SOLI’s mission is to cultivate and promote the awareness and appreciation of contemporary classical music through commissioning projects, high-caliber performances, cross-genre collaborations, and engaging educational and outreach programs. Through these initiatives, SOLI seeks to generate a genre that stretches the boundaries of classical chamber music into a new model of musical expression and commission new works by emerging and established composers.
Winner of the 2013 CMA/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, SOLI Chamber Ensemble was founded in 1994 with the purpose of giving voice to 20th-and 21st-century contemporary classical music through commissions, performances, and educational and outreach programs. Marshaling their talents as award-winning performers, SOLI’s highly talented musicians sustain a passionate commitment to commissioning and premiering new works by emerging and established composers. In its first 25 years, SOLI has commissioned and premiered more than 100 new works from some of today’s most exciting composers. SOLI’s cutting-edge performances take audiences beyond traditional chamber music settings to create new musical experiences that expand the expression of sound and broaden the minds of its listeners. SOLI regularly collaborates with artists and ensembles in other mediums, such as film, theater, graphic design, art, text, and dance, to incorporate elements that further expand the expression of musical works and the audience experience. A sh