Access Contemporary Music releases their new album Composers Alive in collaboration with the Ravenswood Art Walk's Launch Party
September 8th, 7pm
Quijote duo joins forces with the Composition and technology department at the Milwaukee University for a two session residency culminating in a performance on October 18th.
Firs session, Sept 9th, virtual
Second session, October 18th
Concert: Milwaukee University Recital Hall, October 18th, 7:30pm
Quijote duo presents a refreshing program of works inspired by folk and popular music.
Northbrook Public Library Auditorium
October 16th, 3pm
I'm very excited for this collaboration with Monica Payne and the Theater Department of Tulane University on a devised play featuring my original music. The Jane project is based on the Jane Collective, an underground group of activists advocates for safe and affordable abortions between 1969 and 1973 in Chicago.
Showa November 4th-10th
Past Events 2022
LookOut Series @ Steppenwolf Theater
One of our more important commitments this summer is our performance at the amazing LookOut Series at Stteppenwolf Theater, a program that strives to shine the light on up-and-coming artists from Chicago. We are honored to present our program CRISOL (melting pot). CRISOL is an ongoing project fueled by the idea of cultures fusing together to propel the creation of new ways of defining and making music. From the use of ancient forms poetry to the fusion between technology and sound, CRISOL presents a melting pot of new works from Chicago composers and sound artists.
August 5th, 2022, 8pm
From virtuosic folk music of Romania to the dance moves of Argentine tango, from the ancient mysteries of Spain to the electrifying energy of Chinese Opera, Sixto Franco and Shi-An Costello take you through a musical journey, traversing national borders and eras of human civilization. As a composing and improvising duo, Franco and Costello will also offer a set of original compositions, built from their rich and varied musical backgrounds.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
Friday June 10th Kelly Quesada and Dan Galat will premier my brand new piece "Infrared miniatures" for violin and cello.
"Infrared Miniatures" was inspired after learning the intricacies of the mind blowing technology that created the James Webb telescope. The Webb telescope differs from others by capturing the infrared spectrum of light emitted by galaxies and stars that are at record distance form our own planet.
Sunday,JUNE TBD, 3:00pm International House . 1414 E. 59thst
Tuesday, JUNE TBD, 7:30pm. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chesnut St.
Performer: Mathias Takle, violin; Sixto Franco, viola;
Andy Snow, cello; Gerald Rizzer, piano
June 21, 11:30am, Buttercup Park, Chicago
July 14th, 12pm, Garfield Park
July 17th, 3 pm, Skokie Library, Skokie.
Sunday, March 27th, 3:00pm International House . 1414 E. 59thst
Tuesday, February 29th, 7:30pm. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chesnut St.
Performer: Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, Clarinet; Sixto Franco, viola;
Melissa Bach, cello; Gerald Rizzer
Frequency Series @ConstellationChicago
Quijote Duo (cellist Juan Horie and violist Sixto Franco) and pianist/composer Shi-An Costello join forces for the first time to play a rich and varied contemporary music program of solos and duos, featuring newly commissioned works, and personalized repertoire by composers Augusta Read Thomas, Igor Santos, Ben Zucker, Viet Cuong, Hannah Boissoneault, Paul Wiancko, Sixto Franco, and Shi-An Costello. The evening’s performance is dedicated to Igor Santos’s new work for viola and cello, entitled available stops.
January 23rd, 8:30pm
Opening night for Experiments in Dark Matter
An evening of improv music to present the works by artists Marian Carow, Melon Fernsebner, Hope Wang, Beverly Rautenberg, Lindsey Claire Newman and Dan Gamble.
January 21st, 6pm-10pm
1541 W.Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642