Going Solo

August 5, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Ian Maksin
Ian Maksin is a Russian-born Chicago-based cellist and composer

There is perhaps no more intimate connection in music than when a composer writes a solo piece specifically for a gifted performer, crafting the piece for the player’s specific strengths and musical tastes. We’ll talk with several performers about solos that have been written for them and feature performances of the pieces recorded live in our Levin studio.


La Follia for Violin Solo, by Krzystof Penderecki
Anne-Sophia Mutter, violin

Pirouette on a Moon Sliver, by Amy Beth Kirsten
Tim Munro, flute

Antahkarana, by Narong Prangcharoen
Michael Hall, viola

Syrian Requiem, mvts. I and IV, by Antonio Celso Ribeiro
Michael Hall, viola

Lost in the Echo, by Paul Yeon Lee
Ian Maksin, cello