Chicago Scene: February 18-25, 2017

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This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, must RSVP)
Lasse Marhaug

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, or $40 festival pass)
2nd Annual Frequency Festival
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble — music by Luis Amaya, Kate Soper, Daniel Dehaan, Fjòla Evans, Travis Weller, Gilda Lyons, Richardo Zohn-Muldoon
Quince with Carol Genetti — works by Olivia Block

Sunday, February 19th 2017

3:00PM at Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($10-$5)
2nd Annual Frequency Festival
Miranda Cuckson — music by Brian Ferneyhough, Pierre Boulez, Steve Lehman, Huang Roa

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, or $40 festival pass)
2nd Annual Frequency Festival : Hard Music, Hard Liquor
Ensemble Dal Niente featuring Greg Beyer, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Mabel Kwan, Ben Melsky — music by Huck Hodge, Joan LaBarbara, Mark Andre, Iannis Xenakis, Ray Evanoff, Murat Çolak

9:00PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Figment : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Bill MacKay, Nick Macri, Julian Kirshner

Monday, February 20th 2017

6:00PM at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S Stony Island, 312.857.5561 (Free with reservation)
Perle Noire : Meditations on Joséphine
Tyshawn Sorey with Julia Bullock, Alice Teyssier, Ryan Muncy, Rebekah Heller, Jennifer Curtis, Daniel Lippel

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dream Stuff
Avreeayl Ra Septet with Ed Wilkerson, Steve Berry, Peter Maunu, Jason Roebke, Alex Duvel, G RA

Friday, February 24th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Stephen Dorocke, John Abbey, Jason Adasiewicz, Adam Vida
Jonathen Chen, Tatsu Aoki
Adam Sonderberg, Joseph Clayton Mills

Saturday, February 25th 2017

4:00PM at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston IL, 847.448.8620 (Free)
Birdhouse Jazz Series
Jason Stein Trio with Kent Kessler, Hamid Drake

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($30) (wheelchair-accessible)
Music for Merce
Curated by John King, featuring David Behrman, Joan La Barbara, Fast Forward, George Lewis, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Quinta, Phil Selway, Christian Wolff

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