2015 COLLABORATIVE WORKS FESTIVAL RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS!
"...art song performances of the highest order..."
- Chicago Classical Review, 9/13/2015
"...a stellar evening of American Song...Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago continues to do a praiseworthy job in keeping the local flame alight for art song and lieder recitals..."
- Chicago Classical Review, 9/11/2015
"...Pisaroni’s bass is dark and smooth at full volume, without a hint of strain. His pianissimos were rare, but arresting...Craig Terry’s accompaniments paired well with Pisaroni’s singing. His performances were especially sensitive..." - Chicago Classical Review, 9/10/2015
"...Collaborative Works Festival, a recital of American art songs given the previous evening at the Poetry Foundation, was something more serious: vocal music for individual singers communicating intimate and deeply personal emotions through music in a small, enclosed space...The worthy efforts of the Collaborative Arts Institute to create a serious performance and listening environment for art song and vocal chamber music in the city come together in the annual Collaborative Works festivals cofounders and directors Nicholas Phan, tenor, and Shannon McGinnis, pianist, present with colleagues each year at this time..." - Chicago Tribune, 9/12/2015