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Contempo: Myth and Awakening
Contempo: Myth and Awakening
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


Myth and Awakening

Anna Weesner:  Lift High, Reckon-Fly Low, Come Close
Brett Dean:  Sextet (Old Kings in Exile)
Augusta Read Thomas:  Twilight Butterfly for soprano and piano
John Orfe:  Leviathan for 2 clarinets and piano
Lei Liang: Yuan for saxophone quartet

Performers to include eighth blackbird, Anubis Quartet, and Julia Bentley, mezzo soprano and Daniel Won, clarinet

A program of Chicago “firsts” including:   Old Kings in Exile, a recent work by Australian composer Brett Dean, described as a “masterly achievement” (Daily Telegraph) and co-commissioned by the Nash Ensemble, the Australia Ensemble and eighth blackbird.  Lei Liang’s work for saxophone quartet, performed by the pioneering Anubis Quartet, is “a 15-minute tour de force: a dense example of profound cross-culturalism.” (James Keller, Chamber Music magazine)

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