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Pianist, conductor, and curator Marino Formenti has distinguished himself as one of the most compelling and original interpreters of his generation, particularly for his performances of contemporary music and for developing unusual and experimental concert formats. With Dal Niente, he will produce The Party, a communal experience that casts away some of the concert hall’s conventions in order to bring listeners together in a brand new way.
During The Party, people can sit where and how they want; they can stand, lie down, choose what to listen to at any particular moment, relax, move, talk, drink, eat… and they can listen to music together. This experience will be the antithesis of listening to music through earbuds plugged into your head as you sit alone staring at a computer screen. Forget social media – this is social listening, a global event like walking through a gallery and finding Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, and Cy Twombly all in the same room. The Party brings together stylistically diverse and uniquely brilliant composers’ music for you to experience, examine and share in one unforgettable evening.
Lead support for The Party is provided by the Italian Culture Institute of Chicago, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The event is made possible with additional sponsorship from 98.7 WFMT Classical Music Station, Grand Piano Haus of Skokie, IL, Guerilla Smiles, Goose Island Brewery, Koval Distillery, Vinic Wine, and Provenance Wine.