Tuesday, August 6
10 - 11 a.m.
Multi-instrumentalist Joel Styzens' forthcoming album includes "a brilliant collection of new works inspired by the Botanic Garden" (Time Out Chicago) that feature individual gardens including the English Walled Garden, Waterfall Garden, Japanese Garden, and Heritage Garden. These compositions feature cellist Sophie Webber from Oxford, England, with arrangements for guitar, hammered dulcimer, piano, and string-quintet. Relax Your Ears, Styzens's "exquisite debut album" (Time Out) earned "Best Classical Pick" from CD Baby and has been featured on NPR. Also an activist for tinnitus and hearing conservation awareness, Styzens is an instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.