Option Series’ May Calendar


Option In May: The Option series is proud to present five remarkable concerts and events during the month of May. All performances take place Monday nights at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago at 7:30pm. Seating is limited so we encourage people to arrive when doors open at 7pm.

May 1st: The Few. Charlie Kirchen (bass), Steve Marquette (guitar), and Macie Stewart (violin/voice) perform a set of solos and a set of improvised trio music.

May 8th: Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet). Solo and in discussion with Ken Vandermark.

May 15: Charmaine Lee (vocals) and Sam Pluta (electronics). Charmaine will perform a solo set, then duo with Sam.

May 22nd: Ken Vandermark (reeds) solo, followed by John Sparagana’s presentation of his artwork, and an interview/discussion led by John Corbett called, “System and Variation/Variation Systems.”

May 29th: Survival Unit III. Joe McPhee (reeds and brass), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), and Michael Zerang (drums) perform two sets of music reimagining their recording “Barrow Street Blues (Live): Remembering Ornette Coleman in the time of Trump.”

And remember, if you can’t be there in person you can see the concerts and discussions streamed live at Central Time at http://bit.ly/ess_stream.