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Lakeshore Rush at the Merit School of Music

Lakeshore Rush will perform at Merit School of Music's Gottlieb Hall on Saturday, March 18 at 11:50am.

Concert program:

Max Bruch - Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola (cello), and piano
Pierre Jalbert - Triple Set for flute, clarinet, and piano
Marc Mellits - Tight Sweater for cello, marimba, and piano
Astor Piazzolla - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Bill Ryan - Blurred

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Lakeshore Rush at the Fine Arts Building

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Come hear Lakeshore Rush perform the 2nd concert of their 3rd Season at the Fine Arts Building, Suite 825, on Sunday, December 18 at 4pm!

Works will include: 


Max Bruch's Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola (cello), and piano
Villa-Lobos' Jet Whistle for flute and cello
Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas
Marc Mellits' Tight Sweater
Bill Ryan's Blurred
Pierre Jalbert's Triple Set (Chicago premiere)

FREE CONCERT. Donations accepted.

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Lakeshore Rush VIP Season Opener

Sunday, October, 23 at 6 p.m.

 

Location:  313 North Ellis Ave., Wheaton, IL

Chamber Music featuring: Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Marimba, & Piano

Works by: Astor Piazzolla, Bill Ryan, Dimitri Shostakovich, Arvo Pärt, Robert Muczynski, Mark Mellitus, Max Bruch, & Steve Reich

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Lakeshore Rush at PianoForte Studios

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We're excited to return to PianoForte Chicago on Friday, May 27 at 8pm.

1335 South Michigan Ave.,
2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60605

JOIN US FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF LAURA SCHWENDINGER'S
UNTIL THE SUNRISE

WORKS BY: LAURA SCHwENDINGER, VIVIAN FINE, GRIFFIN CANDEY, JONATHAN HANNAU, DAVID LANG

Listen to a live performance of master works and discover the spectacle of miniature instruments as Lakeshore Rush closes its second season at PianoForte Studios in Chicago. Experience a world premiere composition by Laura Schwendinger and enjoy a performance of Vivian Fine's Canticles from the Other Side of the River.  Hear unique compositions for tiny instruments by Griffin Candey and Jonathan Hannau, a full-scale work by David Lang, and percussionist Dane Crozier's own interpretation of Radiohead's Videotape.

Long Live Classical Music!  Through active collaborations with composers and a plan to expand the Pierrot + percussion ensemble repertoire, Lakeshore Rush is bringing to life a variety of audience-friendly music.  There are no tickets, Pay What You Can!  Make a donation to the ensemble for this performance!

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Lakeshore Rush at Lawrence University

Lakeshore Rush is thrilled to visit Lawrence University and perform a recital on Tuesday, February 23 at 8pm. 

Our program will include works by Griffin Candey, Vivian Fine, Jonathan Hannau, David Lang, Marc Mellits, and Radiohead. 

We are looking forward to showing off our miniatures for miniature instruments in Wisconsin! 

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Lakeshore Rush at Locallective

Lakeshore Rush has partnered with Locallective to bring you their second concert of the season.  Expect to hear riveting music by this dynamic new Pierrot plus percussion ensemble that incorporates various styles including rock and jazz.

 

Saturday, December 19 at 8pm

 

Locallective (Wicker Park)

1257 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor

Chicago, IL 60622

www.locallective.com

 

 

Works by:

Griffin Candey, Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Jonathan Hannau, Viktor Kalabis, David Lang, Radiohead, and Heitor Villa-Lobos

Long Live Classical Music! Through active collaborations with composers and a plan to expand the Pierrot + percussion ensemble repertoire, Lakeshore Rush is bringing to life a new variety of audience-friendly music. There are no tickets, Pay What You Can! Make a donation to the ensemble for this performance!

