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Kayleigh Butcher & Christopher Narloch: The Schönberg Project at Constellation

  • Constellation Chicago 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

Sunday, November 19 at 8:30PM
Tickets: $10 // $5

Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo soprano, and Christopher Narloch, pianist, present Schönberg's masterpiece, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten, a 15-movement song cycle, depicting a failed love affair between two teenagers in an idyllic garden. Eventually the woman leaves and the garden perishes. Using texts by Schönberg’s friend and poet, Stefan George, this work marked Schönberg's first shift from traditional musical order to 'pantonality'.

To accompany this iconic work, Chris and Kayleigh have commissioned 15 one-minute pieces from American composers all over the country who were inspired by Schönberg's masterpiece. The composers included are: Bethany YoungeEvan WilliamsSteven RiceJessie MarinoDavid GrantJenna LyleBrian PenkrotAlex TempleJonn SokolCara HaxoJonathan Hannau,Adrián Montúfar HerreraElliot ClessFredrick Gifford, and Pamela Stein Lynde.

Arnold Schönberg: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten for mezzo soprano and piano

Bethany Younge: ignite the bushes*
Evan Williams: In This Paradise*
Steven Rice: Dein Gehege*
Jessie Marino: Schoenberg Variation*
David Grant: V*
Brian Penkrot: Revolutionary Suicide*
Alex Temple: Second Moon*
Jonathan Sokol: Spröde*
Cara Haxo: Im Harren*
Jonathan Hannau: As We Behind the Flowered Gates*
Adrian Montúfar: XII*
Elliot T. Cless: Du lehnest wider…*
Fredrick Gifford: untitled (sprich nicht immer…)*
Pamela Stein Lynde: Gärten*

*world premiere