Annual Festival from Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago is one of the local organizations dedicated to advancing the wonderful connection between singers and pianists.  CAIC’s annual Collaborative Works Festival, with its specific focus on art song and vocal chamber music repertoire, features a series of concerts by established, world-class recitalists and chamber musicians, as well as educational events at which young musicians work with and learn from the Festival’s visiting artists.

Featured on this month’s quickly approaching festival are a free opening concert exploring the poetic influences on Benjamin Britten, a rare Chicago recital appearance by countertenor David Daniels, and an exciting closing performance featuring a trio of vocalists with members of eighth blackbird in folk-song settings by Beethoven, Berio, and Britten.

Festival tickets are available here.  Of particular interest to VOX 3 Collective fans is the free master class, taking place in the Fine Arts Building’s Curtiss Hall.  David Daniels will work with singer-pianist teams to bring out the musicality and meaning in the pieces performed.  Among those presenting on the master class are Associate Member soprano Megan Cook and Music Director James Morehead, who will be offering Richard Strauss’s “Winterweihe” and Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Daybreak in Alabama.”  It should be a fascinating and educational event, happening Friday, September 13 at 1:00pm!  Don’t forget to register!