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

Lots of big works downtown this month. But do you also know about New Music Chicago? Check 'em out for up-to-date listings of all things in the contemporary music scene.

Hubbard Street's Spring Series

Hubbard Street Dance's Spring Series brings 300 years of music together in another round of solid and intriguing programming. HSD reprises two works by Jiří Kylián: "Sarabande," which Bach's Second Partita for Solo Violin with electronic manipulations, and "Falling Angels," set to Steve Reich's "Drumming" performed live by Third Coast Percussion. Alejandro Cerrudo's "Cloudless" is set to two short works by Nils Frahm, while Owen Belton's music accompanies the HSD premiere of Crystal Pite's "A Picture of You Falling." Finally, HSD gives the world premiere of "I am Mister B," choreographed by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano as an homage to George Balanchine, and set to Tchaikovsky's Third Suite for Orchestra. Pretty sure you'll want grab up some last-minute tickets, which start at $25. March 12-15, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago.

Chicago Bach Project: St. John Passion

Chicago Bach Project consistently does Bach better than just about anyone else; certainly, some of the best large-scale early music you'll hear all season. For its fifth year, CBP brings back Grammy-winning conductor John Nelson to lead acclaimed soloists Nicholas Phan, Stephen Morscheck, Lisette Oropesa, Lawrence Zazzo, John Tessier, and Matthew Brook. Last year's St. Mathew Passion featured many of the same soloists and delivered a fiery and soulful performance; the St. John will surely follow suit. Don't miss this one-night-only show. Tickets start at $25. Friday, March 20, 7:30pm. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph.

Chicago Sinfonietta: Primal Instincts

Chicago loves its Irish bagpipes, but Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato plays the Spanish gaita unlike anything you'll hear on St. Patrick's Day. A unique force around the world, she has toured with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and blazed new roads for women in music. She will give the US premiere of Emilio Solla's tango-jazz concerto for bagpipes, piano, and orchestra — a work she commissioned — on a program surging with energy. Mei-Ann Chen conducts the Sinfonietta in two suites from Bizet's Carmen, followed by Carl Orff's bombastic and baudy Carmina Burana. Good stuff all around. Tickets start at $10. Monday, March 23, 7:30pm. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.


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

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


Abbey Pub
Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records

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