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George Crumb

George Crumb Festival

The Music Institute of Chicago will mark the 90th birthday season of George Crumb with an immersive three-day festival of the American iconoclast’s music, March 27-29, 2020. Works to be performed include Night of the Four Moons, Sun and Shadow (Spanish Songbook II), Three Early Songs, Vox Balaenae and the complete Makrokosmos, Books I-IV.

Horatio Parker’s Choral Anthems 

Canticum Novum Choral Ensemble will perform and record the Choral Anthems of Horatio Parker (1863-1919). This project by the Iowa City ensemble will mark the premiere professional recording of this important yet little known part of the pioneering 19th-century American composer’s oeuvre.

150 years of Chamber Music by African-American composers 

The Detroit-based AEPEX Contemporary Performance will present several concerts of a program exploring the vast range of piano and chamber music by black composers from Blind Tom Wiggins in the mid-19th century to contemporary composers of today.