FOUR SCORE FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS POLISH COMPOSERS MARCH 6
Consul General of Poland To Attend
MUSIC OF MARTA PTASZYŃSKA AND HENRYK GÓRECKI
MARCH 06, 2011, 3:00 PM – NICHOLS CONCERT HALL
The Music Institute of Chicago’s Four Score Festival, which annually highlights contemporary music, this year focuses on new music from Poland. The Consul General of Poland, Zygmunt Matynia, will be in attendance.
Tickets for the Four Score Festival concert — Music of Contemporary Polish Composers are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, available at musicinst.org or 847.905.1500 ext. 108
The March 6 concert features works by Polish composers Marta Ptaszyńska, an award-winning composer and professor at the University of Chicago, and the late Henryk Górecki, described as “a leading figure of the Polish avant-garde during the post-Stalin cultural thaw.”
The concert will be performed by MIC faculty Julia Bentley (mezzo-soprano), David Cunliffe (cello), Sang Mee Lee (violin), Patrice Michaels (soprano), Desiree Ruhstrat (violin), James Setapen (conductor and Academy program director), and Abraham Stokman (piano, Four Score Festival director), along with MIC President and CEO Mark George (piano), Director of Performance Activities Fiona Queen (piano and opera gongs), Assistant Director of Performance Activities Sam Nordlund (cello) and students in MIC’s Academy String Orchestra. Guest artists include Dominick Johnson (viola), Kevin Kosnik (percussion), Christie Miller (clarinet), Caroline Pittman (flute), Masahito Sugihara (saxophone), and members of the Fifth House Ensemble.