Upcoming Chicago Concerts
Members of Dal Niente respond to works from the Art Institute collection with a series of in-gallery performances. The event concludes with a large-scale performance in Griffin Court of Artificial Life (2007), a work by composer and musician George Lewis that strives for a structured improvisation experience through an open form score. Free Admission.
Dal Niente celebrates the release of Assemblage, a portrait album of the works of George Lewis, by performing the album in its entirety at Fullerton Hall, with a pre-concert talk by George Lewis, philosopher Arnold Davidson, and writer John Corbett of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Buy Tickets
What makes a person who she is? Who does she seek to become? What objects in her world help her get there? What forces conspire to stop her? How do those around her influence how she is perceived? Piece Her Together features soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett in a fully-staged theatrical production of two mono-dramatic works: Eliza Brown’s The Body of the State, a portrayal of Juana of Castile's imprisonment at the hands of her family, and Katherine Young’s When stranger things happen, a noir meditation on loss, myths of femininity, and the potential of the imagination.
Ensemble Adapter is an audacious German-Icelandic contemporary music group based in Berlin. For this evening of Chicago/Berlin synergy, Dal Niente and Adapter team up at Constellation to perform a range of works by Sarah Nemtstov, Simon Løffler, Alex Temple, and George Lewis. Simon Løffler’s piece, D, features a single harp played by two harpists: Ben Melsky (Dal Niente) and Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir (Adapter).
Join us for the world premiere of Chicago-based composer Tomás Gueglio’s Proa (“Prow”) for four dancers and harp, in which harpist and dancers use sound, clothing, and bodies to explore themes of migration, immigration, alienation, and identity. Featuring the Mazatlán-based Delfos Danza Contemporánea.
For the third installment in the STAGED series, guest soprano Ah Young Hong joins Dal Niente to reprise her role as the “lone, blazing star” (The New York Times) in Michael Hersch's On The Threshold of Winter, a searing, unflinching confrontation of the human journey.