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screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-4-47-00-pmACM celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Carl Sandburg‘s magnificent collection Chicago Poems.  We’re working with mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley to commission five composers to create musical settings of several of the poems which have then been fused into a comprehensive work.

The finished work will be performed in its entirety at the Chicago Cultural Center in the beautiful Preston Bradley Hall and it will also be previewed on a special radio broadcast on 98.7 WFMT from PianoForte Chicago.


Preview broadcast (listen live on 98.7 WFMT or online)
Friday, October 7 12:00 PM
PianoForte Chicago
1335 S. Michigan Ave.
Free and open to the public

Saturday, October 8 2:00 PM
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Randolph St., 3rd floor
Free and open to the public


Chicago Songs
From the Shore by Lawrence Axelrod
Mist by Yuan-Chen Li
the has-been to beachey by Andrew McManus
Nocturne in a Deserted Brickyard by Seth Boustead
Fences by Timothy Page


Julia Bentley – mezzo-soprano
Alyson Berger – cello
Sebastian Huydts – piano
Jeff Yang – violin


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