1001 Afternoons in Chicago

Integrating musical creativity into everyday life

1001_Afternoons_Poster_smallIn 2013 we partnered with one of Chicago’s most renowned storefront theater companies, Strawdog Theater, to adapt several stories by legendary Chicago journalist Ben Hecht into a radio play for live music and voices.

Little did we know at the time how far this project would go!  Since the premiere at Architectural Artifacts we’ve recorded a CD version, made a film version that was shown on PBS and performed it live on Chicago Public Radio.

But on this night it was brand new for all of us.

PROGRAM

Prelude
Grass Figures 1
Don Quixote and His Last Windmill
Grass Figures 2
Thumbnail Lotharios
Grass Figures 3
Dapper Pete and the Sucker Play
Grass Figures 4
The Mother
Clocks and Owl Cars
Grass Figures 5

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Music by Seth Boustead and Amos Gillespie.
Francesco Milioto – Musical Artistic Director
Anderson Lawfer – Theatrical Direction

Stories by Ben Hecht

Adaptation and narration by Strawdog Theater company

 

Performed by:
Alyson Berger – cello
Doug Johnson – bass
Francesco Milioto – conductor
Christie Miller – clarinets
Trevor Watkin – flute
Jeff Yang – violin

 

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