Location: Galvin Recital Hall, Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts (Map it)
This performance is SOLD OUT.
Donald Nally, conductor; Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble
Conducted by Bienen School director of choral organizations Donald Nally, the Grammy Award-winning professional chamber choir makes its Chicago debut with a recent commission from Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon. Anonymous Man draws on Gordon’s experiences living in a changing Lower Manhattan neighborhood—on a street lived on by some and lived in by others, where what people call “home” differs greatly. The Crossing is joined by the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble in Gabriel Jackson’s dramatic setting of Pierre Joris’s poem Rigwreck, a meditation on the power of money. This concert is the culmination of The Crossing’s four-day Bienen School residency.