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THE MODERN SALON: SOUTH SIDE EDITION (Close Encounters Series)

  • Stony Island Arts Bank 6760 South Stony Island Avenue Chicago, IL, 60649 United States (map)

Salons are stimulating affairs in which artists of diverse disciplines gather to showcase and expound on their work – and this season, the GRAMMY-nominated Spektral Quartet aims to catapult the best of what the salon has to offer into the 21st century.

In partnership with esteemed Chicago-based artist and organizer Theaster Gates, Spektral will spotlight some of the city’s most charismatic creatives in music, poetry, dance, and visual art in an environment that draws voices and traditions into dynamic conversation with one another. Notably, original work by poet/songwriter/performer avery r. young frames the event which includes Spektral Quartet presenting Quartet Movement by former Chicago Symphony composer-in-residence Samuel Adams, as well as a new, devised piece between the ensemble and Gates’s Black Monks of Mississippi.

Unlike a typical concert, attendees will enjoy impromptu interactions with charismatic creatives from across the city: sharing reactions, asking questions, and having every bit of their brain lit up by the imagination and inventiveness in the room.