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Élevé: the Finale, Myths, and HAROLD GREEN

it's the finale...

We have quite a line up to end our first season of Élevé. This series has been an awesome platform for us to invite colleagues from several disciplines to collaborate with us for an evening of artistry, beautiful aesthetics, and one heck of a good time. 

For the finale, we'll be performing the MYTHES by K. Szymanowski. Arethusa, Narcissus, and the Nymphs and Pan are the mythical characters that inspired the 3 movements of the MYTHES. You'll for sure hear quite the soundscape that explores the stories, emotions, and trajectories of each mythical creature.

We're not stopping there. We are also adding another artist for this exploration of the MYTHES. Harold Green, the amazing spoken word artist, will be joining us and performing original work within our performance of the MYTHES. We're so excited to not only work with Mr. Green, but his incredible storytelling will completely take this experience beyond the original source by adding elements of modern word, experience, and culture. 

Harold Green III

Harold Green III

Tickets are available for Élevé via Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets include admission with either 2 or 3 drinks tickets for the amazing cocktails provided by Rhine Hall Distillery. 

wednesday, june 7th
doors open at 7:30p, music starts at 8pm
tickets $15-$20
@ Ovation Chicago: 2324 W Fulton


We're so looking forward to seeing you at the finale!

love, 

B&H

a special thank you to our sponsors!

EP: Brahms & Milhaud

It's finally here!

Bow & Hammer's new EP is being released today!

Available for purchase at www.bowandhammer.bandcamp.com, you can hear B&H's recording of the 3rd movement from Milhaud's 2nd sonata for violin and piano AND the 1st movement of the 3rd sonata by Brahms. This is an awesome intro to B&H's style, aesthetic, and sound. We hope you enjoy!

EP: Brahms and Milhaud was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bob Weston.

Meet Hope and Michael!

Élevé: BH+ is almost here! Meet the musicians joining us for the performance of the Faure's Piano Quartet No 2...

 

hope shepherd

Hope Shepherd

Cellist Hope Shepherd is a member of the KAIA String Quartet, a Chicago based ensemble that works to promote world music as well as traditional string quartet repertoire. Ms. Shepherd has worked with some of the country’s leading conductors, chamber musicians and soloists. As principal cellist of the Civic Orchestra Chicago, and as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, she has had the opportunity to play under renowned conductors James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Jaap van Zweden, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Sir Andrew Davis. She has performed with cellist Yo-yo Ma as part of the Chicago Youth in Music Festival, Story Catcher’s Theater at the Illinois Youth Center and the annual Depauw University Discourse. As a student at Arizona State University Ms. Shepherd participated in a unique String Quartet Residency program that allowed her to receive instruction and perform alongside members of the Juilliard, St. Lawrence, and Brentano String Quartets.

A dedicated teacher, Ms. Shepherd has maintained a private cello studio for the past ten years. In addition to teaching privately, she has been a cello and group class instructor through Arizona State University’s String Project, a coach for ensembles in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and is currently a Suzuki Cello teacher at the Merit School of Music in Chicago.

Ms. Shepherd has performed as a soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and has given recitals at Katzin Concert Hall in Tempe, AZ and Duncan Recital Hall in Houston, TX. As a founding member of the Allium String Quartet, she has performed at the World Summit for Nobel Peace Laureates, in a performance at Mayne Stage Theater broadcast live on WFMT, in recitals for members of the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and at local coffee shops.

Ms. Shepherd holds a master’s degree from Rice University where she studied with Brinton Averil Smith and  bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University with Thomas Landschoot. 

 


michael schneider

Michael Schneider

Michael Schneider is a violist who plays an active role in the Chicago arts community. As a performing artist he collaborates with ensembles such as Fifth House Ensemble and Chicago Composers Orchestra, performs with regional orchestras throughout the Midwest, and has an active chamber and solo career. International performance reviews have regarded Michael’s playing as “elegant, soulful and poetic.” Michael is the Program Assistant for Sharing Notes, a local non-profit organization that brings over 70 performances to hospitals in the Chicago area. Michael teaches violin and viola at Carthage College, Chicago Center for Music Education, and the Chicago West Community Music Center. Michael has completed his Master of Music from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and his Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Igor Fedotov and Mark Jackobs, respectively. 

 

join us on march 22nd! 

industry night welcomes: SBK

industry night
tuesday, september 20th, 8p
2620 w washington blvd

Hurry to grab a free RSVP! Otherwise it's 10 bucks online or at the door. 

We are so excited to feature Sauce and Bread Kitchen for our #industrynight season opener! Sauce (Mike Bancroft, founder and master of the amazing line of hot saucesCo-op Hot Sauce) and Bread (Anne Kostroski, founder and master baker at Crumb Chicago ) is a cafe in Rogers Park on Clark near Devon. Everything is locally sourced, made from scratch, and on top of that has its roots working with Chicago Youth (read on that here). 

In addition to their cafe in Roger's Park, you can find Co-op Sauces (including salsas, poblano mustard, krautchi, and bloody mary mix) in most of Chicago's grocery stores, farmer's markets, and B&H's refrigerators. Many cafes carry Crumb Chicago's delicious croissants and scones (including where you often find B&H at the West Loop La Colombe). You can purchase bread from Anne directly at the Green City Farmer's Market and the Logan Square Farmer's Market, or at your local Green Grocer Chicago

Everything they do is not only delicious, but made with so much care, inspiration, and heart. Check these fabulous people out and join us at industry night where you can taste their amazing work!

photo cred: RICHARD SHILKUS

This past January we had the pleasure of having the coolest photo shoot ever (no seriously, it was -10 that day) with the amazing photographer and our dear friend, Rich Shilkus. Even though he's located in Chicago, he's captured so many awesome moments with his camera all over the world. Here are some of the shots from our photoshoot, and you can check out his work here. We can't recommend him enough!

Source: shilkus.com