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Event Series Event Series: Rands at 90

Rands at 90 (Part 1)

Friday, March 8, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

$10.00 – $40.00
Bernard Rands

Renowned composer Bernard Rands (b. 1934) will celebrate his 90th birthday with a two-day residency at Guarneri Hall. The event will feature works that deeply influenced Rands, compositions from his own seven-decade career, and pieces written by composers on whom Rands has had a profound influence. Get tickets now, see program, or view Rands at 90 (Part 2).

In addition to the music, Rands will talk about his life and his earliest influences, illuminate elements in his work, and talk about the music of the composers that have followed him. The two-day event will conclude with a party in honor of Mr. Rands.

Artists include the Terra String Quartet; NOIS Saxophone Quartet; Kristina Bachrach, soprano; and Alexander Hersh, cello.

Program for Friday, March 8

Bernard Rands: Impromptu No. 3 for solo piano
Daniel Pesca, piano

Kathleen Ginther: Psalm of Love and Sorrow
Stefan Hersh, violin and Daniel Pesca, piano

Bernard Rands: Walcott Songs
Kristina Bachrach, mezzo-soprano and Alexander Hersh, cello

Daniel Pesca: A Line for a Walk
Stefan Hersh, violin and Danial Pesca, piano.

Bernard Rands: Memo 6 for solo alto sax
Nois Saxophone Quartet

Kathleen Ginther: Epousailles
Kristina Bachrach, mezzo-soprano and viola

Bernard Rands: Prism (Memo 6b) for saxophone quartet
Nois Saxophone Quartet

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Rands at 90 (Part 1) - General Admission
$ 40.00
37 available
Rands at 90 (Part 1) - Student Admission
$ 10.00
10 available


Friday, March 8, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
$10.00 – $40.00
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Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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