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Lakeshore Rush at the New Music School

Come hear Lakeshore Rush live at the New Music School, Friday, October 23 at 8pm. 900 N. Michigan Ave, Level 6, Chicago, IL, 60611

We will be performing the Chicago premiere of Joshua Hintze's Chequamegon: Morgan Falls, and world premieres of two miniature pieces for miniature instruments (Jonathan Hannau's Isolated Houses and Griffin Candey's Sandpiper), Vivian Fine's Canticles from the Other Side of the River, and David Lang's "Learn to Fly" from These Broken Wings

Long Live Classical Music! Through active collaborations with composers and a plan to expand the Pierrot + percussion ensemble repertoire, Lakeshore Rush is bringing to life a new variety of audience-friendly music. There are no tickets, Pay What You Can! Make a donation to the ensemble for this performance!

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Lakeshore Rush at Merit Fest

 

Lakeshore Rush will perform at Merit School of Music's Festival downtown at Symphony Center on Tuesday, May 12 at 11am. We can't wait for this great opportunity to play for Merit's students from all their fantastic programs throughout the city.

We will perform selections from Mason Bates' Life of Birds and Difficult Bamboo and Marc Mellit's Platter of Discontent. 

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Lakeshore Rush Live at PianoForte Studios

Lakeshore Rush performing at PianoForte Studios

Lakeshore Rush performing at PianoForte Studios

Come hear Lakeshore Rush live at PianoForte Studios on Friday, April 17 at 8pm. Works will include Marc Mellits' Platter of Discontent, a cover of Radiohead's Videotape (arr. Dane Crozier), and Mason Bates' Difficult Bamboo. 

Don't miss the last concert of our inaugural 2014-2015 season! 

Platter of Discontent (2004)                                                                Marc Mellits (b. 1966)
            I.          The Seduction of Brie
            II.        Roasting Petunia
            III.       Standing at the Gates of Orange Wheat
            IV.       Paranoid Cheese
            V.        Jello Infusion
            VI.       Freedom of the Eggs

Videotape (2007)                                                                               Radiohead
                                                                                                              (arr. Dane Crozier)

Difficult Bamboo (2013)                                                                     Mason Bates (b. 1977)          

NOTES:

Both Mellits and Bates have a strong musical connection to Chicago. Bates is the composer in residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Mellits is a member of the music faculty at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he teaches composition and theory. Come hear the unique sounds of these fascinating composers.

Platter of Discontent bears whimsically titled movements such as “Paranoid Cheese” and “The Seduction of Brie”. Described as a post-minimalist, Mellits employs mixed meters, repetition, and the color of each instrument to create new aural soundscapes. Elements of rock make this piece one of our favorites to perform.

Radiohead’s “Videotape” comes from their 2007 record In Rainbows. The digital release of this album featured the unique model of customers determining what they wanted to pay for the band’s product. Many reviewers see this album as a slow return to the pop realm from the ambient sounds of Kid A and Amnesiac. Dane Crozier, Lakeshore Rush’s percussionist, has always admired Radiohead and created this arrangement for our group this spring.

Difficult Bamboo was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Eerie, minimalist sections transform into energetic, wild segments that depict an aggressive species of running bamboo invading a landscape. Lakeshore Rush may very well be the first group to perform this intricate piece without a conductor. John von Rhein describes this work as “a winner, one of Bates’ most appealing, shrewdly plotted pieces.”

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Lakeshore Rush at the George Crumb Festival

Lakeshore Rush at UW-Madison's George Crumb Festival

Lakeshore Rush at UW-Madison's George Crumb Festival

We are excited to perform as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's George Crumb Festival on Friday, March 20 at 8pm at the Music Hall. 

Works include George Crumb's Vox Balaenae, the world premiere of Joshua Hintze's Chequamegon: Morgan Falls, and Mason Bates' Difficult Bamboo. 

 

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Lakeshore Rush at the Fine Arts Building

November 21, 2014 at 8pm

Concert Location:

Fine Arts Building
Dixon Stein Strings Show Room
410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 801
Chicago, IL 60605

Program:
Mason Bates' The Life of Birds, Marc Mellits' Platter of Discontent, and Bates' Difficult Bamboo

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Lakeshore Rush Ensemble Debut at CHiME

Lakeshore Rush performing at ChiME

Lakeshore Rush performing at ChiME

October 29, 2014 at 8pm

Chicago Center for Music Education
1148 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642

Program:

Mason Bates' The Life of Birds, Marc Mellits' Platter of Discontent, and Bates' Difficult Bamboo

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