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Chicago Composer Stacy Garrop

Chicago Composer Stacy Garrop

Live Broadcast on Monday at 12:15 pm

Within the space of one city block, lovers of new music will have a feast on Monday, May 5. Chicago composer Stacy Garrop kicks it off with a piece for two trumpets and piano, part of the First Mondays series at the Chicago Cultural Center with Chicago Chamber Musicians. Works by trumpet player and composer David Sampson, and Brian Prechtl, a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra percussion section, follow.

This monthly series is broadcast live on WFMT at 12:15 pm. The concert is free, and open to the public at the Chicago Cultural Center in Preston Bradley Hall.

Another pair of composers who are well-known to Chicago are Mason Bates and Anna Clyne. They are the curators of the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNow series. Monday evening’s concert at the Harris Theater is the season finale of that series. That concert features a new dance piece by Anna Clyne with dancers from the Los Angeles-based Hysterica Dance Company. The Peabody Conservatory-based composer Oscar Bettison presents his Livre des Sauvages, and California composer Andrew Norman presents a piece inspired by Roman architecture. That concert features members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and includes pizza and beer with the artists.

Hear a WFMT web-exclusive interview with Anna Clyne who talks about her work with choreographer and Hysterica Dance Artistic Director Kitty McNamee. Anna Clyne says she was “immediately captivated by [McNamee’s] use of physical gestures to create a narrative structure.”

Chicago Chamber Musicians First Monday Broadcast, 12:15 pm

Stacy Garrop (b. 1969): The Trumpets at Jericho
Barbara Butler, trumpet
Charles Geyer, trumpet
Rachael Kerr, piano

David Sampson (b. 1951): Three Sides
Barbara Butler, trumpet
She-e Wu, vibraphone
Rachael Kerr, piano

Brian Prechtl: Lucky to be Born
Barbara Butler, trumpet
She-e Wu, percussion
Charles Geyer, narrator

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