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Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-334-7777

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MusicNOW: Carbide & Carbon

7:00 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013

Cello octet Carbide & Carbon by Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates receives its world premiere. Bates created this piece, in which continuously morphing themes whip around the ensemble, especially for members of the CSO. A solo for prepared piano by mold-breaking percussionist Andy Akiho, the baroque-inspired These Broken Wings by David Lang and an electrifying work by Eduardo Guzman round out the program.

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

Pre- and postconcert entertainment provided by [illmeasures]


  • Akiho Vick(i/y)
  • Lang These Broken Wings
  • Guzmán Prometeo & Epimeteo
  • Bates Carbide & Carbon [MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]

This performance is part of the:

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Edwin Outwater
Mason Bates
Mead Composer-in-Residence
Anna Clyne
Mead Composer-in-Residence


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