Tuesdays on the Terrace: Hear in Now

  • Anne & John Kern Terrace Garden
    Outer east side of the MCA, accessible via the back gate and the Commons
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


Tuesdays are always FREE for Illinois residents.

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Here In Now
Photo: Nisha Sondhe


Hear in Now is a collaborative string trio that performs original jazz compositions. The group brings together elements from their individual backgrounds and regions for a unique sound experience that explores improvisation through composed pieces. Having been exposed to and mentored by luminaries such as Anthony Braxton, Nicole Mitchell, George Lewis, Butch Morris, William Parker, and Sabir Mateen, as well as organizations such as the AACM and the Black Rock Coalition, the group’s repertoire is an amalgamation of a spectrum of musical influences. Hear in Now are Tomeka Reid on cello, Mazz Swift on violin, and Silvia Bolognesi on contrabass.

In case of rain, the event takes place inside the MCA's Kovler Atrium.



Due to construction, dining options for Tuesdays on the Terrace is limited. Tables on the upper terrace are available on a first-come basis and there will be no table service. Open seating is still available on our lower terrace and lawn. Sorry, outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Prosciutto & Cheese Box, Marinated Olives & Crackers | $8
Kale & Grain Salad, Sunflower Seeds, Lemon Dressing | $6
Grilled Chicken Salad Sandwich with Currant on Ciabatta | $8
Pasta Salad, Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, Broccoli, Cucumber & Red Wine Vinaigrette | $5
Chocolate Chip & Sea Salt Cookies | $2

Kids Menu 

SunButter & Jelly Sandwich | $4
Fruit Cups | $3

(subject to change)