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September 13, 2017

Late Night at National Sawdust: Stucky Portrait is October 20

Screen Shot 2017-09-15 at 2.24.28 PMThe final Late Night at National Sawdust concert of this year will be October 20 at 9:30 PM and is a portrait of one my favorite 20th century composers: Steven Stucky.

Here’s the info!

Late Night at National Sawdust: Steven Stucky Portrait

Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music team up for the final Late Night at National Sawdust concert of 2017: an intimate portrait of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Steven Stucky.   Stucky was one of the country’s most prolific and most performed composers, a talented educator and an indispensible part of twentieth century classical music.

Late Night at National Sawdust is a quarterly live taping of Relevant Tones, a contemporary music podcast hosted by Seth Boustead that will also be broadcast in real time on the nationally syndicated WFMT Radio Network and on WKCR in New York. Live radio has never been so intimate.

The broadcast will be preceded by the Discovery Series, a process-oriented exploration of musical creativity led by composer/pianist Jeremy Gill. Three composers have been chosen from a pool of more than five hundred and will be announced by October 1.

September 3, 2017

‘The Numinous’ to be Performed September 12

My piece ‘The Numinous’ inspired by the works of C.G. Jung will be performed on Tuesday, September 12 as part of ACM’s Into the Mystic concert at the Davis Theater.

 

September 1, 2017

August Relevant Tones Episodes

Christopher Rouse

Hey, I host one of the world’s only syndicated radio shows on contemporary classical music and it’s also a podcast.  Yay!  Here’s what we did last month with links to listen.

My favorite is probably the live show we did to preview the Thirsty Ears Festival but that’s because I’m partial to live radio.  They’re all great!

 

Aug 5    Going Solo
Aug 11  Thirsty Ears Preview: Live
Aug 18  Activist Music
Aug 25  Christopher Rouse

August 2, 2017

Last Few Grant Park Talks for August

Summer is winding down (although it isn’t) and the Grant Park festival will be coming to a close soon (it will.)

Here are your last opportunities to come see one of my pre-concert lectures!  They all take place at the big white tent just west of Pritzker Pavilion.

August 4   5:30
August 5   6:30
August 16  6:30
August 18  5:30
August 19  6:30

August 1, 2017

July on Relevant Tones

Screen Shot 2017-09-15 at 11.49.15 AMHey, I host one of the world’s only syndicated radio shows on contemporary classical music and it’s also a podcast.  Yay!  Here’s what we did last month with links to listen.

My favorites are Dealer’s Choice and the wonderful show with Angélica Negrón. But they’re all good!

Jul 7    Catalonia in NY
Jul 14  Dealer’s Choice
Jul 21  Late Night at National Sawdust
Jul 28  Angélica Negrón

July 31, 2017

Newcity Article – Barack Obama, Aaron Jay Kernis and Trump

For the last year or so I’ve been honored to be a regular contributor to Newcity magazine writing a regular column called the Tip Sheet.

The magazine has recently changed format though to a monthly glossy and so I’m writing longer, more in-depth articles less often which has been great.

I’ll be in the August issue writing about Aaron Jay Kernis’ new orchestral celebration of Barack Obama’s legacy.

Read it here.

July 20, 2017

New Sponsors for Thirsty Ears!

I have the distinct honor of producing Chicago’s only classical music street festival and it’s coming up next month.

We have some exciting sponsors to announce this year too!

Sound: Shure and Contact Hearing
Piano: PianoForte Chicago
Beer: Empirical Brewing
Media: 98.7 WFMT

The lineup is set and it’s going to be great so mark your calendar!

Saturday, August 12 1:00 to 9:00 and Sunday, August 13 12:00 to 6:00 at Wilson Ave. between Ravenswood and Hermitage.

July 15, 2017

Late Night at National Sawdust Goes Analog

I’m really excited about our next Late Night at National Sawdust concert which will feature electronic music from the days when tape pieces were actually written for tape, including two pieces with reel-to-reel accompaniment.

Late Night is a collaboration between ACM and Open G Records and is also broadcast live on Relevant Tones and on WKCR in New York and it features killer performances in Brooklyn’s coolest new venue for contemporary music.

July 7, 2017

More Grant Park Festival Talks

gp_helloI’m doing more talks at the country’s best outdoor classical music festival!  If you live in Chicago and going to Grant Park isn’t part of your summer routine then shame on you.

What else are you going to do, stand around blowing things up?  This is way better.  At any rate, I’ll be talking about music and more on these dates and hope to see you there.

July 12 5:30
July 14 5:30
July 15  6:30
July 28 5:30
July 29 5:30

June 5, 2017

June Grant Park Festival pre-concert Talks

I’m giving pre-concert talks for several fascinating concerts this summer.  It’s a great season and I’m excited to be part of it.  Here are the dates for my June talks, all in the big white tent just west of Pritzker Pavilion.

June 21 5:45
June 23 5:45
June 24 6:15
June 28 5:45
June 30 5:45

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