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Jim Lutes: A Survey

January 04 – February 15, 2009


Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 8:00 pm


Kaija Saariaho: A Portrait
Ensemble Dal Niente

Location: Fulton Recital Hall, in Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago, 5845 S. Ellis
Admission: free

There will be a pre-concert conversation between Kaija Saariaho and Marta Ptaszynska at 7:00 pm

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho is one of the world's leading composers, having received numerous commissions and awards from around the world. Saariaho has composed works of every scale from solo pieces to large-scale orchestral works, concertos and works for multimedia and the stage. Marked by a spectral sensibility and a palette that extends towards the fringes of musical sound, her work is noted for its transitions from dark to light, rough to smooth, noise to sound and from nebulous to dense textures. Performed by one of Chicago's finest, young new music ensembles, the concert will feature chamber works from throughout the course of her career.

Ensemble Dal Niente
Kaija Saariaho: A Portrait, 2009
Flautist Shanna Gutierrez, of Ensemble Dal Niente, and composer Kaija Saariaho on electronics
Kaija Saariaho: A Portrait, 2009

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