Apr 3

MusicNOW: ILLUMINATING BOULEZ

MusicNOW

7:00 PM Monday, April 3, 2017

Last year, the music world lost one of the most prominent and forward-thinking voices, Pierre Boulez. To commemorate his vast musical and intellectual contributions as well as his longstanding relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mead Composers-in-Residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek present a wide-ranging program featuring Boulez’s works and 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 Dérive I
Balter shadows of listening [MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]
Boulez 12 Notations
Oliveros For Two or Three Instruments [MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]
Boulez Mémoriale

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 In Silence [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

Oct 2

MusicNow 1

MusicNOW

7:00 PM Monday, October 2, 2017

For 20 seasons, MusicNOW has taken concertgoers on an immersive, sonic journey through groundbreaking repertoire. Celebrate with us as CSO Mead Composers-in-Residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek present a program of expertly curated contemporary music featuring new commissions and multimedia works performed by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Each evening includes pre- and postconcert music and a reception with free food and drink.

Performers

Samuel Adams Mead Composer-in-Residence
Elizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence

Nov 13

MusicNow 2

MusicNOW

7:00 PM Monday, November 13, 2017

For 20 seasons, MusicNOW has taken concertgoers on an immersive, sonic journey through groundbreaking repertoire. Celebrate with us as CSO Mead Composers-in-Residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek present a program of expertly curated contemporary music featuring new commissions and multimedia works performed by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Each evening includes pre- and postconcert music and a reception with free food and drink.

Performers

Samuel Adams Mead Composer-in-Residence
Elizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence

Apr 2

MusicNow 3

MusicNOW

7:00 PM Monday, April 2, 2018

For 20 seasons, MusicNOW has taken concertgoers on an immersive, sonic journey through groundbreaking repertoire. Celebrate with us as CSO Mead Composers-in-Residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek present a program of expertly curated contemporary music featuring new commissions and multimedia works performed by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Each evening includes pre- and postconcert music and a reception with free food and drink.

Performers

Samuel Adams Mead Composer-in-Residence
Elizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence

May 21

MusicNow 4

MusicNOW

7:00 PM Monday, May 21, 2018

For 20 seasons, MusicNOW has taken concertgoers on an immersive, sonic journey through groundbreaking repertoire. Celebrate with us as CSO Mead Composers-in-Residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek present a program of expertly curated contemporary music featuring new commissions and multimedia works performed by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Each evening includes pre- and postconcert music and a reception with free food and drink.

Performers

Samuel Adams Mead Composer-in-Residence
Elizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence

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