Join us on Saturday, May 20th at 5:30 PM for a concert by the string trio Hear in Now at the Civitella Ranieri Castle. With 2023 Civitella Fellow Tomeka Reid‘s cello, Mazz Swift‘s violin/voice, and Silvia Bolognesi‘s double bass, the trio composes and improvises fluidly between free jazz, contemporary classical, folk music, and avant-garde.
Tomeka Reid, Music, USA
Cellist and composer Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community. A 2022 MacArthur and Herb Alpert awardee, 2021 USA Fellow, 2019 Foundation of the Arts and 2016 3Arts recipient, Reid received her doctorate in music from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2017. From 2019-2021 Tomeka Reid received a teaching appointment at Mills College as the Darius Milhaud chair in composition.
Silvia Bolognesi is an Italian double bass player, composer, and arranger. A graduate from Franci Institute of Siena, she approached studying jazz at the Siena Jazz Academy. She was awarded the Top Jazz 2010 prize by Musica Jazz as best new talent and the In Sound trophy for the double bass category. She leads several bands: Young Shouts, Open Combo, Almond Tree, Xilo Ensemble, Ju-Ju Sounds and Fonterossa Open Orchestra.
Mazz Swift is a Juilliard-trained violinist as well as composer, conductor, singer, bandleader, and educator. They have been commissioned for work by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada, and the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation in New Harmony, IN. They have performed and taught workshops in free improvisation and “conduction” (conducted improvisation) on six continents.
Saturday, May 20th, 2023
Welcome cocktail at 5:30 PM
Presentations begin at 5:45 PM
Please RSVP here.
Limited seats available.