Millikin University will welcome improvisation experts Three Part Invention to the Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Three Part Invention features graduates of Juilliard, Yale and Harvard who have taken a background ranging from rock & roll, jazz, and avant-garde classical music and applied it to their lifelong love of Bach music.
Contemporary artists improvising on Bach’s music is not a new idea, but when stellar musicians such as Philip Aaberg (piano), Mike Block (cello), and Tracy Silverman (violin and six-string viola) combine forces, the improvisations become an event.
Performing works from their new all-Bach CD, “Three Part Invention”, an album of reinterpreted versions of Bach masterpieces; their live concerts also include original works and reinventions of other classical repertoire. Their iconoclastic performances are full of approachable good humor and break all the pretenses of classical performance conventions.
For more information on Three Part Invention, visit www.tracysilverman.com/3pi/
Tickets for the event are $16-$28 for adults and $10-$14 for children and may be purchased at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 217.424.6318 or online at www.kirklandfinearts.com
. A $2.50 fee will be charged for credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket, and applies to online and Box Office orders. Kirkland Box Office hours are Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information on Kirkland Fine Arts Center, please visit www.kirklandfinearts.com
. Events at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Midwest Arts Council.