The Old Church Southwest
Fri., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. 2018 All Ages
Recommended by Brian Horay
The final concert of the inaugural Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival features Ashley Bathgate in a solo performance that everyone in the attendance will likely remember for the rest of their lives. A cellist with the internationally acclaimed sextet Bang on a Can All-Stars, the indefatigable and eclectic Bathgate is equally at home with a traditional classical concerto or a Questlove collaboration. Her setlist for this evening includes several works with and without electronics by living composers, like minimalist pioneer Steve Reich and the endlessly fascinating 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Andrew Norman. Time and time again, the Old Church proves itself as one of the finest venues for experiencing chamber music, and this particular opportunity to witness a brilliant musician stretch the sonic boundaries of the cello will undoubtedly result in spontaneously combusted minds and hearts in every pew.