CAIC's 2019 Collaborative Works Festival, The Living, held in venues around Chicago from September 5-8, 2019, will explore the incredibly diverse array of today's leading composers and their work in the field of song.
The festival will open with a focus on internationally renowned women composers based in Chicago: Augusta Read Thomas, Stacy Garrop, Shulamit Ran and Lita Grier. The festival will zoom out geographically from there throughout the weekend, with a concert featuring the many American composers writing songs today, including Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Gabriela Lena Frank, Jake Heggie and one of the great scions of American art song, Ned Rorem. The festival will close with a program of songs written by international composers, including Kaija Saariaho, Jonathan Dove, Nicolas Bacri and Errollyn Wallen.
With this year's focus on the songs of living composers, we will see how this form continues to be relevant to audiences today and how these composers reflect the emotional complexities of the diverse world in which we live.
As in past seasons, the festival features a stellar lineup of artists, including soprano Lauren Snouffer, star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, Grammy Award winning pianist Lisa Kaplan and internationally acclaimed tenor and CAIC Artistic Director Nicholas Phan.
Hailed by Opera News as “one of the Windy City’s primary musical treasures”, Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago 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 8 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 June 30, 2019! 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. Donors at the following levels will enhanced benefits, including:
$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. Verbal recognition from the stage acknowledging Festival artist sponsorship
$2000 Level Program credit as sponsor of one Festival artist of donor's choosing and two Festival passes. Verbal recognition from the stage acknowledging Festival artist sponsorship
$3500 Level Program credit as sponsor of any two Festival artists of donor's choosing and four Festival passes. Verbal recognition from the stage acknowledging Festival artist sponsorship
$5000 Level Program credit as sponsor of any three Festival artists of donor's choosing and four Festival passes. Verbal recognition from the stage acknowledging Festival artist sponsorship