David Lang originated
the "Bang on a Can Festival" in New York and will be discussing his
"Illumination Rounds." Pulitzer Prize laureate, Bernard Rands will
speak about his "Concertino for Oboe." Augusta Read Thomas, composer-in-residence
at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will moderate the discussion. Both
of these works will be performed later that evening on the Symphony
Center MusicNOW concert.
concert is a program of contemporary chamber music featuring musicians
from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The concert takes place at
8 p.m. in Buntrock Hall at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.
In addition to the Lang and Rands works, the program includes "Eleven
Echoes of Autumn" by George Crumb, and "Spirit" by Franco Donatoni.
is free to the UIC-CSO Forum series participants. The cost of
attending MusicNOW concert performance is $12.50 for students and
$25 for the general public.
For more information
about the forum call (312) 996-8746; for information about the Music
NOW concert call (312) 294-3411 or visit the website at www.chicagosymphony.org