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2021-22 SEASON: WE FORGE AHEAD

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EAR TAXI FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 3, 2021 | 3:45pm

Epiphany Center for the Arts

201 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL

We opened our 2021-22 Season as part of Chicago's Ear Taxi Festival, an expansive celebration of Chicago's varied and vibrant music scene. On this program, we featured music by four living composers based in the Chicago area: George Flynn, Stacy Garrop, Eric Malmquist, and Shulamit Ran.

Rebekah Dotzel, cello

Talar Khosdeghian, piano

Laura Perkett, soprano

Caroline Rothstein, violin

Daniel Williams, clarinet

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PAIRED: THE ART SONG

VIRTUAL RELEASE: March 26, 2022 | 7:30pm

We continue to explore duo repertoire, or music written for two musicians. In this year's rendition of our ongoing "Paired" series, our Co-Directors have co-curated a program of song cycles that feature poetry by Gustav Pfleger-Morávsky, Wendell Berry, and Mary Oliver. 

Antonín Dvořák | Písně milostné, Op. 83

Scott Gendel | The Space Between

Lori Laitman | Early Snow

Laura Perkett, soprano

Talar Khosdeghian, piano

IN SLEEP THE WORLD IS YOURS

April 22, 2022 | 12:15pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago

CCE returns to Fourth Presbyterian Church's Friday Noonday Concert Series for a program that explores and honors the contributions of Jewish composers and poets to the chamber music repertoire. Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs set poetry by soprano Hila Plitmann, who also premiered the work. Lori Laitman's song cycle In Sleep the World is Yours features three poems by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger, a Romanian-born German-language poet who died at the age of 18 in a labor camp in Ukraine. And, closing our program is Erwin Schulhoff's Violin Sonata No. 2, WV 91. 

Alicia Berneche, soprano

Talar Khosdeghian, piano

Laura Perkett, oboe

Caroline Rothstein, violin

This concert is free and open to the public.

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Photo Credit: Susan Candey

FACSIMILE

May 14, 2022 | 7:30pm 

May 21, 2022 | 3:00pm 

VIRTUAL REPLAY: June 2022

Co-commissioned with Citywater and New Music Detroit, this is the Chicago premiere of Griffin Candey's Facsimile: A Chamber Cello Concerto. In the composer's words, the piece "delves into memory — how memory can be something... personal or collective, quiet or weaponized." Rounding out the program are Aaron Jay Kernis' Air and Marc Mellits' Tight Sweater.

Bridget Andes, viola

Talar Khosdeghian, piano

Justin Peters, percussion

Kelly Quesada, cello

Caroline Rothstein, violin

Daniel Williams, clarinet

Both live performances on May 14 and 21 will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church (1500 W. Elmdale Ave., Chicago).

We also have several exciting collaborations planned for Spring and Fall 2022, that are still being finalized before we add them here. Stay tuned!