International Contemporary Ensemble
Event Info: (312) 744-6630 cityofchicago.org
If you don't know the name George Lewis, add A Power Stronger than Itself to your Amazon cart immediately. That he is one of the world's most erudite writers on music and issues of race is only half of the equation. Lewis is a vanguard of improvisation and composition, and following a successful collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2012, the team regroups for a new Lewis work entitled Born Obbligato. Written as a musical interaction with Beethoven's Septet, Op. 20 (also featured on the program), Born Obbligato will undoubtedly call on the improvisation acumen of the exceptional ICE performers.