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CSO Chamber Music Series: Trailblazing American Artists

June 10, 2018
Fullerton Hall
$33 per person; call (312) 294-3000 for tickets

American composer George Walker's First String Quartet journeys through melodies filled with inventive and daring sonic colors. One of Duke Ellington's most beloved songs, "Sophisticated Lady," is reimagined in an arrangement for string quartet. With brazen musical outbursts and innovative instrumentation, Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet and Haydn's String Quartet in A Major challenge traditional notions of the form. After the concert, experience works by American artists who pushed the boundaries of art during their time. 

Performed by the Lincoln Quartet. 

Charles White. Harvest Talk, 1953. Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Hartman. © The Charles White Archives Inc.