Ensemble Dal Niente Unbound Festival

Saturday night I attended the fourth and final show of Ensemble Dal Niente‘s Unbound festival. The performance features pieces by Cage, Zorn, and Zappa. A really good show, and I encourage anyone interested in modern chamber music in Chicago to try to make it to one of their shows. Dal Niente’s season finals in on May 28th, and details follow.

Ensemble Dal Niente has taken listeners on a whirlwind tour of musical styles in the 2010-11 season; its season finale pairs two undeniable masterpieces, including Ligeti’s wild and exciting Piano Concerto, with works by Drew Baker and Augusta Read Thomas, longtime friends of Dal Niente

SEASON FINALE – Saturday, May 28, 2011, 7:30pm – ($15/$5 students)
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Michael Lewanski, conductor
Winston Choi, piano
Spektral Quartet

DREW BAKER (b. 1978) – new work for ensemble, title TBA (WORLD PREMIERE)
AUGUSTA READ THOMAS (b.1964) – Rise Chanting for string quartet
GYORGY LIGETI (1923-2006) – Piano Concerto
LOUIS ANDRIESSEN (b.1939) – Workers Union

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