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2017 COLLABORATIVE WORKS FESTIVAL - FESTIVAL PASS

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM - Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 PM (CDT)

2017 COLLABORATIVE WORKS FESTIVAL - FESTIVAL PASS

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Festival pass Sep 6, 2017 $60.00 $4.29

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Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago's 6th annual Collaborative Works Festival will be held at venues around Chicago from September 6-9, 2017. The 2017 Festival, Myths and Legends, will explore various mythical and fantastic tales as told through the medium of song. Featuring yet another all-star lineup of internationally acclaimed artists, including soprano Sarah Shafer; CAIC co-founder Nicholas Phan; bass-baritone Douglas Williams; and pianists Myra Huang and CAIC co-founder Shannon McGinnis; the centerpiece of the festival will be the Festival’s annual solo recital, featuring Ryan Opera Center alumna and 2010 Beverly Sills Award winning soprano Susanna Phillips

The opening salon concert, presented in partnership with The Poetry Foundation on September 6, 2017, will explore the legends of Greek Mythology as told through the lens of Franz Schubert and his fellow German Romantic poet contemporaries.  The German-speaking world had held a fascination with Ancient Greece throughout the 19th century, with many poets turning to Ancient Greek myths for source material. The concert will feature many familiar stories of Greek gods, demigods and goddesses as retold by Schubert and the poets Goethe, Schiller and Mayhrhofer.  The evening’s musicians will be CAIC Artistic Director Nicholas Phan; bass-baritone Douglas Williams; pianists Myra Huang and CAIC co-founder Shannon McGinnis; and soprano Sarah Shafer.

Continuing a commitment to ensuring that the Chicago classical music lineup contains at least one major vocal recital each season, the 2016 Collaborative Works Festival’s annual solo recital will be held on September 7, 2016 in Ganz Hall, presented in collaboration with Roosevelt University’s Chicago College for the Performing Arts and will feature Chicago-favorite Susanna Phillips. The Ryan Opera Center alumna enjoys a widely diverse career that spans the world’s leading opera houses and concert stages.  Regularly appearing in leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona and the Zurich Opera, Phillips also is a frequent soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  A devoted chamber musician and recitalist, Phillips has been presented in recital by Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston’s Celebrity Series, the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.  She collaborates with many leading chamber musicians including pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Brian Zeger, as well as the Emerson String Quartet, and she is a co-founder of Twickenham Fest, a chamber music festival in her native Huntsville, Alabama.  For this recital, Phillips will be joined by her longtime recital partner, pianist Myra Huang, who paired with Phillips for an album of French mélodie, Paysages, about which the San Francisco Chronicle praised Phillips’ “singing that is both tender and fearless,” and raved “Huang is a formidable pianist.” 

Phillips will also preside over the Festival’s annual Master Class at Ganz Hall on the afternoon of September 8, 2017, which will feature rising young stars of Chicago’s classical vocal music scene.  

The second salon concert, held on September 9, 2017 will explore musical re-tellings of fantastical tales and legends as told through song composers of many periods.  Multiple composers representing a wide variety of styles and nations will be represented on the program, which will include music ranging from romantic composers like Robert Schumann and Henri Duparc to contemporary composers such as Jake Heggie, the common theme being story-telling through song. For this closing concert of the festival, CAIC Artistic Director Nicholas Phan will re-join soprano Sarah Shafer, bass-baritone Douglas Williams, and pianists Shannon McGinnis and Myra Huang

More information can be found HERE at CAIC's website.

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Chicago, IL 60605

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM - Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 PM (CDT)


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Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

CAIC seeks to make Chicago a world home for the performance and study of art song and vocal chamber music repertoire. 

Through vocal coachingsmaster classes, and performances in venues throughout the Chicago area, including the annual Collaborative Works Festival, CAIC offers musicians and audience members the opportunity to experience the intimate, inspiring world of song. 

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