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 Engraving, Graphic Arts Studio and Mohawk Paper for their contributions to the limited-edition MusicNOW posters.
Boulez Dérive IBalter shadows of listening [MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere] Boulez 12 Notations Oliveros For Two or Three Instruments [MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere] Boulez Mémoriale
Musicians from the Chicago Symphony OrchestraCliff Colnot conductor Samuel Adams Mead Composer-in-ResidenceElizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson flute Katinka Kleijn cello Conor Hanick piano
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.
Živković On the Guarding of the HeartOgonek In Silence [MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]
Musicians from the Chicago Symphony OrchestraElim Chan conductorBenjamin Beilman violinSamuel Adams Mead Composer-in-ResidenceElizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence
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.
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Samuel Adams Mead Composer-in-Residence Elizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence
7:00 PM Monday, November 13, 2017
7:00 PM Monday, April 2, 2018
7:00 PM Monday, May 21, 2018
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