The American Music Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and underwriting performances of American classical music of the past as well as selectively commissioning new works from American composers.

AMP grantee to perform his American program in Chicago


American Music Project grantee Nicholas Phillips is coming to Chicago Friday night.

Phillips earned widespread acclaim for “American Vernacular,” his 2014 recording of newish piano music by homegrown composers

The Wisconsin-based musician has embarked on a sequel to that admirable enterprise, titled “New Playlist,” with a follow-up tour of more American piano music, which will also be recorded. That tour, which is funded in part by a grant from the American Music Project, will bring him to PianoForte Studios tomorrow night.

Phillips will perform works of contemporary American composers, including Stacy Garrop, Doug Opel, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Joel Puckett, Judd Greenstein, Jonathan Pieslak, Mark Olivieri and Carter Pann. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. at PianoForte Studios.