Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra has introduced the return of their Socially Distanced Summer season in-person concert events at Olympia Fields Nation Membership on Could 19, June 23, July 14 and August 4, at 6:15 p.m. and seven:45 p.m., plus the streaming of the ultimate live performance of the IPO Reimagined season, Fanfare for the Frequent Man and Unusual Girl, that includes IPO’s world-class woodwind, brass and percussion musicians filmed acting at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian Faculty, streaming for 17 days solely Could 28-June 13 without spending a dime through youtube.com/ilphilorch. Tickets for Socially Distanced Summer season start at $37, with subscription packages obtainable at ipomusic.org.
“Regardless of the plain challenges confronted by the performing arts neighborhood this previous 12 months, IPO Reimagined was an extremely rewarding season attended by over 6,000 digital viewers members,” stated Kirov. “As we shut out this season on the digital stage, we’re thrilled to have the ability to invite friends to benefit from the sounds of our orchestra in particular person, lastly, in opposition to the attractive backdrop of Olympia Fields Nation Membership. We hope this a chance to resume, chill out and luxuriate in.”
That is IPO’s second 12 months producing a sequence of socially-distanced summer season concert events. In 2020, all concert events bought out at a 50-person capability. Area stays restricted this summer season, with a present most capability of 75 friends per live performance, although COVID-19 capability restrictions will probably ease. These occupied with attending ought to examine ipomusic.org for many up-to-date data, in addition to COVID precautions being taken.
All Socially Distanced Summer season concert events are carried out by Kirov and embody:
Bolling Crew: Claude Bolling Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio, That includes Jazz Pianist Jeremy Kahn
Wednesday, Could 19
The not too long ago deceased French composer, Claude Bolling, obtained three Grammy nominations and a worldwide following by means of his melodic mix of jazz and classical influences. He collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma to create Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio, and through IPO’s Could 19 live performance, Chicago pianist Jeremy Kahn-known for his versatility in each classical and jazz spaces-will carry out Bolling’s work together with IPO musicians. Throughout his profession, Kahn has carried out with famend artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Joni Mitchell, Phil Woods, Teramasu Hino, Charlie Haden, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Cook, and Alvin and the Chipmunks. IPO musicians performing throughout this live performance embody Lisa Bressler (cello), Andrew Cierny (percussion), and Alison Gaines (bass).
IPO String Quartet: Worth and Webern
Wednesday, June 23
On June 23, a string quartet of IPO principal musicians will carry out Anton Webern’s Langsamer Satz, a piece that features exaggerated swells and chromatic concord typical of Romantic music, in addition to Florence Price‘s String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, which juxtaposes crescendos with flowing melodies, all with an underpinning that harkens to Worth’s African American heritage. Each works will likely be carried out by IPO principal musicians Azusa Tashiro (violin), Elizabeth Huffman (violin), Amanda Grimm (viola), and Jacob Hanegan (cello).
HerStory: Woodwind Quintets by Feminine Composers
Wednesday, July 14
HerStory begins with Valerie Coleman’s Afro-Cuban Concerto, a piece that focuses on Afro-Cuban rhythms and the virtuosity of wind devices. The live performance additionally consists of Hedwige Chrétien’s Quintet and Barbara Harbach’s Releasing the Caged Chicken, a four-movement tribute impressed by the literary works of 4 native St. Louis girls who struggled to present voice to their creativity. All works are carried out by IPO Principal Gamers Cynthia Fudala (flute), Naomi Bensdorf Frisch (oboe), Trevor O’Riordan (clarinet), Erin Kozakis (bassoon) and Lee Shirer (horn).
Dwelling Suite Dwelling, That includes Midwest Premiere of Anthony Barfield’s Gravity
Wednesday, August 4
Dwelling Suite Dwelling spotlights two residing American composers, James M. Stephenson and Anthony Barfield. Stephenson’s works open and shut this system; Fanfare for an Angel, devoted to a colleague who taught in Haiti throughout a horrific earthquake and his Fantasia on Semper Paratus, a rousing piece based mostly on the theme tune of the USA Coast Guard. Anthony Barfield’s Gravity would be the Midwest Premiere of his work based mostly on a poem by Langston Hughes. Extra works will characteristic American composers Lebow, Schmidt, Nonetheless, Porter, Sanchez, Brubeck that each one inform an American story by means of music; of spirituals, blues and jazz. This live performance options IPO’s brass quintet musicians R. Matthew Lee and Greg Fudala (trumpets), Brian Goodwin (horn), Tom Stark (trombone) and Sean Whitaker (tuba).
The ultimate stream of IPO’s reimagined season streaming free from Could 28 – June 13, Fanfare for the Frequent Man and Unusual Girl, is carried out by Kirov and filmed in IPO’s lovely venue, Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian Faculty. The hour-long live performance consists of Aaron Copland‘s Fanfare for the Frequent Man and Eric Ewazen’s Symphony in Brass that includes a number of woodwinds, brass and percussion musicians, Valerie Coleman’s Portrait of Josephine that includes 5 woodwind performers, and Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Unusual Girl No. 1, which is usually considered as a feminist counterpoint to the Copland work of comparable identify.
For extra data, go to ipomusic.org.