Ensemble Dal Niente’s Hard Music, Hard Liquor in Chicago

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Frequency Festival: Hard Music, Hard Liquor
Sunday, February 28, 2016
7:30pm 9:30pm
3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States

Ensemble Dal Niente revives its much-loved “Hard Music, Hard Liquor” series for the Frequency Festival. The program pits intensely virtuosic solo works against larger ensemble pieces. In addition to fearless technical displays, listeners will be treated to the unexpected formal twists and turns of George Lewis’s music. Uncompromising and adventurous, this program truly lives up to its name.


George Lewis: Hexis (2013) for six players
George Lewis: Mnemosis (2012) for seven players
Beat Furrer: Solo (1999) for solo cello
Richard Barrett: Interference (2000) for solo contrabass clarinet
Sivan Cohen Elias: Hack (2016) for solo electric guitar