Yeehaw! American Folk Traditions (Chicago)

Date: Sunday, June 2nd

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Narloch Piano Studio, Chicago, IL
4636 N Francisco Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Ticket reservation: https://forms.gle/8iRBva7y4ijBrgPJ7

Chamber ensemble OLEA presents a program celebrating the rich history of American folk music featuring compositions by Florence Price, Brian Raphael Nabors, and Libby Larsen. From the Grand Canyon to the streets of New York City, music on this program takes inspiration from jazz, Appalachian fiddle, ragtime, and more! Audiences will have the opportunity to get up, dance, and stomp along to music from across the United States.

OLEA is a chamber music ensemble consisting of Kate Kilgus (clarinet), Alayne Wegner (violin), J Holzen (cello), and Marissa Kerbel (piano). OLEA builds connections through audience interaction as well as thoughtful selection of repertoire and venue. By emphasizing performance in community gathering spaces, they present the opportunity for both performer-audience interaction as well as intercommunity dialogue. Since its inception in 2021, OLEA has placed new music and creative collaboration at the center of their artistic vision. OLEA is dually based in Chicago and Cincinnati, presenting multiple performances in each city every season.

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