Songs About Buildings and Moods

Songs About Buildings and Moods celebrates Chicago's spectacular architectural legacy in music.

Six Chicago composers will compose new works inspired by five landmark buildings in downtown Chicago. The works will be performed live between 10 AM and 12 PM on Saturday, September 18.

Guided tours will depart from the Chicago Cultural Center and guides will impart background information on the buildings and how each building inspired the composer musically.

A final reception will be held at 205 S. Michigan Ave. in suite 1200.

Saturday, September 18 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tours depart every 20 minutes from the Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Tours are $20
773 334 3650

The online box office is now closed but tickets are still available at the door at 78 E. Washington.

The Monadnock Building
by Dave Hampton and Seth Boustead
(scored for violin, cello and French horn)

The Marquette Building by Jason Raynovich
(scored for flute, trumpet, violin, viola and cello)

The Tiffany Dome at the Cultural Center by Amos Gillespie
(scored for clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello and percussion)

The Aqua Tower by Randall West
(scored for clarinet, violin, cello and electronics)

The Bertoia Sculpture by Kyle Vegter
(scored for 2 violins and electronics)

Alyson Berger - cello
Madeline Capistran - violin
Robin Clevenger - French horn
Tom Clowes - cello
Amos Gillespie - saxophone
David Keller - cello
Rebecca Laurito - percussion
Derek Layes - cello
Anna Najoom - clarinet
Mary Paziouros - trumpet
Alicia Poot - flute
KT Somero - clarinet
Maria Storm - violin
Ben Weber - viola
Katie Wiegman - percussion
Becca Wilcox - violin