Summer is upon us, which means that one of Chicago's most-beloved concert series is here, too! Rush Hour Concerts has been a friend of Spektral since the beginning, and we've brought everything from Verdi to Reminick to this antidote to freeway gridlock. This year we arrive with the Chicago premiere of Gerard McBurney's String Quartet No. 1 "Hildegard Quartet," which features us playing three settings of antiphons by one of history's greatest persist-ors, Hildegard von Bingen. For it, we are also required to play wind chimes, tuned water glasses, and...wait for it...three "very sharp knives."
Might want to sit somewhere other than the first row for this one.