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Power in Sound: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya

October 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
Power in Sound: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya @ PianoForte Studios

PianoForte presents the last concert of a 3-day festival ‘‘Power in Sound: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya,” Oct 5-7, 2017. Performing four of her six piano sonatas in addition to the Violin and Piano Sonata are the acclaimed Andrew Rosenblum, Kuang-Hao Huang, Christopher Wendell Jones, Tara Lynn Ramsey, and Chris Narloch, with a concert talk by Ustvolskaya scholar, Maria Cizmic. Named the ‘woman with the hammer’ (Elmer Schonberger), Ustvolskaya’s sonatas offer some of her most powerful and profound works, and display her use of heavy chromatic blocks of sound, and linear melodies.

For more information on ‘Power in Sound: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya,’ and the 3-day conference in connection with it, please see or contact


Power in Sound: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Additionally, this project is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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