Augusta Read Thomas
August Read Thomas, born in 1964 in Glen Cove, New York, was the Mead Composer-in-Residence for Pierre Boulez and Daniel Barenboim at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1997 through 2006. In 2007, her ASTRAL CANTICLE was one of the two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. The "Colors of Love" CD by Chanticleer, which features two of Thomas' compositions, won a Grammy award.
Claudia Lavista and Tomás Gueglio at the Steppenwolf Theatre
Gray Center Fellow Claudia Lavista ("Staging the Invisible" with Shulamit Ran and Augusta Read Thomas) joins fellowship colaborator Tomás Gueglio for the world premiere of Proa ("Prow") for four dancers and harp at the Steppenwolf Theatre.