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Classical Fri Jan 09 2015

Pulling Strings: For classical music in Chicago, you got a guy - January 2015

In memory of my friend, colleague, and arts publicist extraordinaire, Eric Eatherly. He was one of the good ones.

Ian Maksin and Goran Ivanovic Trio
Cellist Ian Maksin returns to City Winery after a round of international touring and album releasing to collaborate with guitarist Goran Ivanovic, bassist Matt Ulery, and drummer Pete Tashjian. Maksin's never-ending ability to find new realms for the cello has taken his music from his native St. Petersburg, Russia, to American jazz, and he has an uncanny ability to shift styles. Maksin and Ivanovic will perform music of Bach, Bartok, Piazzolla, and original works in what promises to be a lively show. Tickets $15-$22. Sunday, January 11, 7pm. City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph.

Chicago Sinfonietta: Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Chicago Sinfonietta and its music director, Mei-Ann Chen continue their January tradition of honoring Dr. King with music and performers that look to a diverse and inclusive future. The concert opens with a movement from 17-year-old Jherrard Marseille Hardeman's Symphony No. 3, followed by the high-flying Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 with 13-year-old cellist Sujari Britt. Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait and a selection of African American spirituals round out the music, with additional performances by the Young Chicago Authors and a recitation of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech by Wayne K. Woods. Tickets start at $10. Monday, January 19, 7:30pm. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

Pacifica Quartet at Uof C
As Artist-in-Residence, the Pacifica Quartet returns to their home base at the University of Chicago for a weekend of (mostly) new music. As part of the Contempo series, Pacifica joins eighth blackbird, trumpeter Stephen Burns, and soprano Sharon Harms in music commissioned by Contempo by Shulamit Ran, Ralph Shapey, Huck Hodge, and John Eaton; the concert also honors the late composer Lee Hyla who passed in 2014. If contemporary music isn't your speed, catch the Pacifica on Sunday when it performs Beethoven's rollicking Razumovsky Quartet, Op. 59, No. 1, which — like most of Beethoven's work — expanded the boundaries of chamber music. The program includes Puccini's sublime and aria-like Crisantemi ("Chrysanthemums") and Elliott Carter's String Quartet No. 1 from 1950/1. Tickets $25/$5 students. Saturday, January 24, 7:30pm and Sunday, January 25, 3pm. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th.


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

About the author: Elliot Mandel photographs classical concerts and you should hire him for your next show. He also writes reviews and plays cello.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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  Chicago Music Media

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