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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 open 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 feature 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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FACSIMILE

JANUARY 22, 2022 | 7:30pm 

JANUARY 23, 2022 | 2:00pm 

VIRTUAL REPLAY: February 5, 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 Tania León's A tres voces, Aaron Jay Kernis' Air, and Mark 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 January 22 and 23 will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church (1500 W. Elmdale Ave., Chicago).

Photo Credit: Susan Candey

PAIRED: THE SONG CYCLE

MARCH 5, 2022 | 7:30pm

MARCH 6, 2022 | 2:00pm

VIRTUAL REPLAY: MARCH 19, 2022

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

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