With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.


Contemporary Concerts Presents Luciano Serio: Words and Music - The internationally renowned composer Luciano Berio collaborated with Thomas Willis, distinguished music critic of the Chicago Tribune, in an informal discussion and examination of concepts, structures and ideas motivating contemporary music. Musical examples were performed by Chicago artists.