Both Turnage and Golijov will curate various concerts. Turnage's Kai for solo cello will be performed in October and Golijov's song cycle Ayre, with soprano Dawn Upshaw as soloist, in June. According to the Chicago Sun Times Turnage chose the repertoire for the first two concerts and Golijov the pieces for the final concerts.
Other contemporary works on the lineup include British composer Jonathan Harvey's Song Offerings, Hans Werner Henze's Whispers from Heavenly Death, Louis Andriessen's Zilver, and Ligeti's Hamburg Concerto and Nouvelles aventures.
Ludovic Morlot will conduct the April 23 concert with repertoire including two works inspired by Robert Schumann: Kurtšg's Hommage _ R. Sch. and Argentine composer Gerardo Gandini's Eusebius.