Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Music. Mosaic. Magic.
What if a concert was an opportunity to ignite the body as well as the mind – a chance to work with your hands rather than just folding them in your lap?
On Saturday February 2, 2019 from 7-10pm, join The Chicago Mosaic School for a mosaic-inspired concert event! For this interactive Close Encounters show, musical inspiration will be provided by Spektral Quartet as you discover this ancient art form, with guidance provided by The Chicago Mosaic School’s master teachers. Be creative alongside us – and exit with your own piece for future archaeologists to uncover.
All Materials are included. No Experience Needed. Light refreshments and wine will be provided.
About Spektral Quartet:
Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With the New York Times writing that “they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably…an ability to cast a magic spell”, Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.
Nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY award and named “Chicagoans of the Year 2017” by the Chicago Tribune, Spektral Quartet appears on the Sono Luminus, Azica Records, Nimbus Records, and Parlour Tapes+ labels, and released a new album with saxophonist and MacArthur fellow Miguel Zenón in the fall of 2018. Recent residencies include Stanford University, New World Symphony, and Northwestern University, and the quartet is proud to serve as Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Chicago’s Department of Music. Dubbed “The city’s hottest string quartet” by the Chicago Tribune, Spektral Quartet is committed to championing the work of Chicago composers around the world, and reaching new audiences within the city limits through its new partnership with Theaster Gates’s Rebuild Foundation.