Claire Chase

  • Claire Chase

In March extraordinary flutist Claire Chase, founder and director of International Contemporary Ensemble, will release her second collection of solo performances, Terrestre (New Focus). I was a huge fan of her 2009 debut, Aliento, and the new one looks equally tantalizing, with works by Kaija Saariaho, Franco Donatoni, Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, and Dai Fujikura (who wrote his piece, Glacier, specifically for Chase). Yet the energetic flutist is already on to the next thing, and this Friday evening she’ll give a free concert at the Art Institute’s Fullerton Hall with a totally different program.