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Upcoming Events

St. Louis, MO

March 1 | 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheldon Concert Hall
$10 - $20
Alarm Will Sound will pay tribute to Matt Marks, founding member, composer, and horn player, who passed away in St. Louis in May 2018. The program will feature the music of Matt as well as new music by Michael Harrison, 2018 Guggenheim fellow and composer who has been an "American maverick" by Philip Glass.

Appleton, WI

April 5 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Memorial Chapel of Lawrence University
$9 - $30
"A tour de force on the idea of ideas." (The Boston Globe) Alarm Will Sound presents "Mind Out of Matter" a 74-minute, eight movement suite by composer Scott Johnson that examines religion from an atheist point of view. World-renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett will be in attendance to speak before the performance.

St. Louis, MO

May 10 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheldon Concert Hall
$10 - $20
Alarm Will Sound will premiere new music by Dave Douglas, trumpeter, Guggenheim Fellow, and recipient of an Aaron Copland award and two GRAMMY® nominations, on a program that includes works by King Britt, Philadelphia, DJ/Producer, Pew Fellow, and host of Red Bull's Transmissions, and Tyshawn Sorey who the Wall Street Journal has called, "a composer of radical and seemingly boundless ideas."

“Equal parts exuberance, nonchalance, and virtuosity.”
Financial Times of London


“Not just extraordinary musicians, but also next-generation thinkers.”
Time Out New York


György Ligeti’s music is filled with drama because his life was dramatic. His work embodies these dreams and nightmares. Melodies intertwine to form dense webs, conflicting rhythms tick like a roomful of clocks gone awry, and the tiny spaces between notes are packed with charged activity. Learn More


Paper Pianos explores the refugee experience through the life of pianist Milad Yousufi who was forced to flee Afghanistan to avoid persecution. Learn More


Alarm System is a program that brings musical artists from a variety of backgrounds together with Alarm Will Sound to create new work. The goal is to expand the circle of those who can make great music for us, and who can contribute their ideas to the new-music world. Learn More


Alarm Will Sound has teamed up with New York Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning podcast Meet the Composer to create a new kind of concert experience. Learn More


Scott Johnson has created Mind Out of Matter — a work examining religion from an atheist point of view. Learn More

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“Alarm Will Sound has grabbed the future of classical music and made it now – merging styles, erasing boundaries, championing experimentation and obviously having fun along the way.” - The Denver Post
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