CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble brings music of today to Chicago audiences. Within its varied and imaginative programs, the ensemble explores music from around the world – as well as local works from Chicago’s estimable music community. Specializing in chamber music for winds, piano, and percussion, performances may also include dance, performance art, and sculpture.
CUBE has recently appointed a new executive artistic director, Hope Littwin, to take CUBE into the its second 25 years. This website will be telling more about her and about her exciting plans for the organization in the coming months.
CUBE’s programs are supported in part by grants from the Lester & Hope Abelson Fund for the Performing Arts at The Chicago Community Trust, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and by a CityArts Program I Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Hope Littwin is a Chicago based singer, composer and producer.
Hope grew up in Seattle and Miami performing with Miami’s New International Ballet Company and New World School of The Arts’ Musical Theater Ensemble. She recently graduated from the Music Conservatory at Chicago College of Music (2013), with a double major in Classical Voice and Music Composition.
Most recently Hope has worked with Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, Baroque Band and Renegade Stage. As a singer, Hope has performed with Celia Cruz, the SamaSama Project, The Lira Ensemble, High Concept Labs/Parlour Tapes and The Stanford University Chorus.
She has performed at Chicago Symphony Center, Old Town School of Folk, The Auditorium Theater and The Congress Theater. As a composer, Hope has written for Chicago New Music Vocal Quartet, Gaudete Brass, Roosevelt String Quartet, Chicago’s Electro Acoustic Music Festival and Kokopeli Production Studios. Hope’s work explores the concepts of intimacy and the voice/body connection.
Virginia Witmer, Vice President
Bruce A. Oltman, Secretary
Richard Carlson, Treasurer
Barbara Ann Martin
Augusta Read Thomas