Event Description

Shi-An Costello performs the playful and vibrant masterpiece Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano. The Sonatas and Interludes, a cycle of twenty pieces by American musician John Cage, was written in the late 1940s for “prepared piano,” the placing of resonant objects on and in the piano in order to manipulate the instrument’s tonal and percussive qualities. Shi-An Costello, an active proponent of Cage’s work, has previously performed Dance Music for Elfrid Ide, Dream, Four Dances, HPSCHD, In a Landscape, Music of Changes, Six Melodies, Suite for Toy Piano, Two⁵, Waiting and 4’33”. The evening also includes a new work by composer Danny Clay (dclaymusic.com). Clay’s work is deeply rooted in curiosity, collaboration, and the sheer joy of making things with people of all ages and levels of artistic experience.

This concert will have a live audience and will also be livestreamed. For an in-person ticket, you can buy a SOLO ticket, to be seated alone, or a DUO ticket, to be seated at a table with room for two.

Tickets for the livestream are donation based. The suggested donation is $7. You can donate by clicking ‘Tickets’ on the event page and selecting ‘Stream Donation.’ Please purchase a livestream ticket to support the artist if you plan to watch at home. You can watch the livestream from there.

Please review our COVID-19 policies before coming to the show. You can find them on our website at constellation-chicago.com.


3111 N Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618