CAIC's (September 5-8 2018) will explore the power of the song cycle to tell epic stories with minimal forces. This year’s festival will feature CAIC’s first co-commission of a new work: the Midwestern premiere of a new cycle by composer MISSY MAZZOLI, Songs from the Operas, a collection of excerpts from her operas Breaking the Waves and Proving Up.
The festival will include performances of three rarely performed song cycles: Johannes BRAHMS’ Die Schöne Magelone (September 7), Arnold SCHÖNBERG’s Book of the Hanging Gardens and Leos JANACEK’s Diary of One Who Disappeared (September 8). In two exciting firsts for CAIC, the Janacek cycle will be performed with video installation, and the Schönberg cycle will be performed with choreographyby Andrew Erickson. The opening concert will feature Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’ Songs of Travel and Gustav MAHLER’s Songs of a Wayfarer (September 5).
Festival artists include Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan, Canadian pianist Erika Switzer, eighth balckbird violinist Yvonne Lam, as well as CAIC co-founders Nicholas Phan and Shannon McGinnis, and many more.
Hailed by Opera News as “one of the Windy City’s primary musical treasures”, is devoted to creating a unique musical home for art song in Chicago. A central part of this mission is the annual COLLABORATIVE WORKS FESTIVAL – a series of concerts devoted to art song and vocal chamber music repertoire, showcasing leading artists in the field in performances and educational events. The past 7 years' festivals have been great successes, with fantastic performances, enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews in Opera News, Chicago Classical Review and the Chicago Tribune (the festival was chosen twice by the Chicago Tribune for its year-end 'Best of Classical Music' lists).
Help us reach our $10,000 goal by July 1, 2018! This year’s campaign will pay for artist travel and accommodations, artist fees, and venue rentals. Any additional money raised will be applied to other Festival production expenses, including catering, marketing and instrument rental.
CAIC relies on support from donors at all levels. No contribution is too small, and every little bit helps greatly! In addition to contributing, please help us spread the word about this campaign and the Festival itself! Your contribution makes possible an important event in the rich and varied classical music landscape of Chicago. Thank you for helping CAIC bring this inspiring music and these first-rate performers to Chicago!
CAIC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization – donations to CAIC are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
All donations will be gratefully acknowledged in our festival program book, and in the programs for events throughout CAIC’s 2018-2019 season. In addition, donors at the following levels will receive additional benefits.
$100 Level A ticket to the festival concert of your choice.
$250 Level Two tickets to the festival concert of your choice, or single tickets to two festival concerts.
$500 Level One Festival pass, which will admit you to all festival events.
$1000 Level Program credit as sponsor of one Festival artist for one concert and one Festival pass.
$2000 Level Program credit as sponsor of one Festival artist of donor's choosing and two Festival passes.
$3500 Level Program credit as sponsor of any two Festival artists of donor's choosing and four Festival passes.
$5000 Level Program credit as sponsor of any three Festival artists of donor's choosing and four Festival passes.