Seth Parker Woods, cello and voice 

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Hailed by The Guardian as “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses “mature artistry and willingness to go to the brink,” two-time Grammy-nominated cellist Seth Parker Woods is a versatile artist and innovator across multiple genres.  

For his Celebrity Series debut, Woods pairs three Sarabande movements from Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites with 20th- and 21st-century works, including Fredrick Gifford’s Difficult Grace for speaking cellist and electronics. 

“In its curated cacophony, Difficult Grace elicits the same kind of awe you feel perusing your smartest friend’s bookshelf: Here are the ideas, artists, and words that shaped Woods, arranged in plain sight. Luckily for us, his library is ever growing. ”

Chicago Reader

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Stave Sessions is generously supported by
Susan & Michael Thonis.

This performance is generously supported by
Yukiko Ueno & Eran Egozy.