CHICAGO CURRENTS is a full-length, staged art song concert that draws inspiration from the
land and water that Chicago is built on, featuring an ensemble of five singers, piano and violin.
CFO welcomes Kirsten C. Kunkle, soprano, and citizen of the Mvskoke (Muscogee Creek) Nation,
to perform several art songs set to the poetry of her own Native ancestor, Alex Posey, as well as
songs that honor the Indigenous tribes of Chicago.
Performances will take place March 19-25 at The Edge Theater 5451 N Broadway, Chicago, IL. For more info here.
Works to be performed include music by Indigenous composers Kirsten Kunkle, Ian Cusson,
and Andrew Balfour; Haitian composer Justin Elie; gems by prominent African-American
composers Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Harry T. Burleigh, and H Leslie Adams; settings of
American folk songs by Steven Mark Kohn; as well as works from the catalogue of Chicago
composers Stacy Garrop, John Alden Carpenter, and Ernst Bacon.