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Oliver Knussen Tribute

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT

$10.00 – $40.00
Oliver Knussen

The official grand opening concert for Guarneri Hall will be a tribute to British composer Oliver Knussen, a towering giant of music in our time who passed away last July. Renowned composer Augusta Read Thomas will be the host for an evening of music by Knussen and key composers who influenced him, with a roster of performers from Chicago and beyond.

The event will be live streamed on this website for those who cannot attend in person.

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Concert Program

Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905)
Gabriela Lara and Stefan Hersh, violins; Roger Chase, viola; Julian Hersh, cello

Oliver Knussen: Prayer Bell Sketch (1997)
Oliver Knussen: Ophelia’s Last Dance (2010)
Daniel Pesca, piano

Screening of Revue Z (a short film by Claudia Lee, written and performed by Zoë Martlew)

Oliver Knussen: Secret Psalm (1990)
Stefan Hersh, violin

Igor Stravinsky: three Pieces for String Quartet (1914)
Stefan Hersh and Gabriela Lara, violins; Roger Chase, viola; Julian Hersh, cello

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp (1915)
Rachel Blumenthal, flute; Roger Chase, viola; Michael Maganuco, harp


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
$10.00 – $40.00
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Guarneri Hall
11 East Adams, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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