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February 24 – April 06, 2008

 
 
Sun, Feb 24, 20084:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Tue, Mar 4, 20085:30 pm

Reading

Carla Harryman

Location: Classics, Room 110, The University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
One of the preeminent Language poets, Carla Harryman is the author of twelve books of poetry, prose plays, and essays. A 2004 recipient of the award in poetry from The Foundation for Contemporary Performing Arts, Harryman is widely acknowledged as an innovator in poetry, prose, and interdisciplinary performance. She teaches Women?s Studies, Creative Writing, and Literature at Wayne State University in Detroit.

This event is presented in conjunction with Poem Present, with support from Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from an anonymous donor. This event will take place in Classics Hall room 110. (Classic Hall is 1010 E. 59th St.) FREE
 
Fri, Mar 7, 20088:00 pm

Staged Reading

Memory Play
Carla Harryman

Location: Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave
Admission: free
 
Harryman is widely acknowledged as an innovator in poetry, prose, and interdisciplinary performance and nothing exemplifies this more than Memory Play where "the audience," writes Sara Schulman, "is invited into a whirlwind exploration of hierarchies through the mouths of Bosch-like talking animals." The hierarchies mentioned being social, political, economic, biological and evolutionary.

This event is supported by a UChicagoArts grant from the Arts Planning Council. This event will take place at Experimental Station. FREE
 
Thu, Mar 13, 20088:00 pm

Concert

Georg Haas, In iij. Noct., String Quartet No. 3. 2003
JACK Quartet

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
John Pickford Richards, viola
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Christopher Otto, violin
Kevin McFarland, cello

This concert marks the return of the JACK Quartet. With ringing endorsements from the likes of Helmut Lachenmann and Matthias Pintscher, the JACK Quartet has emerged as one of the country?s premier string ensembles. This evening they will perform Georg Friedrich Haas? In iij. Noct., String Quartet No. 3, a roughly 45-minute work of mind-numbing beauty in which no two performances could ever be the same.

This concert is supported in part by the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund.

This event will take place in the gallery and is FREE.
 
Sat, Mar 15, 20088:00 pm

Concert

A Luciano Berio Recital
Ensemble Dal Niente

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Sequenza I for voice (1966)
Sequenza IX for clarinet (1980)
Chamber Music (1953)
Les mots sont alles for cello (1976-7)
Autre Fois (1971)
Musica Leggera (1974)
Folks Songs for Mezzo and 7 instruments (1964)

Dal Niente is quietly building a reputation as one of the finest chamber ensembles in Chicago. Led by Kirsten Broberg, they have been playing to packed houses, as was the case at the Society last fall. They return this evening with an all-Berio bill, with featured performers Alejandro Acierto (clarinet), Isabel Castellvi (cello), and Amanda DeBoer (soprano).

This concert is supported in part by the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund.

This event will take place in the gallery and is FREE.
 
Sun, Mar 16, 20087:00 pm

Concert

Millenium Chamber Players, guest soloist Victoria Bass (cello)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Gyorgy Ligeti, Cello Concerto, 1966
Gene Gutch, Cantilena for Horn and Strings, 1950
Carmel Raz, Breathing for Ensemble, 2008
Sarah Ritch, Collage, 2008
Luciano Berio, Sequenza XIV, 2002
Ayaka Nishina, Membrane, 2004
Henri Dutilleux, Trois Strophes (1976-1982)

Led by Maestro Robert Katkov-Trevino, the Millennium Chamber Players are Chicago's newest critically-acclaimed chamber ensemble. This two part bill will feature chamber works?Ligeti?s seminal Cello Concerto and two newly commissioned works by young composers (Raz, Ritch)?and works for solo cello.

This concert is supported in part by the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund.

This event will take place in the gallery and is FREE.
 
Tue, Mar 18, 20088:00 pm

Concert

Ossatura, with Ensemble Noamnesia

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Elio Martusciello (electronics)
Fabrizio Spera (percussion and electronics)
Luca Venitucci (accordion and electronics)
Lisa Goethe (flute)
Mike Hartman (electronics)
Marina Peterson (cello)
Gene Coleman (bass clarinet)

Improvisation represents the backbone of the music played by Ossatura (Martusciello, Spera and Venitucci). Their music is marked by a sequence of sound blocks and diversified interlocking timbres and shapes, where detailed textural work alternates with rhythmic accelerations and highly dense sound events. Take all of that and multiply it by two as they will be joined by the well-seasoned members Ensemble Noamnesia.

This concert is supported in part by the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund.

This event will take place in the gallery and is FREE.
 
Sun, Mar 30, 20082:00 pm

Reading

Cloud, the, 3
Helen Mirra

Location: Swift Hall, Room 310, University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
Poetry remains an important aspect of Mirra?s practice. An absolutely stunning publication Cloud, the, 3 is an exceptionally adroit follow-up to Names and Poems and Alow, Mirra?s first two poetry-based artist books. Mirra will read from Cloud, the, 3 which tracks words and ideas through the index of John Dewey's Reconstruction in Philosophy (1920). A former Chicagoan, Mirra has had numerous solo museum exhibitions including a 2001 exhibition at the Society. She currently teaches at Harvard University.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from an anonymous donor. This event will take place in Swift Hall room 310 (3rd floor lecture hall). Swift is the building directly east of Cobb Hall.
Co-sponsored with Poets & Writers, Inc.
 

   
   
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