Solitary Vices: Solo Bassoon Performance by Ben Roidl-Ward

Friday, Apr 28, 2023 7 – 9 pm

1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610

Doors open at 6:30PM. Concert begins at 7PM. The Museum will close at 9:30PM.

Ben Roidl-Ward presents "Solitary Vices," a concert of new works for bassoon that reimagine the instrument's sonic, technical, and expressive capabilities. These pieces are the result of close collaboration between Roidl-Ward and the featured composers, and illustrate his continued commitment to championing the work of living composes and building a new repertoire for his instrument. The program will feature world premieres by Liza Lim, Pierce Gradone, Osnat Netzer, and Pablo Rubino, as well as the Chicago premiere of Yi-Ting Lu's solo work Taxidermy.

Solitary Vice* by Pierce Gradone

Boat Song* by Liza Lim

Monoblogue* by Osnat Netzer

Dualismos* by Pablo Rubino

Taxidermy by Yi-Ting Lu

*indicates world premiere performance


Featuring Dominik Belavy, baritone and Isidora Nojkovic, cello.

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