On the upswing. Time Out Chicago, May 31, 2007. Dawn Upshaw sings Osvaldo Golijov's Ayre next Monday with musicians from the Chicago Symphony. Also, since it's the week of TOC's Summer Books issue, we section editors got to write 200 words about notable new books.
Also, take note of Chicago a cappella's 15th Anniversary Commissioning Project. They commissioned Chicago composer Stacy Garrop; Rollo Dilworth, a composer of many fine new spirituals, and Tania Leon for premieres next season. This large program boasts two new works from Garrop and Dilworth, and one from Leon.