• Nico Muhly

Each year the new-music group Contempo, based at the University of Chicago and currently directed by composer Shulamit Ran, presents a double bill mixing contemporary classical works with jazz; this year’s concert is Tuesday evening at the Harris Theater. The jazz part of the program features a trio led by Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara, a group I find irritatingly glib and overly adrenalized, but the classical part looks terrific. It includes the Chicago premiere of “How Soon,” a choral work by Nico Muhly.