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Gilles Vonsattel, Amy Owens, Daniel Pesca, and the Grossman Ensemble
Oliver Knussen: Ophelia Dances, Book I
Augusta Read Thomas: Of Being is a Bird (Emily Dickinson Setting)
George Benjamin: Shadowlines
Anthony Cheung: Double Allegories
At sixty years old, Sir George Benjamin has gone from child prodigy to one of the most important composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition celebrates the esteemed British composer with performances of two of his seminal piano works alongside music by fellow Brit Oliver Knussen, and two composers who share an affinity with his work.
This concert is presented with the generous support of Emmanuel Roman, MBA ’87, and is presented in partnership with the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition.