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      Ilya Levinson

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      Seth interviews composer, Ilya Levinson, and cellist, Ian Maksin, in the WFMT studio.

      Seth interviews composer, Ilya Levinson, and cellist, Ian Maksin, in the WFMT studio.

      We sat down with composer, Ilya Levinson, to talk about his story as a composer in Chicago. The program also features live performances of Levinson’s works by cellist, Ian Maksin. Levinson’s body of work varies stylistically, while still maintaining a sound unique to the composer. You can hear his works performed in the Chicago area, and around the world.

      Ilya Levinson – Rockin’ (Levin session)
      Ian Maksin, vc.

      In Blue
      Ian Maksin, vc.

      Sevdah Medley
      Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra: Phil Simmons

      Solstice Canyon I
      Duo Montagnard: Matthew Slotkin, guitar; Joseph Murphy, alto sax

      Memory Tango
      Ian Maksin, vc.; Ani Gogova, p.

      Tell-Tale Heart
      members of the CUBE ensemble: Phil Morehead; David Halloway, baritone

      Adventures
      Civic Orchestra: Cliff Colnot

      Levinson’s Columbia College Biography
      Maksin plays Levinson’s “Prayer” on Youtube

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      One Response to “Ilya Levinson”

      1. Ruth La Sure says:

        I now am a fan of composer, Ilya Levinson. What wonderful music he has created, and I love the variety of the different influences he uses. Thanks to Ian Maksin for telling me via face book of this event. It would be difficult to pick favorites. I could absolutely hear, “In Blue” in a Woody Allen movie, and being an Argentine Tango lover, the “Memory Tango” was a hit with me. Solistice Canyon I was perfect in my memory of Point McGoo in Malibu where my family camped every Fall. Thanks Seth Keley.

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