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Monday, November 12th

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Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio (TS, composition, conducting, drums; Cory Smythe, piano; Chris Tordini, bass; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Kyle Amburst, viola; Rubin Kodheli, cello), “The Inner Spectrum of Variables” (T. Sorey), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017

 

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art beat

other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Nicolas de Jesus (1960-), La ofrenda (The Offering), 2009 (Día de Muertos: A Spiritual Legacy, through December 9th)

Tuesday, October 30th

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Arvo Pärt (1935-), Fratres (1977); Stéphane Tétreault (cello), Charles Richard-Hamelin (piano), live (studio), Montreal, 2015

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Brook, Ill. (Dean Nature Sanctuary)

Monday, October 29th

Why not begin the week with something slow and simple, something quiet?

Arvo Pärt (1935-), Spiegel im Spiegel (1978); Leonhard Roczek (cello), Herbert Schuch (piano), live, Austria (Salzburg), 2014

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 13th

Last night, at the University of Chicago (Mandel Hall), they opened with this piece, which was followed by Shostakovich (String Quartet No. 4 in D Major), Brahms (String Quartet in A Minor) and, in an encore, Webern (Langsamer Satz). One-word review: spellbinding.

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4 (excerpt); Takács Quartet, live, New York, 2018

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, October 11th

this weekend in Chicago

They’re also playing at the University of Chicago—tomorrow night.

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet in F major (1903), 1st Mvt.
Takács Quartet, live, New York, 2017

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, October 9th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Six Cello Suites (excerpts); Yo-Yo Ma, live, Washington, D.C., 8/17/18

 

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random sights

other evening, Chicago (riding the Green Line)

Monday, October 1st

Need a break from the incessant noise?

Jürg Frey (1953-), Canones Incerti (2010), Jürg Frey (clarinet), et al., live

 

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baseball

Baseball is such a perfect game in some ways that it takes 162 to decide nothing.

—Cubs manager Joe Maddon on the Cubs/Brewers tie

Saturday, September 22nd

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Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, composition) and Spektral Quartet, “Viejo” (Yo Soy La Tradición)2018

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, September 16th

this week in Chicago

They’re playing Thursday at Constellation and Friday at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (benefit for Puerto Rico).

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, compositions) and Spektral Quartet (Yo Soy La Tradición, 2018)

“Milagrosa”

 

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“Promesa”

 

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Playing and talking

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Brook, Ill. (Dean Nature Sanctuary)

Saturday, September 1st

what’s new

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, composition) & Spektral Quartet, from Yo Soy La Tradición, 2018

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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