Hailed as one of the “gems of Bay Area culture,” the Mills Music Now Concert Series is a celebration of the College’s rich tradition of experimentation and a glimpse into the future of a broad range of musical practices.
Mills College has been a center of musical creativity and innovation for the past century. Through the annual Mills Music Now series, faculty, students, and visiting artists come together to define the cutting edge of music, from electronic to classical performance to jazz improvisation.
A strong lineup of concerts forms the heart of the Mills Music Now series, with additional programming including the highly anticipated Signal Flow and X Sound festivals showcasing new works by graduating music students, and lectures, workshops, residencies, and master classes from invited artists. Recent Mills Music Now performers include Laetitia Sonami, Alvin Curran, Zeena Parkins, Fred Frith, William Winant, Joanna MacGregor, Rumbaché, the Eclipse Quartet, and the Rara Tou Limen Haitian Music and Dance Troupe.
All Mills Music Now events are open to the public. Most, but not all, events are held in our historic Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall. Check individual event listings to confirm the venue.
The Del Sol Quartet, Darius Mihaud Concert
Friday, September 20, 2019
Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Mills Performing Group, Anthony Braxton 75th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Du Yun (Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence)
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Brian Connelly, Dewing Piano Recital
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Signal Flow Festival
Thursday–Sunday, March 5–8, 2020
Center for Contemporary Music Concert
Saturday, March 14, 2020
X Sound Festival
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Thomas Lehn and Tiziana Bertoncini
Wednesday, April 8, 2020