Ensemble Dal Niente Closes Frequency Festival

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Dal Niente Closes Frequency Festival with Liza Lim’s Garden of Earthly Desire

February 27, 2022 @ 8:30PM
Constellation Chicago
3111 N. Western Avenue
General Admission $15
Livestream Tickets $5

CHICAGO: On February 27, Ensemble Dal Niente is thrilled to close the 2022 Frequency Festival with a program centered around Garden of Earthly Desire, Liza Lim’s sensual, labyrinthine chamber work for 11 musicians that made a name for the composer when it was first performed in 1989. Garden of Earthly Desire is based, as its name would imply, on Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, and takes listeners on a lush musical journey that is at different moments bewildering, ecstatic, fantastical, and spiritual. In a 2017 interview with Real Time magazine, Lim described the piece as being “about intersecting pathways, creation of meaning as you journey through a landscape—a garden, say. A garden of images and ideas and emotions.”

The program opens with Murat Çolak’s hypnotic Nefes.Pas.Cira.Isi for piccolo, percussion, and sine wave, and closes with the brand-new musical branchings of Linda Catlin Smith’s chamber work New Vine.


Murat Çolak, Nefes.Pas.Cira.Isi (2015) for piccolo and percussion

Liza Lim, Garden of Earthly Desire (1989) for 11 musicians (flute, oboe, clarinet, percussion, mandolin, electric guitar, harp, violin, viola, cello, contrabass)

Linda Catlin Smith, New Vine (2021) for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and contrabass

Performed by:

Emma Hospelhorn, Flute
Katherine Jimoh, Clarinet
Andy Nogal, Oboe
Jesse Langen, Mandolin
Dan Lippel, Electric Guitar
Ben Melsky, Harp
Kyle Flens, Percussion
Winston Choi, Piano
Caitlin Edwards, Violin
Ammie Brod, Viola
Chris Wild, Cello
Eddie Kass, Bass
Michael Lewanski, Conductor