Contempo: A Celebration of Sofia Gubaidulina
Wednesday, 7:30 pm
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph
$25 general admission
$5 students with valid ID
Shulamit Ran, artistic director
Tony Arnold, soprano
Alison Attar, harp
Ricardo Rivera, baritone
Collins Trier, double bass
Stas Venglevski, bayan (Russian accordion)
Garden of Joy and Sorrow
This all-Sofia Gubaidulina program combines the talents of Grammy-winning new music ensembles eighth blackbird and Pacifica Quartet in a special event commemorating the composer’s 80th birthday. The program includes two of her most significant chamber music works- Garden of Joy and Sorrow and In Croce. The evening closes with her monumental cantata, Perception, which reflects her fascination with ancient mathematical principles of proportion.
“…The [University of Chicago] has never before given [an honorary degree] to a composer, and it’s hard to think of an artist more deserving of the gesture.” – Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise
This event is a part of the Soviet Arts Experience.
Contempo 2011-12 Brochure (11MB PDF)
This program is a part of Contempo's 47th Season.