“Ear Taxi Festival is shaping up to be a monumental week in Chicago – a wonderful vehicle for showcasing the astonishing growth spurt Chicago’s new music community has experienced in recent years, evidenced not only by the sheer number of ensembles, performers and composers working in Chicago today, but also in the originality, inventiveness and fearlessness of their work.”
Kathleen Ginther's colorful, vibrant and immediate music has attracted growing national and international attention. Recent performances of her works have taken her to Italy, England, Scotland, Holland, China, Japan and Brazil, as well as New York, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago. In Chicago her work has been widely performed for many years, in concerts at the Ravinia Festival, The Art Institute of Chicago, Symphony Center, Northwestern and DePaul Universities, the Chicago Cultural Center, and an all-Ginther Composer's Showcase concert at The Music Institute of Chicago. She has been featured live on the WFMT programs Music in Chicago, Live from Studio One and the The Studs Terkel Show as well as on the WBEZ program Metropolis. Two new CDs are due out this year, on Innova Recordings and Chicago's Northport Records. Dr. Ginther is recently retired from Southern Illinois University's School of Music, where she was the Founder/Director of the Outside the Box music festival.