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Lakeshore Rush: Moving Parts Recording Release Concert
April 12, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeshore Rush comprises a collection of extraordinary musicians from Chicago who are delighting audiences of all ages with riveting contemporary and classical standards and forgotten masterpieces, characterized by programmatic innovation, synergistic collaborative partnerships, and intimate performances. Co-founded by clarinetist Laura McLaughlin and flutist Erin Murphy in 2014, Lakeshore Rush has since premiered new works by Beth Bradfish, Griffin Candey, Yong Mee Choi, Amos Gillespie, Jonathan Hannau, Joshua Hintze, Pierre Jalbert, Laura Schwendinger, and Roger Zare.
Lakeshore Rush takes its name from a previously endangered lakeshore grass that has recently revitalized Lake Michigan’s shores in Chicago. Like the renewal of this plant, the resurgence of contemporary classical music has taken root and flourished in Chicago’s music culture. Indeed, just off Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, one need only stroll along Rush Street and Lake Shore Drive to experience the energy which motivates and exhilarates the musicians of Lakeshore Rush.
Their inaugural 2014-2015 season included performances in the Chicago Symphony Center as part of Meritfest, the George Crumb Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, PianoForte Studios in Chicago, the Chicago Center for Music Education, and Chicago’s Fine Arts Building. Outreach programs include performances, masterclasses, and reading sessions at Lawrence Conservatory in Wisconsin, the University of Illinois – Chicago, and Merit School of Music. In 2016 Lakeshore Rush presented an innovative program including compositions for tiny instruments commissioned by the ensemble. In the following season, they were invited to collaborate with the Chicago Composers’ Consortium to select and prepare new pieces for Pierrot ensemble as part of their 2017 call for scores international competition. The concert featuring Amos Gillespie and members of C3 took place at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall. Their collaboration with Amos Gillespie continues through the present season, with past performances of his works at the Fulton Street Collective, New Music Chicago Impromptu Fest at Guarneri Hall, and PianoForte Studios. Recent performances have taken place at Constellation, Garfield Park Conservatory, Thirsty Ears Festival, Chicago Cultural Center, St. Charles Public Library, PianoForte Studios, and the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in New Hampshire. More information can be found at www.lakeshorerush.com.
Erin K. Murphy, flute
Laura McLaughlin, clarinet
Amos Gillespie, saxophone
Pascal Innocenti, violin
Christopher Ferrer, cello
Elena Doubovitskaya, piano
Amos Gillespie (b. 1980)
The Entertainment of Being (2020)
I. Rhythmic, syncopated, in strict time
III. Medium groove
IV. Faster Dance-like
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Trio in G minor, Op. 17 (1842)
I. Allegro moderato
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola (Cello), and Piano, Op. 83 (1910)
VI. Nachtgesang: Andante con moto
Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967)
Triple Set (2015)
Philip Glass (b. 1937)
Glassworks: No. 6 Closing (1981)