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      Thirsty Ears LIVE Preview from the Levin

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      Relevant Tones’ is highlighting the performers and works featured in the second annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only classical music street festival!  This LIVE broadcast is coming straight from WFMT’s Levin on Friday August 11th.

      Selected works: 

      Gillespie Quartet
      Amos Gillespie, Trevor Watkin, Richard Zili, and David Keller

      “11/8” by Amos Gillespie
      “Pequeña Czarda” by Pedro Iturralde


      Black Oak Ensemble
      Desiree Ruhstradt, David Cunliffe, and Aurelien Pederzoli

      “Tapas” (mvmt V and VII) by Marc Mellits
      “LA Calle 92” by Astor Piazzolla


      Tiffin Brothers
      Cory Tiffin and Simon Tiffin

      “Chicago Mood” by George Flynn


      Mischa Zupko & Sang Mee Lee

      “Veils” by Mischa Zupko



      Thirsty Ears is a two day street festival located at Wilson street between Hermitage and Ravenswood. On Saturday, August 12th & 13th, Fifteen stellar ensembles and soloists will perform music from Beethoven to Shostakovich to Reich and everything in between on the main stage.

      We’ll also have delicious beer from Empirical Brewing, vendor booths, kid friendly activities and food trucks on both days including Empanadas 5411, Pierogi Wagon and Bruges Brothers.

      $5 suggested donation, all proceeds support the ACM School of Music.

      1758 W. Wilson Ave.
      Public transportation options:
      Brown line Montrose or Damen stop
      Ravenswood Metra stop
      Lawrence or Montrose Ave. bus

      Parking is limited to street parking


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