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Oliver Knussen Tribute
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT$10.00 – $40.00
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.
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
Note that our 2023-24 season events will not be live streamed, so we hope you will attend in person! We will continue to release innovative classical music videos of the artists who perform in Guarneri Hall; to be notified of new releases sign up for our newsletter.