Chicago Q Ensemble | One Night Only!

Dreams, Prayers, and Mozart: An Evening at Spoke
February 28, 2010 | 6pm
Chicago, IL

Join the Chicago Q Ensemble for an intimate performance at Spoke. There will be wine, cheese and conversation both before and after the performance.
The Chicago Q Ensemble is thrilled to announce our inaugural series of concerts this February.

We've chosen a program of beautiful, interesting music from a variety of cultures and time periods. The Mozart Clarinet Quintet, in our opinion, is one of the most gorgeous pieces of music ever written: glorious singing in the clarinet, lush textures in the strings, and some of that sparkling champagne music that makes Mozart so much fun to hear.

We'll also be performing a work by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. If this will be your first time hearing his music, you're in for a wonderful treat: his music is infused with the tango of his native country and the Klezmer music of his Jewish heritage. The piece is called "The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind," and we've included a recording in the 'Listen' section of our website.

We're also throwing in some Gershwin tunes (arranged by our conductor and mentor Cliff Colnot) and a brand-new arrangement by our clarinetist, Yevgeny.

Did we mention there'll be wine?! We look forward to seeing you in late February.

All the best,
The Chicago Q Ensemble

W.A. Mozart - Clarinet Quintet in A major
Osvaldo Golijov - The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
George Gershwin - Songs

Suggested contribution $15 :: $10 students
Make reservations online in the 'Tickets' section of the Chicago Q Ensemble website.
Reservations encouraged!

Reclaimed: Clybourn Place Bridge

February 12th - 27th
Hours: Noon-3pm, Feb. 12,13,14, 20, and also by appointment just email us spokechicago{at}
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12th, 6-8pm. 

Participants were encouraged to utilize reclaimed floorboards to create functional objects. By using a large stock of salvaged pine flooring and expanding its use through innovative design and construction, we hope to highlight the value of creative re-use.  Along with completed projects, documentation of the creators’ design and building process will be exhibited.
Work by:
Luke Boehnke
Kim & Zach DeBord
Kazuki Guzman
Andy Hall
Scott Jarrett
Kevin Kaempf
Heather Mullins