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Fountain of TimeThe Grossman Ensemble, a “supergroup” made up of 13 contemporary music specialists in residence at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition, has released their first album, “Fountain of Time.” Gregory Beyer, professor of music and director of percussion studies in the NIU School of Music has been part of the group since its inception in 2018.

In just their first two years, the Grossman Ensemble has premiered 20 new works of music, and “Fountain of Time” is available on all major music platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, You Tube, and more.

“It has been an honor and an exhilarating experience to be among this world-class team of contemporary music specialists,” Beyer said. “I am thrilled to announce our first recording, Fountain of Time, to celebrate the very best of all the ensemble has accomplished over its two-year existence.”

You can preview some of the tracks on the CCCC website, and view the liner notes and an essay from ensemble member Tim Munro.

Members of the Grossman Ensemble:

Tim Munro, flute Greg Beyer, percussion
Ben Melsky, harp  John Corkill, percussion
Andrew Nogal, oboe Spektral Quartet
Daniel Pesca, piano Daniel Pesca, piano
Katherine Schoepflin Jimoh, clarinet Maeve Feinberg, violin
Taimur Sullivan, saxophone Doyle Armbrust, viola
Matthew Oliphant, horn Russell Rolen, cello

The Grossman Ensemble is co-directed by Sam Pluta and Augusta Read Thomas.