Patricia Barber opens Ear Taxi Festival with her own works - including a World Premiere - from 5:30-6:15pm. After, enjoy refreshments while meeting Ear Taxi Festival artists from 6:30-7:15pm. Michael Tiknis will serve as panel moderator. Fulcrum Point New Music Project will take the stage from 7:30-8:15pm with works by Mischa Zupko (Chicago Premiere), Elizabeth Ogonek (US Premiere) and Alex Mincek (Midwest Premiere). The evening concludes with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Under the direction of conductor Allen Tinkham, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Eric Malmquist and Jonathan Newman (World Premiere). The program for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago will feature music of Mason Bates.