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Spektral Quartet and Eliza Brown: Once More With Feeling! at Constellation

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

Have you ever had the thought, after hearing a brand-new work, that you might enjoy and appreciate it more if only you could hear it again? We’ve heard this feedback from audience members many times over the years, and so we are creating a new series at Constellation to quench that thirst. We’re calling it Once More–With Feeling!

These concerts will focus on just one piece of recent music – we’ll perform it once at the top and again at the end of the show, and in between we’ll invite the composer to explore the piece with us in a live interview, providing first-hand insight into the inspiration and process of creating it. Eliza Brown’s first string quartet is a mesmerizing work filled with vivid sonic colors, subtle pitch bends, notes on the precipice of audibility, and a frenetic climax.

“The quartet proved that they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably on this occasion, an ability to cast a magic spell…” -The New York Times