Contempo: Myth and Awakening

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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Presented By
The University of Chicago Presents
Event Type
Performances
Genre
New Music
Event Contact
James M Hillis
Description

A program of Chicago “firsts” including:  Old Kings in Exile, a recent work by Australian composer Brett Dean, described as a “masterly achievement” (Daily Telegraph) and co-commissioned by the Nash Ensemble, the Australia Ensemble and eighth blackbird.  Lei Liang’s work for saxophone quartet, performed by the pioneering Anubis Quartet, is “a 15-minute tour de force: a dense example of profound cross-culturalism.” (James Keller, Chamber Music magazine)


Ensemble Name
eighth blackbird
Musicians
Anubis Quartet, Julia Bentley (mezzo soprano), Daniel Won (clarinet)
Program

7:30 pm Concert Program
Anna Weesner: Lift High, Reckon-Fly Low, Come Close
Brett Dean: Sextet (Old Kings in Exile)
Augusta Read Thomas: Twilight Butterfly for soprano and piano
John Orfe: Leviathan for 2 clarinets and piano
Lei Liang: Yuan for saxophone quartet


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Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
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915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL
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