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.
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