MusicNOW: (sub)text

Mar 7

7:00 PM

Harris Theater

Monday, March 7, 2016

(sub)text explores a wide range of nontraditional uses of text and the voice. This concert features two of today's boldest and most inventive composer-performers, Kate Soper and Agata Zubel. Alongside guest flutist Erin Lesser, Soper performs her irresistibly quirky piece Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say. Mead Composer-in-Residence Elizabeth Ogonek's instrumental work Falling Up, based on the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud and Shel Silverstein, precedes Zubel's performance of her audacious and unpredictable piece Labyrinth, based on a text by the late Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska. Closing the program is Eric Wubbels' kinetic sextet Katachi#CSOMusicNOW


Soper Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say
Ogonek Falling Up
Zubel Labyrinth
Wubbels Katachi


Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cliff Colnot conductor
Kate Soper vocalist
Agata Zubel vocalist
Erin Lesser flute
Samuel Adams Mead Composer-in-Residence
Elizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence


Global Sponsor of the CSO
Bank of America

The performance of Agata Zubel’s Labyrinth is generously supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music program.

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MusicNOW received funding through a leadership challenge grant from Irving Harris Foundation, Joan W. Harris. Major support is also provided by Cindy Sargent, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation and the Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust.