The acclaimed Liederstube expands its reach with the first salon event in Pilsen at Nitecap Coffee Bar, site of the recent Opera Ouvert production of La Bohème. Featured performers: Eugenia Cheng, piano; Amaia Gabantxo, flamenco singer; and YOU if you want to sing lieder or mélodie from the Liederstube library.
The Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago has replaced the major institutions in presenting today's marquee singers in an art song program. Recent vocal artists presented by CAIC have included Paul Appleby, Jesse Blumberg, David Daniels, Michelle DeYoung, and Luca Pisaroni - not to mention great pianists like Martin Katz and Kevin Murphy. Their season concludes with Chicago's most prolific baritone and the young guitarist all the singers want to work with.
This month's Liederstube features special guest internationally acclaimed baritone and generally an American Treasure - COREY CRIDER! Eugenia Cheng's star is on the rise with a recent profile in the New York Times and a guest appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Now is the time for you to attend a Liederstube. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Young mezzo-soprano Erin Moll, star of the recent Midwestern premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Sumeida's Song, is joined by pianist Jordan Crice in an intimate salon style performace of Spanish art songs
Bring your favourite Lieder and artsongs to sing with Eugenia Cheng at the piano, or just come along and have a drink and enjoy classical music in an intimate, informal environment. All are welcome, including children! Sightreading is encouraged! Bring everyone!
Salon style lieder and art song performances. Free to the public. Come and sing, or just listen while sipping on wine. It's a very casual and intimate environment - ideal for this type of music-making.
For the first time in Chicago, visual art meets live classical music in this unique interdisciplinary collaboration between Chicago Fringe Opera and Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.
In preparation for this event, three of CFO's singers have visited the Intuit Gallery and chosen art songs in response to exhibited works from the Intuit collection. Accompanied by live acoustic piano, the songs will be performed next to each work, highlighting over and subconscious connections between each medium.
During this 80 minute recital, the audience will move throughout the gallery, listening to songs and viewing art, with the event culminating in a cheese-and-wine reception.