Contempo: Myth and Awakening

Date(s): 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

A program of Chicago “firsts” including: Old Kings in Exile, a recent work by Australian composer Brett Dean, described as a “masterly achievement” (Daily Telegraph) and co-commissioned by the Nash Ensemble, the Australia Ensemble and eighth blackbird.  Lei Liang’s work for saxophone quartet, performed by the pioneering Anubis Quartet, is “a 15-minute tour de force: a dense example of profound cross-culturalism.” (James Keller, Chamber Music Magazine)

This program is part of Envisioning China, a festival of art and culture presented by UChicago Arts. Learn more at envisioningchina.uchicago.edu.

Program: 

7:30 pm Concert Program
Anna Weesner: Lift High, Reckon-Fly Low, Come Close
Brett Dean: Sextet (Old Kings in Exile)
Augusta Read Thomas: Twilight Butterfly for soprano and piano
John Orfe: Leviathan for 2 clarinets and piano
Lei Liang: Yuan for saxophone quartet

Performer(s): 

eighth blackbird, Anubis Quartet, Julia Bentley (mezzo soprano), Daniel Won (clarinet)

Date(s): 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

Venue: 

Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Location: 

915 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637

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Cost: 

$25 / $5 students

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