Associated Initiative

The Dragon Painter

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Renée Baker

Playhouse Theater, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Avenue

Event Description

Composer, conductor, performer Renée C. Baker is an accomplished instrumentalist who conducts new music throughout the world that seamlessly blends improvisation and composition.  Baker is the founding music director of the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, which celebrates contemporary music across genres, highlights living composers, and often performs new scores for silent and experimental films.  Baker was the principal violist for the Chicago Sinfonietta for 25 years, is an active member of the famed AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) and has premiered original compositions with Chicago Sinfonietta, Joffrey Ballet Chamber Series, PianoForte Salon Series and Umbria Jazz Festival.

The Dragon Painter (1919)
original score composed and conducted by Renée Baker, performed by Illinois Modern Ensemble and Improvisers Exchange

A pioneering Asian-American film starring producer and actor Sessue Hayakawa, The Dragon Painter will be screened with an original score, composed and conducted by Renée Baker.  Illinois Modern Ensemble and Improvisers Exchange Ensemble members will be the featured performers.

All events cosponsored by:

Center for Advanced Study, Global Crossroads, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Krannert Art Museum, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, School of Music

Renée Baker

Renée Baker is Improvisers Exchange Artist-in-Residence (September 18-26, 2018).