Spektral Quartet (Parlour Tapes+ album release), Good Evening – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – October 26th, 2013
Spektral Quartet (Parlour Tapes+ album release), Good Evening

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Spektral Quartet (Parlour Tapes+ album release)

Good Evening

Sat, October 26, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Spektral Quartet (Parlour Tapes+ album release)
Spektral Quartet (Parlour Tapes+ album release)
It's time to blow the lid off the brand new album from new-music raconteurs the Spektral Quartet and curatorial vanguards Parlour Tapes+! These partners-in-sonic-crime invite you to enter the Chamber for a release party like no other. Comprised exclusively of works by Chicago composers (Hans Thomalla, Eliza Brown, Marcos Balter, Ben Hjertmann, Liza White and Chris Fisher-Lochhead), Chambers showcases the irresistible and sweeping spectrum of music being created in the city. In addition to selections from the album, the program will feature world premieres by Katherine Young and Ryan Ingebritsen, as well as works by Brian Ferneyhough and Bela Bartok.

After Spektral finishes up, stick around for a few drinks and take in a set by fun-loving indie folk band Good Evening.

$15 admission includes a cassette copy of the album, which includes a digital download code


Liza White: Zin Zin Zin Zin
Thomas Adés: Selections from Arcadiana
Benjamin Britten: Alla Marcia
Bela Bartok: Quartet 4, Mvmt 4: Allegretto pizzicato
Chris Fisher-Lochhead: Dig Absolutely
Katherine Young arrangement of Arthur Russell's "Hiding Your Present From You" (world premiere)
Brian Ferneyhough: Adagissimo
Ben Hjertmann: String Quartet #2: Étude


With its innovative programming consistently filling venues with a “crowd that other classical presenters would kill to attract” (Chicago Classical Review), the Spektral Quartet has established itself as one of Chicago’s most intrepid and adroit ensembles. With a priority on evaporating the perceived boundary between traditional masterworks and the music of the present, Spektral concerts feature the likes of Beethoven and Mozart alongside Carter and Adés.

Hailed by Time Out Chicago as having “forged a reputation for fiercely on-point performances as well as some of the city’s most imaginative chamber programming,” the Spektral Quartet continues to close the distance between performer and audience member. For its annual Sampler Pack series at the Empty Bottle, quartet movements are extracted and shuffled to explore unexpected artistic connections in an informal bar setting. For 2011′s Epistolary program, a film depicting the rising deadline anxieties between quartet and commissioned composer were produced as a comic short film, screened prior to the world premiere of the score in question. As bold advocates for Chicago’s dynamic new music scene, Spektral recently produced Break Right Through That Line, a concert featuring works by Northwestern University faculty composers and their protégés.

2012 found the quartet launching its most ambitious project to date: Theatre of War. A seamless integration of music, theatre, film and the spoken word, Chicago-area music critics praised the performance for its stance against societal war-apathy, its donation of ticket proceeds to a veterans organization, and in particular its execution of composer George Crumb’s amplified string quartet: “One is unlikely to experience a more powerful, eloquent and intensely moving performance of Black Angels.” (Chicago Classical Review)

Sharing personal insights and often humorous rehearsal anecdotes from the stage are a hallmark of Spektral’s traditional-format concerts. Rather than focusing on the facts and figures commonly found in program notes, this interaction offers audiences a more intimate concertgoing experience through the imaginative narratives and aural cues delivered by the quartet. The Spektral Quartet is equally committed to training the next generation of chamber musicians, and as pedagogues, are in demand in the academic arena, having been invited by Northwestern University, Illinois State University and The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to perform, present workshops and lead masterclasses.
Good Evening
Good Evening
Good Evening is a Chicago-based indie-folk group which formed on the Ides of March, 2010. Specializing in ‘midnight broken glass love songs’, their sound is appropriate to all-night ragers, weddings, campfires, as well as cafes, bars, and music venues. With eclectic musical backgrounds and interests, the band has a dynamic sound, full of happiness and heartache, whiskey and woe. They will release their second full-length album 'Till We're Broke' in Winter 2013
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618