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 commissions string quartet from Amy Wurtz

Amy Wurtz

The American Music Project has commissioned a second chamber work from Chicago-based composer Amy Wurtz.

Wurtz’s String Quartet No. 3 will be given its world premiere in Chicago in the 2019-20 season by a leading chamber ensemble. Details will be announced at a later date.

This commission follows Wurtz’s Piano Quintet, AMP’s first commission, which the pianist-composer premiered with Chicago Q Ensemble in 2014 under AMP auspices.

Wurtz’s first two string quartets have been recorded by Chicago Q Ensemble and CDs are available at her website.