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Category: violin

Wednesday, August 24

string festival
day three

Jason Kao Hwang (1957-, composition, direction) and Uprising Orchestra (Lester St. Louis [cello], Ken Filiano [bass], Andrew Drury [drums], et al.), “Myths of Origin,” live, New York, 10/10/21

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Woods, Aix-en-Provence (1887-1890), detail (Cezanne—The Artist’s Artist, through 9/5/22)

Tuesday, August 23rd

string festival
day two

Tomeka Reid Ensemble (TR, 1977- [cello, composition], Fred Lonberg-Holm [cello], Mazz Swift [violin], Jason Hwang [viola], et al.), “Tokens,” live, Chicago (Hyde Park Jazz Festival), 2015

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, July 5th

like nothing else

Henry Threadgill’s Society Situation Dance Band (HT, 1944-, MCOTD Hall of Fame, compositions, direction; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Frank Lacy, trombone; Bob Stewart, tuba; Abdul Wadud, cello; Brandon Ross, guitar; Pheeroan akLaff, drums, et al.), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1988

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, April 19th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 1 in B minor; Gidon Kremer (1947-, violin), live, Austria (Lockenhaus), 2006

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, April 13th

timeless

1909?

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Five Movements for String Quartet (Op. 5), 1909; Telegraph Quartet, live, 2018

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, April 7th

sounds of Ukraine

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-), String Quartet No. 1 (1974); Royal String Quartet, live, Warsaw (Poland), 2021

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, March 17th

voices I miss

Billy Bang Quintet (BB, 1947-2011, violin, compositions; James Zollar, trumpet; Andrew Bemkey, piano; Todd Nicholson, bass; Newman Taylor Baker, drums), live, New York, 2006

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reading table

Look at your past, how it’s grown.

—Karen Solie (1966-), from “All That Is Certain Is Night Lasts Longer Than the Day”

Thursday, March 10th

what’s new

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (1977-, violin), Joonas Ahonen (1984-, piano), live, Vienna (Austria), published 3/8/22: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor (excerpt [Movts. III-IV]); George Antheil (1900-1959), Violin Sonata No. 1 (excerpt [Movt. IV), 1923)

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, March 9th

what’s new

Jason Kao Hwang’s Human Rites Trio (JKH, compositions, violin, viola; Ken Filiano, bass; Andrew Drury, drums), live, New York, 3/1/22

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 8th

like nobody else

In a world of too much—news, suffering, noise—he offers a small, quiet space to inhabit.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For John Cage (1982); Jesse Mills (violin), Rieko Aizawa (piano), live, New York (Bargemusic, Brooklyn), 7/30/21

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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