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Third Coast Percussion and Spektral Quartet / Chicago Harp Quartet / Arcomusical / All Ear Taxi Festival Musicians / Ben Bolter

  • Harris Theater 205 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL, 60601 United States (map)

Third Coast Percussion and Spektral Quartet

Third Coast Percussion: Reaction Yield (World Premiere)
Augusta Read Thomas: Selene (Moon Chariot Rituals) (Chicago Premiere)

Chicago Harp Quartet

Carolyn O’Brien: Plectra (World Premiere)


Gregory Beyer: Berimbau Sextet No. 1, “Kora”
Alexis C. Lamb: Apenas seja

All Ear Taxi Festival Musicians
Ben Bolter, conductor

Drew Baker: NOX (World Premiere)

Saturday’s concert is a percussion extravaganza with the Third Coast Percussion premiering their collaborative composition Reaction Yield.  They are joined by Spektral Quartet to perform Augusta Read Thomas’ Selene (Moon Chariot Rituals). The Chicago Harp Quartet reveals a kaleidoscopic new work—Plectra by Carolyn O’Brien, followed by Arcomusical celebrating the subtle sounds of the Afro-Brazilian berimbau. The program concludes with NOX by Drew Baker, a new work commissioned by Ear Taxi Festival played by numerous Festival musicians, performing from every corner the Harris Theater.

Sponsored by The University of Chicago

Cliff Colnot

Join Augusta Read Thomas as she presents Chicago conductor, Cliff Colnot, with the 2016 Ditson Conductor’s Award!

The Ditson Conductor's Award honors conductors who have a distinguished record of performing and championing contemporary American music. Established in 1945, it is the oldest continuing award of its kind.

Admission: $20 General / $10 Students
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Earlier Event: October 8