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Classical Thu Oct 09 2014

Pulling Strings: For classical music in Chicago, you got a guy - October 2014

"Classical music is dead. Long live classical music!" - The Internet.

The lesson: Read less internet. See more music.

Spektral Quartet: Sampler Pack
If you haven't seen the Spektrals by now, then I just don't know. Do yourself a favor and check out their latest Sampler Pack concert to get a distillation of their entire outlook on music. n one performance, SQ offers small bits of works from Ligeti's manic Quartet No. 2 to Beethoven's melancholic Opus 132; from brooding Philip Glass to nostalgic Dvorak. Hear string players sing and recite poetry while playing during David Reminick's The Ancestral Mousetrap, and hear selections from SQ's Mobile Minis ringtone project. The ever-evolving quartet will welcome violinist Clara Lyon to the group, in place of the departing Aurelien Pederzoli. There will also be alcohol. Tickets are $12. Saturday, October 25, 8pm. Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.

Chicago a cappella: Global Transcendence
Vocal ensembles don't come much better than Chicago a cappella. The chamber choir boasts a vast repertoire covering — and adding to — the entire history of singing. Their program this month explores the ancient musical commonalities among Hindu, Baha'I, Jewish, Christian, and other cultures, while touching on music by Thomas Tallis, Johannes Brahms, Henry Purcell alongside Gregorian chant. Tickets are $38, $30, $25 seniors, $12 students. Saturday, October 18, 8pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Sunday, October 19, 4pm. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn, Chicago.

Third Coast Percussion: Haunt of Last Nightfall
TCP returns to the Logan Center for one heavy-hitting and beautiful program. The concert features David T. Little's work, "Haunt of Last Nightfall," written for the ensemble, commemorating the massacre at El Mozote, El Salvador in the 1980s. Other works on the program feature music written in response to historic and tragic events: John Cage's "Credo in US," written after the Pearl Harbor bombing; and Frederic Rzewski's "Coming Together," a musical setting of letters from an Attica State Prison following the riots in 1971. Tickets are $25, $5 students. Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

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Programs, artists, and prices subject to change. Tickets subject to availability.

 
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