FALL 2017

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Zafa kicks off the 2017-2018 Season with an open house presented by High Concept Labs at Hairpin Arts Center. Join us and the seven other sponsored artists for an evening of performances, installations, and refreshments! Zafa musicians Hannah Christiansen (violin) and Josh Graham (percussion) will be performing excerpts from Gabriela Ortiz’s Atlas Pumas, a work you can hear in its entirety in January. Open House tickets are available here starting at $20.

October 19 at Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL
7-11pm, $20 general admission includes two drink tickets


We’re joining forces with Chicago Fringe Opera to present Laura Kaminsky’s powerful chamber opera, As One. The show will run November 16-19 at the Center on Halstead and the string quartet, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between her own self and the outside world. Zafa is thrilled to be giving the Chicago premiere of this work and we would love to see you there – ticketing information and excerpts from the opera are available here starting at $20.

November 16-19, The Center on Halstead
3656 N Halstead, Chicago IL
7pm, 75 minute run time. No intermission, cash bar.


Continuing our sponsorship at High Concept Labs, we’ve invited one of our favorite composers, Eliza Brown, to workshop her trio, Figure to Ground, at Mana Contemporary.

December 2 at Mana Contemporary 
2233 S Throop, Chicago IL
2:30 pm, free admission