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The Chicago Ensemble: Jet Whistle: Duets & Trios
International House/Fourth Presbyterian Church
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Ensemble: Jet Whistle: Duets & Trios
Known for its "lively, offbeat programming" (John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune), The Chicago Ensemble concerts combine beloved chamber music classics, rarely performed gems and exciting new works by contemporary composers, including winners of the Ensemble's Discover America competition for new American chamber works.

The distinctive flute solos of H. Villa-Lobos' vivid Assobio a Jato (Jet Whistle) (1950) will add a startling touch to December's program of duets and trios for flute, strings and piano. The title, "Jet whistle" refers to an effect produced by the flutist in the last measures of the piece.  The program includes the equally evocativebut contemplativeDuo (1971) by Aaron Copland. The program will open with J.S. Bach's Trio-Sonata in G Major, BWV 1039, in which cello and piano provide the continuo for the flute and viola parts. A. Roussel's abstract Trio, Op. 40 (1929) will provide a modern contrast to its Baroque predecessor. Rounding out the program is J. Brahms' richly textured Sonata No.2 in Eb Major, op. 120 no 2, for viola and piano, and Hindemith's intricate and virtuosic Duet (1934) for viola and cello, the latter an infrequently heard but excellent composition with a touch of the ironic.

Ensemble members Susan Levitin, flute; Paul Vanderwerf, viola; Andrew Snow, cello; and Artistic Director Gerald Rizzer, piano, will perform.

J. S. Bach: Trio-Sonata in G Major, BWV 1039 (12.5')    

Aaron Copland: Duo (1971) (14')                  

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in Eb Major, op. 120 no. 2 (20')  

Albert Roussel: Trio, op. 40 (1929) (14.5')

Paul Hindemith: Duet (1934) (4')

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Assobio a Jato (Jet Whistle)(1950)(8')

7:30 pm, Tuesday, November 29
Fourth Presbyterian Church at Chestnut & Michigan

3 pm, Sunday, December 4
International House at University of Chicago

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- Flexible ticket policy (use any ticket, anytime)
- Complimentary pre-concert receptions
- Informal, intimate listening environment
- Concert talks by Gerald Rizzer, Artistic Director

Join us for an engaging afternoon or evening of compelling chamber music!

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International House/Fourth Presbyterian Church (View)
Hyde Park/Gold Coast
Chicago, IL 60637/60611
United States

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Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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