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2017-2018 SEASON

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017 | DRING, VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS, MALMQUIST, & LOEFFLER

3:00 PM | Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

1218 W. Addison Street, Chicago

CCE opens its third season with Madeleine Dring's Trio for flute, oboe, & piano; selections from Ralph Vaughan-Williams' Blake Songs; Charles Loeffler's sumptuous Two Rhapsodies for oboe, viola, and piano; and, anchoring the program is a World Premiere of Chicago composer Eric Malmquist's Madrigals for soprano, flute, viola, and piano.

Bridget Andes, viola

James Brinkmann, flute

Katy Compton, soprano

Talar Khosdeghian, piano

Laura Perkett, oboe

NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017 | IN COLLABORATION WITH LATITUDE 49

 

CHAI Collaborative Ensemble and Latitude 49 join forces to present Hope for Refuge, a series of collaborative concerts bringing awareness to homelessness, wandering, the lack of choice, susceptibility to violence, and the dehumanization it brings. With a shared dedication to exploring a variety of sounds, advocating for new works, and engaging diverse audiences in the communities where they perform, both ensembles are passionate about combining music performance and social consciousness in their programming.

 

Benefiting the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH), please join us as we explore this issue that affects Chicago and so many other communities.

 

The Artists:

 

Latitude 49

Max Geissler, cello

Andy Hall, saxophone

Andy Hudson, guest clarinet

Jani Parsons, piano

Chris Sies, percussion

Timothy Steeves, violin

 

From CHAI Collaborative Ensemble

Andrew Hesse, cello

Laura Perkett, soprano

Natalie Sherer, piano

 

The Repertoire:

 

Roshanne Etezady: Glint

Sarah Kirkland Snider: You Are Free

Mark Kilstofte: Ballistic Etude 3.1

Brian Petuch: Sunrise Sunset

Andre Previn: “Mercy” and “Shelter” from Four Songs for Soprano, Cello & Piano

Chris Sies: These (were) Used to Harm

Gomidas Vardabed: “Anduni”; “Krunk”

Hugo Wolf: Das Verlassene Mägdlein

 

November 17, at University of Illinois Chicago | 2:30pm

November 18, at St. Hilary Church | 7:30pm

November 19, at Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church | 2pm

 

Admission is free, with suggested donation to CCH

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 | DE FALLA, TAILLEFERRE, GODARD, & MARTINŮ

7:30 PM | Salon des Artistes, Fine Arts Building

410 S. Michigan Avenue, Studio #535

Featuring music from across Europe, CCE continues its chamber music explorations with Germaine Tailleferre's delightful Piano Trio; Benjamin Godard's pastoral Aubade; songs by de Falla; and, Bohuslav Martinů's Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano

The Artists:

Talar Khosdeghian, piano

Sara Litchfield, mezzo-soprano

Kelly Quesada, cello

Danielle Simandl, violin

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018

3:00 PM | Evanston, IL: Exact address sent upon ticket purchase

 

Join CHAI Collaborative Ensemble (CCE) for their Mid-Season Benefit and first-ever House Concert at a private home in Evanston, IL (exact address sent upon ticket purchase). Admission includes a performance by the musicians of CCE, hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments, an artist reception after the performance, and a tax-deductible donation to CHAI Collaborative Ensemble. 

The Program:

de Falla: selections from Siete canciones populares españolas
Mozart: "Non temer, amato bene", KV 490
Rossini: selected duets
Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs

The Artists:

Talar Khosdeghian, piano
Sara Litchfield, mezzo-soprano
Laura Perkett, soprano
Caroline Rothstein, violin

SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018 | WOLF, BRITTEN, LEMAY, & MESSIAEN

7:30 PM | Atlas Arts Media

4809 N. Ravenswood Avenue

CCE weaves together the topics of love and war, and features a selection of songs by Hugo Wolf and Benjamin Britten, the World Premiere of What I did for Love – a work by American composer Marc LeMay based on texts by Panamá-born, NYC-based poet Darrel Alejandro Holnes, and Olivier Messiaen’s harrowing Quartet for the End of Time, one of his most significant works. Love is a frequent subject in Wolf’s Lieder, and is illustrated in Holnes’ poetry set by LeMay. Britten was openly against war during a time when such beliefs were contrary to popular opinion. The songs of Britten’s to be performed, selections from his settings of nine of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, were written after he visited and performed at the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and witnessed the aftermath of the horrors there. Messiaen wrote and premiered his Quartet for the end of time for himself and three fellow musicians while in a prison camp during World War II. 

Uniting these works is a shared sense of resilience and a continued will to create art, even amid uncertain times. Join us for this special and provocative program.

The Program:

Wolf: Selections from Eichendorff-Lieder

Britten: Selections from The Holy Sonnets of John Donne

LeMay: What I did for Love

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

 

The Artists:

Alex Ellsworth, cello

Pascal Innocenti, violin

Maria Schwartz, flute

Charles Srstka, piano

Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor

Daniel Williams, clarinet

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 | WHITACRE, TRUMBORE, BONIS, & RIPPER

7:30 PM | Heaven Gallery

1550 N Milwaukee Ave #2, Chicago

CCE concludes their 2017-18 Season with a lively program including Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love songs; The Gleam, a World Premiere by LA-based composer Dale Trumbore; Mel Bonis' Sonate pour flûte; and, João Guilherme Ripper's Cenas Infantis for oboe, cello, and piano.   

The Artists:

Michael Hoover, flute

Gillian Hollis, soprano

Laura Perkett, oboe

Kelly Quesada, cello

Caroline Rothstein, violin

Stephen Paul Uhl, piano