Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis at the Chicago Cultural Center
January 6, 2013 | 3:00pm
Preston Bradley Hall
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
This free Sunday Salon concert at Chicago's magnificent Preston Bradley Hall pairs two musical revolutionaries, separated by centuries. Franz Schubert's Octet is a piece of symphonic scope, intricately scored for just eight players. Its movements take the listener through the full range of Schubert's lyrical library, from sweeping lines, to simple melodies, pain and anguish, and joyous dancing. George Lewis is a modern master whose own accomplishments put him at the frontier of experimentation in jazz, improvised music, computer music research, and trombone performance. ICE will feature two works that allow players to find new ways to communicate and interact, creating dynamic and ever-shifting music that—like Schubert in his Octet—elevates chamber music to new levels.
George Lewis: Shadowgraph 5, for ensemble (1977)
Franz Schubert: Octet (1824)
George Lewis: Artificial Life 2007 (2007)
After the concert, join us for ICE's 10th Birthday Party Bash! Learn more.
From the Blog
January 16, 2013
ICE breathed fresh new life into Franz Schubert’s Octet in F major, D. 803a, a revered warhorse of classical chamber music, by infusing it with the paroxysmal music of George Lewis.