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The American Music Project was founded to facilitate performances of existing American works by awarding grants to organizations, presenters and ensembles for concerts of American repertory. Our interim goal for the first year is to raise $250,000 from individuals and foundations with an ultimate aim of creating a standing endowment of $1 million. The American Music Project is a nonprofit foundation with 501(c)3 applied for. All donations and tickets are currently tax deductible. To inquire about making a donation, email

AMP inaugural concert to feature world premiere commission by Amy Wurtz

Amy Wurtz
Amy Wurtz

The inaugural event of the American Music Project will take place 3 p.m. October 5 at Ganz Hall in Chicago. The program will feature the world premiere of the Piano Quintet by Amy Wurtz, performed by the composer and Chicago Q Ensemble.

The program will also feature two rarely heard American chamber works: David Diamond’s String Quartet No. 2 and Irving Fine’s Fantasia for string trio, marking the centennial year of the Boston-based composer (1914-1962).

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All remaining seats just $15 for AMP concert this Sunday!

Ganz Hall
Ganz Hall

Don’t miss this special deal!!  All remaining seats are now just $15 for the inaugural concert of the American Music Project. That’s a 50% savings! Woo-hoo!

Don’t miss the world premiere of Amy Wurtz’s Piano Quintet at the first concert presented by the American Music Project. The pianist composer will reunite with Chicago Q Ensemble, who recorded Wurtz’s String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, for the debut of her Piano Quintet, the first work commissioned by the American Music Project. The program of American composers will also include David Diamond’s String Quartet No. 2 and the Fantasia for string trio by Irving Fine, marking Fine’s centennial year.

The concert will take place 3 p.m. October 5 at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall.

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Tickets may be picked up at Will Call the day of the concert. Cash or check preferred.

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Irving Fine

Irving FIne
Irving Fine

Irving Fine died at the age of 47, just two weeks after conducting the world premiere of his Symphony with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood.

In his short life, Fine created a small but significant body of music and influenced many lives as a skillful and beloved professor at Brandeis University.

The American Music Project will mark this centennial year of Irving Fine (1914-1962) with the Chicago Q Ensemble performing his Fantasia for string trio October 5 at Ganz Hall in Chicago.