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Archive for October 16, 2015

New Opera Explores Black Music’s Past, Present, Future

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Composer George Lewis, a Chicago native, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in a big way: with an original stage work –Afterword: the AACM (as) Opera. I spoke with Lewis and singer Joelle Lamarre during technical rehearsals for Afterword at the Museum of Contemporary Art, where the opera has its Chicago premiere.

Chopin’s 24 Preludes As Heard By Puppies

1. C major - trio - three voices - corgis

We all know and love the 24 Preludes by Chopin, each with their own distinctive moods and emotional characters. We also all know and love puppies, each with their own more…