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Thursday, October 18th

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TM Krishna, Raga Hamir Kalyani, live, 2017

 

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Heaven does not change her blue.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 167 (Franklin)

Monday, October 15th

sounds of India

Yesterday he sang at the University of Chicago (Logan Center), accompanied by violin, drums (mridangam), and drone instrument (tamboura). He performed for over two hours without intermission, singing not a word of English. Sailing these unfamiliar seas was, for me, heavenly.

TM Krishna (vocals) featuring Vikku Vinayakram (ghatam), Raga Begada, live, India (Mumbai), 2018

 

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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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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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, October 6th

My kind of “genius.”

Vijay Gupta, violinist, educator, social-justice advocate, 2018 MacArthur Fellow, talking and playing

 

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musical thoughts

Filled with music, we’re free of all else.

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

Tuesday, September 4th

serendipity

This I bumped into the other night.

Ivan Petrovich Larionov (1830-1889), “Kalinka”; Tanya Kalmanovitch (violin) and Ted Reichman (accordion), live, Boston (Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory), 2010

 

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other day, Chicago

Saturday, September 1st

what’s new

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

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, August 20th

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Kaija Saariaho (1952-), Cloud Trio (2009); Chartreuse (Myra Hinrichs, violin; Carrie Frey, viola; Helen Newby, cello), live, Los Angeles, 2016

 

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Walking in Mountains in the Rain
by Wang Wei, 699-759 (translated from Chinese by David Young,
Five T’ang Poets, 1990)

In this quick cloudburst
air thickens, the sky comes down

dark mountains
flashes of lightning

out at sea new clouds
have just started to form
and this small brook I straddle
is a river in flood somewhere

rags and blankets of mist
hang on these slopes and cliffs

then the clouds open and vanish
rain patters off
and moonlight silvers
that whole reach of river
foothills to ocean

and even from this black mountain
I can hear boatmen singing.

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