Supported by a 2015 DCASE Grant, soprano Nina Dante presents a concert designed to carry on the beautiful tradition of song cycle into the 21st Century. Two new song cycles by Chicago-based composers Pablo Chin and Jonathon Kirk are accompanied by two works for soprano and cello by Shawn Jaeger, part of what was designed to become a larger cycle based on the poetry and folk music of the Appalachians. Accompanied by projected artwork by engineer/artist/poet Robert Grubbs, this evening of music will explore the universality of mankind's suffering and ecstasy, as all good song cycles aim to do. Emily Beisel, clarinet; Erin Rafferty, viola; Molly Rife, cello; Ryan Packard, percussion.
This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Pablo Chin | (in)armonia: Mythologies (part i and ii)
Pablo Chin music; Nina Dante, poetry | Como la leyenda de Tlön
Shawn Jaeger | In Old Virginny
Shawn Jaeger | Pastor Hick's Farewell
Jonathon Kirk | A Single Climb to a Line