Upcoming Ensemble Dal Niente Shows

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Dal Niente & The Music of George Lewis
Friday, February 28, 2020
8:00 PM 10:00 PM
The Joseph & Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center presents Ensemble Dal Niente in a program anchored by two parallel works: Hexis and Mnemosis, which invite the audience to improvise their listening experience amidst a wild array of loops, squeals, moans, and delicate, crystalline textures. Apply your improvising ears to the strange murmurs of Erin Gee’s Segment of the Fourth Letter. Listen to one of Christian Wolff’s famous exercises, which have been characterized by Frederick Rzewski as “weird little tunes, sounding as if they had been beamed at some remote point in the universe and then bounced back again as a kind of intergalactic mutant music.” Individual instruments are highlighted in smaller duets, including the fragile multiphonics of Wang Lu’s harp and clarinet duet; Sandra Lemus-Hernández’s urgent duo for flute and clarinet, and Her Disappearance by Bethany Younge and Kayleigh Butcher, in which two voices are extended and transformed by PVC pipe.
George Lewis: Hexis (flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello, conductor)
Sandra Lemus-Hernández: II (flute, clarinet)
Erin Gee: Segment of the Fourth Letter (bass flute, clarinet, percussion, viola, cello)
Wang Lu: After Some Remarks by CW (clarinet, harp)
Christian Wolff: Exercise 18 (open instrumentation)
Igor Santos: anima (harp, percussion)
George Lewis: Mnemosis (flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, conductor)

Leading International Composers: George Lewis
Sunday, March 1, 2020
4:00 PM 6:00 PM
The Phillips Collection (map)
Dal Niente performs the music of George Lewis, which the ensemble recorded to wide acclaim in 2017. The program will include Assemblage, which was written for the ensemble in 2013.

Dal Niente @ Northwestern University
Chicago Concerts
Dal Niente @ Northwestern University
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:30 PM 9:30 PM
Galvin Recital Hall, Bienen School of Music (map)
Dal Niente performs music for violin, clarinet, flute, cello, and harp by Northwestern University composers.

Dal Niente + Ken Vandermark perform Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, Katinka Kleijn
Chicago Concerts
Dal Niente + Ken Vandermark perform Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, Katinka Kleijn
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thalia Hall (map)
Ensemble Dal Niente teams up with legendary improviser/composer/saxophonist Ken Vandermark for an evening of wild new music by AACM legends Roscoe Mitchell and George Lewis, along with cellist and improviser Katinka Kleijn. Mwata Bowden MCs.