Tribute to Ralph Shapey
Friday, 7:30 pm
Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 East 60th Street
$25 general admission
$5 students with valid ID
Miranda Cuckson, violin
Cyrus Beroukhim, violin
David Fulmer, viola
Chris Gross, cello
Blair McMillen, piano
Charles Neidich, clarinet
Two for Five (Concerto Grosso) for clarinet and string quartet
Tenth String Quartet (Quartet D’Amore)
6:30 pm pre-concert discussion with the artists of nunc and Andrew Patner, noted arts critic
Ralph Shapey catapulted Chicago to prominence on the international new music scene as a composer and founder of the Contemporary Chamber Players of the University of Chicago. In this dedication to him, brilliant violinist Miranda Cuckson and an all-star ensemble offer a riveting experience of Shapey’s music.
“the American composer Ralph Shapey…[was] a towering master, a composer of flinty, astringent and utterly original works.” (New York Times)
“[Shapey’s] authentic music has arresting qualities, including pugnacious rhythmic vitality and vibrant humor.” (New York Times)
*This concert is generously supported by a gift from the family of Elsa Charlston.
This program is a part of Contempo's 48th Season.