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March 03 – April 14, 2013


Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:00 pm


Jean Barraque's Piano Sonata (1952)
Winston Choi (piano)

Location: Bond Chapel, The University of Chicago, 1025 East 58th Street
Admission: FREE

This concert has received generous support from the France Chicago Center.

The critic Andr? Hodeir, a friend and champion of Barraqu??s music, memorably described the Piano Sonata, 1952: ?The Orphean work par excellence, inviting the listener on a journey to the Underworld from which there is no return?. Here, for perhaps the first time in history, Music comes face to face with her archenemy, Silence?. The finale attains a summit of agonizing grandeur; the relentless process is now coming to an end, and music cracks under the inhuman strain, disintegrates, and is sucked into the void.? Choi has performed in recital and with orchestra across 4 continents. He has collaborated with composers including William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Brian Ferneyhough, Bernard Rands, Sven-David Sandstrom, Bright Sheng, Christian Wolff, Chen Yi and John Zorn. The concert will take place in Bond Chapel 1025 E. 58th St. (On the main quadrangle of the University.)


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