The Spektral Quartet is renowned for its dedication to new music and collaborations with other artists. This weekend, concert-goers have the opportunity to attend a free performance by the quartet as part of Chicago’s Latino Music Festival. Spektral is joining forces with vocalist Julia Bentley to present rarely-heard South American compositions on Sunday, December 9 at the Harold Washington Library.
The program will include the Chicago premiere of Hilda Paredes’ Canciones lunáticas. Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang will join the quartet to perform several works – Chicago-based arranger Joe Clark’s new renditions of works by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, and pieces by Brazilian composer Camargo Guarnieri and Mexican composer Manuel de Zumaya. Spektral will also perform Chambers, a piece which the quartet commissioned Brazilian-born composer Marcos Balter to compose in 2011.
The performance takes place on Sunday, Dec.9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Harold Washington Library’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL.
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