201 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois

Dusk Variations returns to the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park this summer. Mixing pop and alternative genres with classical music, this series of four free concerts will take place on Monday nights in August (August 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 6:30 PM). Dusk Variations is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Millennium Park, with support from WBEZ Radio and vocalo.org. Back for a second season, Dusk Variations mixes electronica, folk, rock and the avant-garde with classical sounds challenging listeners’ perceptions and exploring ways that popular and alternative music influences classical musicians and composers.

This inventive music collective from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, helmed by composer and songwriter Ari Picker, has grown from a solo effort to a full symphonic band. Picker’s group merges the dramatic symphonic elements of classical music with the accessibility of American folk and modern pop, creating a sound that is simultaneously intimate and sonically ambitious. Lost In The Trees was recently featured at this year’s SXSW music festival and will be re-releasing the album All Alone In An Empty House on August 10, 2010 through Anti-Records.
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Official Website: http://www.millenniumpark.org/parkevents/event.aspx?id=1139

Added by Millennium Park Chicago on May 10, 2010