Come to a Cello Concert by Nicholas Swett,
Saturday, July 14 1PM at Skene Memorial Library
Cellist Nicholas Swett with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago will give a free educational, interactive classical “Emoticoncert”. The program is intended for families and children of all ages, and all are welcome. For more info call Skene Library at 254-4581.
How do the patterns, melodies, and rhythms of the music of J.S. Bach tell a story? This animated classical concert experience uses the familiar medium of “Emojis” to bring works of J.S. Bach to life. Performers or audience members assign emoticons to small sections of the music, which correspond to the constantly shifting moods and characters of the music. Each shift in emoji punctuates a change in the music with a visual cue. It helps instrumental music tell a fun story while potentially illuminating harmonic, rhythmical, or structural patterns that can make it easier for a listener to follow.
For a preview watch:
About Nicki Swett
Cellist and teaching artist Nicky Swett regularly plays throughout the Chicago area. For the 2017-2018 season, he will be performing with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago as a Civic Engagement Fellow. Recently, he has served as principal cellist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and of Northwestern University’s Opera Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. He also performs and records with his brother, double bassist Willie Swett, in duo VC/CB.
He graduated from Northwestern in 2016 with a B.A. and M.A. in Comparative Literature and a B.M. in Cello Performance studying with Hans Jensen. His previous teachers include Deborah Park, Jennifer Jahn, and Daniella Bellavia. He plays on a 2011 Bernt-Dimbath cello.