Tuesday, April 3
Lauren Cauley, violin; David Friend, piano
Ensemble Signal, a frequent collaborator with Miller Theatre, returns to the Pop-Up series with a concert that shines a spotlight on violinist Lauren Cauley and pianist David Friend. Featured as soloists as well as in duet, the adventurous program features works by Christopher Cerrone, Tonia Ko, and David Lang.
Tonia Ko Tribute (Axis II) (2016)
Christopher Cerrone Sonata for Violin and Piano (2015)
David Lang mystery sonatas (selections) (2014)
memory pieces (selections) (1992)
Monday, May 14
Ensemble Signal Plays Lachenmann
Adrian Sandí, clarinet/bass clarinet
Lauren Radnofsky, cello
Oliver Hagen, piano
In an encore appearance, Ensemble Signal delivers their second Pop-Up program of the spring. The evening features a singular piece—a 30-minute trio for clarinet, cello, and piano by Helmut Lachenmann, with whom they worked closely, including at Miller Theatre in 2010 and 2015.
Helmut Lachenmann Allegro Sostenuto (1986-88)
Tuesday, June 5
Clara Lyon, violin; Maeve Feinberg, violin
Doyle Armbrust, viola; Russell Rolen, cello
Declared “one of Chicago’s most adventurous chamber ensembles” (Chicago Tribune), the forward-thinking Spektral Quartet makes their Miller debut. With a program of works composed in the last decade, including a quartet written for them by notable Columbia faculty member George Lewis, this is an important opportunity to experience the group’s acclaimed artistry.
David Fulmer new work for string quartet (2017) (New York premiere)
George Lewis String Quartet No. 1.5: Experiments in Living (2016)
Eliza Brown String Quartet No. 1 (2011 rev. 2013) (New York premiere)
Tuesday, June 12
Olivia De Prato, violin
Olivia De Prato, violin
Ludovica Burtone, Pala Garcia, Marina Kifferstein, and Elena Moon Park, violin
Victor Lowrie, viola; Ned Rothenberg, clarinet
Violinist Olivia De Prato is a familiar face to Miller audiences, performing as member of the Mivos Quartet and Ensemble Signal. This Pop-Up highlights the “enchanting violinist” (Messaggero Veneto), joined by a cast of talented colleagues, as both a soloist and chamber musician in a program of virtuosic works.
Ned Rothenberg Duo for violin and clarinet (2016)
Taylor Brook Wane for solo violin with four violins (2016)
Victor Lowrie Duo for violin and viola (2015)
Missy Mazzoli Dissolve, O my Heart (2010)
Reiko Füting tanz.tanz for solo violin (2010)