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Four Irish Folk Songs

  • State Street Gallery, Robert Morris University 401 State Street Chicago, IL 60605 USA (map)
Fourth Coast Ensemble of Chicago

Fourth Coast Ensemble of Chicago

The Fourth Coast Ensemble of Chicago performs "Four Irish Folk Songs" on their April concert "A Dream and a Mouse" on 4 April in the State Street Galelry at Robert Morris University.


If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse
— Walt Disney


In cooperation with Chicago Opera Theater and the Chicago Premiere of Philip Glass’ opera Perfect American, Fourth Coast Ensemble presents a concert highlighting the life of Walt Disney. Chicago-based recitalist and two-time Piano Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival Matthew Gemmill joins the group on this program, weaving quotes and stories of Walt together within an art song format.

Featuring Nonsense Songs from Alice in Wonderland by Liza Lehmann (1862-1918) and selections by contemporary American art song composers Juliana Hall, Daron Hagen, and John Musto, this concert offers a touch of whimsy, nostalgia, and fantasy.