The Chicago Chamber Musicians have announced details of their world premiere of Peter Lieberson’s The Coming of Light, a co-commission by CCM and the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. The premiere of the work for baritone, oboe, and string quartet is scheduled to take place on September 26 as part of centennial celebrations by the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. The Unity Temple was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and dedicated on September 26, 1909. Baritone John Michael Moore will join CCM musicians in the piece in the six-movement Lieberson work, which gets its title from a poem by Mark Strand and also features poems by Shakespeare and John Ashbery. Also on the program are Barber’s Dover Beach and string quartets by Cimarosa and Beethoven. The Chicago Chamber Musicians is a sixteen-member ensemble that performs at Chicago’s Gottlieb Hall and the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston, Illinois.

Posted June 30, 2009