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Concert: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17 Concert Flyer

Chicago Soundings
Tuesday, April 17, 7:30pm, FREE
Queen of Angels Church
2330 W. Sunnyside, one block north of Montrose and Western
Chicago, Il 60625

(Brown Line to Western; Bus: #49 to Sunnyside)
More info: 773.281.1241
Reception follows the concert

Works by Composers: George Flynn, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, William Jason Raynovich, Tom Stevens

Program:
George Flynn, Forms of Flight
for clarinet solo
Cory Tiffin, clarinet
text by George Flynn

George Flynn, “Before the Long, Dark Deluge”, from Songs of Destruction
for soprano, trumpet, and piano
Leila Bowie, voice
George Flynn, piano

Janice Misurell-Mitchell, The Art of Noise (world premiere)
for flute/voice and percussion
Meerenai Shim, flute/voice
Christopher Jones, percussion
Text by Luigi Russolo, from The Futurist Manifesto, 1913

William Jason Raynovich, ‘price
for solo guitar
James Baur, guitar

Tom Stevens, String Quartet Number Four
performed by the Lincoln Square Quartet

The program promises new sounds and virtuosic writing for the instruments.
Three of the works on the program are commissions, and four were completed in the last year. Two have political themes – Flynn, about Vietnam war and the US wars against Native Americans. Misurell-Mitchell’s piece plays with the ideas of Luigi Russolo in The Futurist Manifesto, exploring ideas of noise becoming music and vice versa.

The Stevens work is based on folk tunes found in the Old Town School of Folk Music songbook and was commissioned by the Old Town School, Chicago. The Raynovich work was commissioned by James Baur, the guitar player; written in variation form, it explores its musical ideas with the guitar in altered tunings.

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