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Claire Chase and Guests

  • Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall 70 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL, 60208 United States (map)

Tickets: $8 for the general public, $5 for students with a valid ID.

Bienen School visiting artist Claire Chase, an internationally recognized flutist, new music advocate, and musical entrepreneur, is the only flutist to receive a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. She is joined by three Bienen School graduate students, flutists from the People's Music School and Merit School of Music, members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and additional Chicago-area flutists to perform Salvatore Sciarrino's monumental Il cerchio tagliato dei suoni (Cutting the Circle of Sounds). Chase participated in the work's US premiere at the Guggenheim Museum in 2012 and led its critically acclaimed West Coast premiere in 2015 at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall. Marveling that the performance turned the concert hall into "an enormous lung" the Los Angeles Times declared that "it was unlike anything anyone had surely heard before or even ever imagined.