Drag It Through the Garden: Flute Music By Chicago Composers
Chicago’s music scene is a rich community full to bursting with fresh ideas. This concert is the culmination of a tour of the Western states, with a program exclusively of works for flute and piano that heretofore had not been performed west of the Mississippi River.
This concert will take place at the gorgeous Artifact Events space on Ravenswood, just south of Montrose. Join us at 6:00 for a welcome reception featuring a menu provided by Fin Sushi, and a full cash bar. All of the composers on the program will be in attendance, even with some traveling in from Colorado and New York.
The recital itself will begin at 7:00. On the program, you will enjoy the elastic, joyous fourth movement from Amy Wurtz’s monumental La: Suite for Flute and Piano, Jonathan Hannau’s lyrical perpetual motion piece I Watched the Leaves In the Wind, Seth Boustead’s angular and playful Sonata for Flute and Piano, David E. Farrell’s exuberant Walk Out With Me, and Amos Gillespie’s majestic five-movement suite Of Nature’s Palette, which was written specifically for and dedicated to the flutist.
Furthermore, you will be the first in the world to hear a live performance of selections from the flutist’s Jeff Award-winning score from the 2009 production The Black Duckling, and the first in the world to enjoy a performance of young composer Ezra Shuminas’s Andrew’s Theme.
The program is roughly 90 minutes in duration, and all are warmly invited.