George Benjamin and Oliver Knussen Tribute Concert

George Benjamin and Oliver Knussen

October 1, 2022 | 7:30PM
Logan Center for the Arts Performance Hall

The Grossman Ensemble and guests including piano soloist Gilles Vonsattel take the stage under the baton of Stefan Asbury in a riveting performance of works by Oliver Knussen and Sir George Benjamin alongside the CCCC's first performance and Chicago premiere of a composition by founder and director Augusta Read Thomas. As part of the program, poet and novelist Rachel DeWoskin will read her poems "anthrosphere" and "arrhythmia," from her collection "absolute animal."

Oliver Knussen: Ophelia Dances, Book I

Rachel DeWoskin reads her poem “anthrosphere"
Augusta Read Thomas: Dance Mobile (in memoriam Oliver Knussen)
Sir George Benjamin: Shadowlines
Oliver Knussen: Songs Without Voices

Rachel DeWoskin reads her poem “arrhythmia”
George Benjamin: At First Light

Tickets: $20, students free with ID

This concert is made possible through the generous support of Emmanuel Roman, MBA ’87.

Presented as part of the University of Chicago Presents 2022/23 concert season.