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Fri, May 19



Her Only Light: The Songs of Connie Converse (Work-in-Progress)

5th Wave Collective is featured in a works-in-progress showcase featuring the long-forgotten art songs of singer/songwriter Connie Converse, arranged by Chicago composer Ronnie Kuller.

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Her Only Light: The Songs of Connie Converse (Work-in-Progress)
Her Only Light: The Songs of Connie Converse (Work-in-Progress)

Time & Location

May 19, 2023, 8:30 PM

Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA


About the event

5th Wave is delighted to be part of this works-in-progress showcase for "Her Only Light: The Songs of Connie Converse", a project spearheaded by Chicago-based composer/performer Ronnie Kuller. Kuller is arranging music by the late composer Connie Converse, who wrote brilliant folk and art songs between 1945-1961 and whose work was almost entirely uncelebrated in her lifetime. Together with vocalist Emmy Bean and instrumentalists from the 5th Wave Collective, Kuller is producing a program of Connie’s songs for performance in 2023. This first works-in-progress showcase will preview some of Kuller's new arrangements of Connie’s piano songs, which will be set for a small chamber ensemble of strings, winds, and harp.

The full staged program will be presented in Fall 2023; details forthcoming. 

Click here to listen to some of Connie's music on Spotify.

Click here to read a feature article about Connie in the The New York Times Magazine by Hanif Abdurraqib.

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