eighth blackbird, Pacifica Quartet, and conductor Cliff Colnot (photo by Jason Smith)
51st SEASON | 2015-2016
With its new artistic director, composer Marta Ptaszynska, the contemporary music collective presents a tribute to Shulamit Ran (artistic director, 2002-2015), a program of music by leading European composers, and the return of the Contempo-Jazz Double Bill – all with resident artists Pacifica Quartet and eighth blackbird. Learn more about subscribing to the Contempo series.
Read Artistic Director Shulamit Ran’s reflections on Contempo at the 50 year mark.
Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
O The Chimneys
Lyre of Orpheus
The 51st season opens in celebration of Shulamit Ran, recently retired artistic director of Contempo (serving 2002-2015). Ran received the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 and has been awarded most major honors given to US composers. The program features her memorable and significant chamber works, beginning with O The Chimneys (1969), set on poems about those who perished in the Holocaust. The evening concludes with Bach Shards, commissioned in 2003 as part of the Brentano String Quartet’s invitation to 10 composers to write companion pieces for Bach’s Art of Fugue.
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