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.
Monday, 7:30 pm
Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
eighth blackbird; Pacifica Quartet
Agata Zubel, vocalist; Tadeusz Wielecki, double bass
Agata Zubel: Not I
Tadeusz Wielecki: The Thread is Spinning
Christophe Bertrand: Madrigal
Marta Ptaszynska: Mosaics
Helmut Lachenmann: String Quartet No. 3, Grido
Contempo looks across the ocean to today’s leading European composers, creating a compelling program that features award-winning compositions and stunning soprano lines. The electric Agata Zubel, making a return to Contempo, and Tadeusz Wielecki, director of Warsaw Autumn Festival, perform in their own works.
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