Event Description


Proof of COVID vaccination must be presented upon entry.

You can watch the livestream here: https://youtu.be/HsMI18YVHH4

Riding the Wind, an Evening of  Improvised Music, Dance and Voices

Janice Misurell-Mitchell and Mwata Bowden share this evening’s concert with an imaginative program of new and improvised music, vocal performance and dance.

Misurell-Mitchell’s contribution includes poetry by Dadaist founder, Hugo Ball; Harvey Sollberger’s Riding the Wind II, for flute and percussion improvisation; Misurell-Mitchell’s The Gift of Tongues, based on the Book of Genesis, Chapter 11 and featuring remarkable vocalist Joan Collaso; and the daring improvisers who perform with the dance and music ensemble Freedom From and Freedom To.

Mwata Bowden’s quartet, One Dollar and Some Change will create compositions that result from the Manipulating the Directional Flow series, creating music that moves through many forms. The quartet explores variations on those directions, as in a spiral, the shape of a 5-pointed star, or a clover leaf.


Joan Collaso and Julian Otis, voice

Suzanne Hannau and Janice Misurell-Mitchell, voice and flutes

Mwata Bowden, woodwinds

Leon Q. Allen, trumpet

John Corkill and Dushon Mosley, percussion

Yosef Ben Israel, bass

Cristal Sabbagh and Erin Peisert, dancers

3111 N Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618