Contemporary classical music doesn’t usually rank high on a list of funny things. There is, however, a not-so-serious side.
Join pianist Amy Briggs, a leading interpreter of the music of living composers; the new music ensemble Contempo; and conductor Cliff Colnot for performance, commentary, and insight into a playful collection of contemporary chamber works.
Highlights include Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Floof, scored for an ensemble of six, and the piano solo Schnozzage, written for two hands and a nose.
About Cliff Colnot
Cliff Colnot is a distinguished conductor, musician, and arranger. He is the conductor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), among others.
Tickets will be available at the door. Accessible parking is available in the garage at 5500 S Ellis Ave, at the corner of 55th Street. On the weekends, parking is free for campus visitors.
This event is part of the Chicago Humanities Festival’s (CHF) annual fall festival. For more information, please visit the CHF’s website.