Apr 3

MusicNOW: ILLUMINATING BOULEZ

MusicNOW

7:00 PM Monday, April 3, 2017

In January 2016, the world lost one of the most poignant voices in 20th and 21st century classical music, Pierre Boulez. To commemorate his legacy as well as his longstanding relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mead Composers-in-Residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek will present a wide-ranging program of Boulez’s works as well as two MusicNOW commissions.

Collect your limited-edition MusicNOW poster, specifically designed for this program, in the lobby after the concert. Only 100 posters will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special thanks to Artistry EngravingGraphic Arts Studio and Mohawk Paper for their contributions to the limited-edition MusicNOW posters.

 

Program

Boulez Memoriale
Balter New Work [MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]
Boulez 12 Notations
Oliveros New Work [MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]
Boulez Messagesquisse

PERFORMERS

May 22

MusicNOW: ON THE EDGE OF SILENCE

MusicNOW

7:00 PM Monday, May 22, 2017

The final concert of the 2016/17 MusicNOW season is an exploration of the 21st-century concerto. Closing the program will be a new work by Mead Composer-in-Residence Elizabeth Ogonek. The piece draws on Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s Mystery Sonatas as source material for a concerto for solo violin and ensemble.

Collect your limited-edition MusicNOW poster, specifically designed for this program, in the lobby after the concert. Only 100 posters will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special thanks to Artistry EngravingGraphic Arts Studio and Mohawk Paper for their contributions to the limited-edition MusicNOW posters.

 

Program

Živković On the Guarding of the Heart
Ogonek New Work [MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]

PERFORMERS

Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Elim Chan conductor
Benjamin Beilman violin
Samuel Adams Mead Composer-in-Residence
Elizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence

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