PARTY 2017

  • Ruth Page Center for the Arts 1016 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL

The annual Dal Niente PARTY: a non-traditional performance space, a flexible floor plan, music paired with food and beverages, a relaxed environment where audiences can mingle and move around, and musical performances that run the gamut from the hilarious to the sublime. Dal Niente is saving some of its most breathtaking performances for PARTY 2017, offering compositions of varying extremes and stylistic influence that ensure all audience members will find a personal, unforgettable experience.

The celebration will kick off with sets that include beloved works by recent collaborators Hans Abrahamsen and Chaya Czernowin, the Chicago premiere of a new work for Dal Niente by LJ White, and the wild Swing by new-to-the-ensemble composer Franck Bedrossian. In the second half of the evening, audiences will be invited to step into an immersive new composition by Joshua Fineberg, take my hand. Tremendously large in scope and scale, this project has taken years to develop, and will constitute a uniquely engaging experience for audience members, whether they choose to be passive observers or active participants during the performance. Audience members participating in Fineberg’s work will be guided by members of the Chicago-based ensemble Mocrep, directed towards and within a combination of instruments, theatrical lighting, and electro-acoustic music culminating in collective transcendence.

Joshua Fineberg - take my hand (2017) for two sopranos, flute, clarinet, horn, harp, percussion, piano, electric guitar, violin, viola, cello, electronics, assistants

Franck Bedrossian - Swing (2009) for flute, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, piano, guitar, two violins, viola, cello, bass

LJ White - Chicago Premiere (2017) for two sopranos, saxophone, horn, harp piano, violin, cello, bass

Hans Abrahamsen - Winternacht (1987 version) for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, guitar, violin, cello

Chaya Czernowin - Sahaf (2008) for saxophone, electric guitar, piano, percussion

Additional works TBA