Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues at 210 Live
Premium Seating: $35 through February 9, $40 Day-Of-Show
Standard Seating: $30
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7:00PM Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues with Kalyan Pathak
"Leaves You Speechless" - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Chamber Blues (Lila Wallace - national composition award recipient) is a compositional tapestry that interweaves the apposing forces of classical music and the blues to create a depth of passion, dimension, and joyful surprise that can even cure the common cold.
This experience is augmented by the singular blues harmonica and piano styles of Chicago blues hall of famer Corky Siegel and world-music percussion virtuoso Kalyan Pathak who approaches this exotic Indian hand drum (Tabla) with such compassion it will lift you out of your seat.
"Gritty Chicago blues and rarefied classical chamber music might not seem like a match made in heaven — until you’ve heard Corky Siegel bring the two together … a crowning achievement… a resounding triumph.” Howard Reich – Chicago Tribune
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IS IT BLUES, IS IT CLASSICAL?
Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music, but in 1966, Corky Siegel did just that. Guiding the blues of Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big Johns and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and beyond, the harmonica-playing mad scientist had the tuxedo-and-gown crowd on its feet, clamoring for more of this blues-classical alchemy. These days, the harmonica virtuoso and composer is continent-hopping with Indian percussion and string quartet in Corky Siegels Chamber Blues, continuing to bring classical and blues fans shoulder-to-shoulder and obliterating musical categorization in the process.
"A significant step forward into new dimensions of feeling, content and technique...a classification-shattering mix."
CORKY SIEGEL - WINNER OF THE LILA WALLACE NATIONAL AWARD FOR CHAMBER MUSIC COMPOSITION
"Corky Siegel is a phenomenon" - Washington PostCorky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world's great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer / songwriter, and recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest/Meet the Composer's national award for chamber music composition and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Along with the members of the ensemble and the illustrious guest collaborators Chamber Blues continues to break new ground in its 30th year of innovation.