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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fourth Annual SDG Fall Gala

The Cliff Dwellers
200 S Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604 

Featuring the World Premiere of SDG-Commissioned Melodies for Robert, a trio for flute, cello, and piano by Pulitzer-finalist Carter Pann. Click here for more information.

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Robert Beaser - Oct 2017 SDG Composer of the Month

Robert Beaser

Picture this: A five-year-old boy goes to a piano recital and asks if he can play one of his own compositions on the program. The problem? The boy has never taken piano lessons, and it’s not his recital—it’s his older brother’s!

But for young composer Robert Beaser, this was no problem at all. He just wanted to play his music.

Blame it on “The Moldau.” 


SDG Fourth Annual Fall Gala, October 28, 2017

The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago

The much-anticipated highlight of this year's Fall Gala is the World Premiere of Pulitzer-finalist Carter Pann's trio for flute, cello, and piano, commissioned by SDG. The work, titled "Melodies for Robert," is a celebration of the life of flutist and SDG supporter Robert Vincent Jones (1920–2016). It will be performed by The Heare Ensemble—Jennie Brown (flute), Kurt Fowler (cello), and Jennifer Blyth (piano).


Carter Pann - Sept 2017 SDG Composer of the Month

Carter Pann

“I just loved the sound of sound.” This is how Pulitzer Prize-finalist Carter Pann describes his early music experience. He grew up in a home where his parents listened to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and classic rock. But they also had a series of “Greatest Classical Hits” albums, so Carter got heavy doses of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Debussy, Beethoven, and Mozart. 


"St. Bonaventure Mass" to premiere September 2017

Fabio Luisi

The premiere of Grammy Award-winner Fabio Luisi'St. Bonaventure Mass is a highly anticipated set of events scheduled for September 17 and 19, 2017. The world premiere fittingly takes place at St. Bonaventure University, within the liturgical Mass at the Campus Chapel. The musicians will then travel to New York for a very special New York premiere, performed at The Cloisters of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 


Victoria Bond - August 2017 SDG Composer of the Month

Victoria Bond

If you were creating a list of the “10 Women Who Light Up the Arts Scene,” who are the women you would include? In May of 2017, Good Housekeeping didn’t hesitate to name VICTORIA BOND as one of the ten. Celebrated as a composer, conductor, and producer of the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival in New York, Ms. Bond is a woman of firsts.