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Nicole Mitchell

Program Notes by Lara Pellegrinelli

“A composition is a vehicle for the music, but it doesn’t really control the music. It facilitates the music, just as the music facilitates the connection between people. The music is what brought everybody together in that room.”

— Nicole Mitchell
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Nicole Mitchell

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 8PM

The artistry of Nicole Mitchell is wide-ranging—a virtuosic flutist, acclaimed bandleader, noted educator, and the first woman president of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). An award-winning composer, her music defies classification and celebrates contemporary African American culture. International Contemporary Ensemble performs a selection of her work from the past decade, featuring the composer as flutist.

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