Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
General admission: $30, VIP Experience +$25
Tickets are available at the venue during open hours prior to the date of the show with no service fees. Seating is general admission. We will seat people on arrival. There will be opportunities to meet the musicians after the show.
4:45PM Doors open for VIP Wine and Cheese Participants*
5:00PM Doors open for General Seating. Bar/Kitchen open for service
6:00PM Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues with Kalyan Pathak
IS IT BLUES, IS IT CLASSICAL?
Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music, but in 1966, Corky Siegel did just that. Guiding the blues of Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big John’s and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and beyond, the harmonica-playing mad scientist had the tuxedo-and-gown crowd on its feet, clamoring for more of this blues-classical alchemy. These days, the harmonica virtuoso and composer is continent-hopping with Indian percussion and string quartet in Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, continuing to bring classical and blues fans shoulder-to-shoulder…and obliterating musical categorization in the process. – Doyle Armbrust
"A significant step forward into new dimensions of feeling, content and technique...a classification-shattering mix." --Jazziz Magazine
CORKY SIEGEL - WINNER OF THE LILA WALLACE NATIONAL AWARD FOR CHAMBER MUSIC COMPOSITION
"Corky Siegel is a phenomenon" - Washington Post
Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world's great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer / songwriter, and recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest/Meet the Composer's national award for chamber music composition and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Along with the members of the ensemble and the illustrious guest collaborators Chamber Blues continues to break new ground in its 30th year of innovation.
*VIP Wine and Cheese Experience with Corky, $25 add-on
Join Corky for an intimate discussion where he might discuss how he got his start in the business as a youth, coming into music with Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf. Perhaps he'll share his history with Santana and Janis Joplin, what it was like to produce Joni Mitchell's music, or how he ended up playing blues harp at age 20 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra! Begins at 5PM, doors open 4:45 for this experience. You will be situated with your seating, then will be able to join Corky for a special moment before the performance.