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Live Art: Miranda Cuckson

February 19, 2017
Fullerton Hall
$10 nonmembers, $5 members and students; tickets required.

Renowned violinist Miranda Cuckson gives a solo recital featuring the world premiere of a new work by noted contemporary composer and musician Steve Lehman.


Pierre Boulez: Anthèmes 1 (1992) 

Steve Lehman: new work (2017) 

Aaron Jay Kernis: Aria-Lament (1992) and A Dance of Life (2010)  

Paul Desenne: The Worm's Belly Dance (1998)  

Brian Ferneyhough: Intermedio alla ciaconna (1986) 

Huang Ruo: Four Fragments (2006) 

Co-presented with the Frequency Festival, a weeklong festival dedicated to presenting the most exciting and important artists in new music. Concerts are held at various locations throughout Chicago. 

About the Artist

Violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson enjoys performing both as a soloist and chamber musician and is a favorite of audiences for her playing of a range of repertoire, from well- and lesser-known older works to the most current creations. Having grown up immersed in the classical repertoire, she has in recent years become one of the most active performers of contemporary music. She has performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Teatro Colón, Miller Theatre, 92nd St Y, Guggenheim Museum, Bargemusic, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, BAM, Strathmore, Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series, and the Marlboro, Bard, Lincoln Center, Roaring Hooves, Bridgehampton, Portland, Music Mountain and Bodensee festivals.

Tickets include concert and museum admission starting at 2:30pm.  To enter the museum prior to 2:30pm, please purchase a separate museum admission ticket. 
Tickets go on sale December 23.

Miranda Cuckson. Photo © Caterina di Perri / ECM Records.