 2014

-4/13/14 (Sun), 2 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Ursa Ensemble at the DePaul Art Museum

March 2014

-3/1/14 (Sat), 7 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Ursa Ensemble at Grace Church

February 2014

-2/3/14 (Mon), 7:30 p.m. – Benton Harbor, MI

-2/19/14 (Wed), 7:30 p.m. – Chicago, IL
Composers Concert at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
Premiere of Hidden Nebula for solo violin