Prev. Month Next Month
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
Hot Tickets Film Theater Music
Thursday, December 4, 7:30pm (free show)Friday, December 5, 7:30pmSaturday, December 6, 2pm and 7:30pmby William Shakespearedirected by Éamon BoylanDreams can contaminate the day and in Éamon Boylan's Macbeth, the wilds outside are something of a dream. Driven mad by the normative imperatives of a waking world, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth want self-fulfillment and happiness at any cost. Weird words affirm their ambition, and they decide to kill the normativity opressing them. A brutal mixture of Shakespearean verse and German Expressionist gesture and movement, Macbeth will murder sleep. Maybe yours.Tickets: $6 Advance/$8 at the Door
Macbeth
Thursday, December 4, 7:30pm (free show)
Friday, December 5, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 2pm and 7:30pm

by William Shakespeare
directed by Éamon Boylan

Dreams can contaminate the day and in Éamon Boylan's Macbeth, the wilds outside are something of a dream. Driven mad by the normative imperatives of a waking world, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth want self-fulfillment and happiness at any cost. Weird words affirm their ambition, and they decide to kill the normativity opressing them. A brutal mixture of Shakespearean verse and German Expressionist gesture and movement, Macbeth will murder sleep. Maybe yours.

Tickets: $6 Advance/$8 at the Door
12/4/2014 To 12/6/2014
December 5, 7:30pm & December 7, 3pmRockefeller Memorial Chapel5850 S Woodlawn AveFeaturing Kimberly Jones, soprano, Hyounsoo Sohn, alto, Matthew Dean, tenor, Andrew Schultze, bassRockefeller's beloved performances of Handel's Messiah, this year with Friday evening and Sunday matinée times, with the joyous student voices of Motet Choir, Chicago Men's a Cappella, and members of the University choral ensembles, conducted by James Kallembach.Choose opera chairs in the choir area for $45 (chancel special), choir pew seating for $40, $30 front nave, $20 general (students $5).For further information call the Chapel front desk, 773.702.2100.Run time: Apx. 2 hours with one 20 minute intermission.
Handel's Messiah
December 5, 7:30pm & December 7, 3pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S Woodlawn Ave

Featuring Kimberly Jones, soprano, Hyounsoo Sohn, alto, Matthew Dean, tenor, Andrew Schultze, bass

Rockefeller's beloved performances of Handel's Messiah, this year with Friday evening and Sunday matinée times, with the joyous student voices of Motet Choir, Chicago Men's a Cappella, and members of the University choral ensembles, conducted by James Kallembach.

Choose opera chairs in the choir area for $45 (chancel special), choir pew seating for $40, $30 front nave, $20 general (students $5).

For further information call the Chapel front desk, 773.702.2100.

Run time: Apx. 2 hours with one 20 minute intermission.
12/5/2014 To 12/7/2014
Friday, December 5, 8pmLogan Center, Performance HallThe Harambee Pre-Kwanzaa Festival is a dynamic musical celebration of family, community, and culture featuring Kwame Steve Cobb and Chavunduka performing songs from their highly acclaimed recording, Seven Principles. This interactive concert presentation teaches the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa via live music, African dance and drumming, drama skits, and animated video, all wrapped in a stage production.Presented by Y2Kwanzaa.org and the Logan Center with support from the UChicago's Office of Civic Engagement. Tickets: General Admission-$20, Children 12 and Under/Students with ID-$10, VIP-$50(VIP ticket includes reserved seating and a post-performance meet and greet with the cast)
2014 Harambee Pre-Kwanzaa Festival
Friday, December 5, 8pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

The Harambee Pre-Kwanzaa Festival is a dynamic musical celebration of family, community, and culture featuring Kwame Steve Cobb and Chavunduka performing songs from their highly acclaimed recording, Seven Principles. This interactive concert presentation teaches the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa via live music, African dance and drumming, drama skits, and animated video, all wrapped in a stage production.

Presented by Y2Kwanzaa.org and the Logan Center with support from the UChicago's Office of Civic Engagement.

Tickets: General Admission-$20, Children 12 and Under/Students with ID-$10, VIP-$50
(VIP ticket includes reserved seating and a post-performance meet and greet with the cast)
12/5/2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 6, 2-3pmLogan Center, Room 802Join the legendary Mama Zahra for call-and-response rhythms and songs. This workshop will create a friendly musical environment through singing, instrument playing, movement, and dance.Suitable for families with children ages 2-5. Maximum capacity: 15Reservations required for participating children only. Ticket reservations will be released if not redeemed 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: Family Folks and Songs with Mama Zahra
Saturday, December 6, 2-3pm
Logan Center, Room 802

Join the legendary Mama Zahra for call-and-response rhythms and songs. This workshop will create a friendly musical environment through singing, instrument playing, movement, and dance.

Suitable for families with children ages 2-5.

Maximum capacity: 15

Reservations required for participating children only.

Ticket reservations will be released if not redeemed 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
12/6/2014 2:00 PM
December 6, 2-3pmLogan Center, Performance PenthouseThis creative movement workshop focuses on ways to express feelings, create shapes, and socialize through dance.Appropriate for ages 7-11.Maximum Capacity: 20 children. Reservations recommended for participating children. Ticket reservations will be released if not redeemed 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: Hyde Park School of Dance
December 6, 2-3pm
Logan Center, Performance Penthouse

This creative movement workshop focuses on ways to express feelings, create shapes, and socialize through dance.

Appropriate for ages 7-11.

Maximum Capacity: 20 children.

Reservations recommended for participating children.
 
Ticket reservations will be released if not redeemed 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
12/6/2014 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 6, 3-4pmLogan Center, Room 701Spend a fun-filled afternoon exploring the characters of the holiday season such as Frosty the Snowman, Jack Frost, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer through theatre games, improv, song, and dance!Suitable for families with children ages 5-7.Maximum capacity: 15Reservations required for participating children only.Ticket reservations will be released if not redeemed 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: Winter Wonderstars!
Saturday, December 6, 3-4pm
Logan Center, Room 701

Spend a fun-filled afternoon exploring the characters of the holiday season such as Frosty the Snowman, Jack Frost, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer through theatre games, improv, song, and dance!

Suitable for families with children ages 5-7.

Maximum capacity: 15

Reservations required for participating children only.

Ticket reservations will be released if not redeemed 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
12/6/2014 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 6, 3-4pmLogan Center, Room 801This hands-on workshop will teach families to create handmade books that will last a lifetime, with original paper covers and traditional side stitching.Suitable for families with children of all ages.Maximium capacity: 20Reservations recommended for all who wish to participate.Ticket reservations will be released if not redeemed 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: Holiday Bookbinding
Saturday, December 6, 3-4pm
Logan Center, Room 801

This hands-on workshop will teach families to create handmade books that will last a lifetime, with original paper covers and traditional side stitching.

Suitable for families with children of all ages.

Maximium capacity: 20

Reservations recommended for all who wish to participate.

Ticket reservations will be released if not redeemed 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
12/6/2014 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 5pmLogan Center, Performance PenthouseChicago's signature chaneuse Spider Saloff brings her patented jazzy holiday show to the Logan Center Performance Penthouse for a evening of seasonal stories and songs. Aside from her famed retro renditions of "Cool Yule" and "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus," she'll also provide new takes on Yuletide tunes both rare and familiar. Recently, Saloff has enjoyed successful performances at top-rated jazz clubs in London, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. To date she has released five celebrated and acclaimed solo albums including one titled "Cool Yule" and others that feature the American Songbook and some original material."Slyly sophisticated, easily accessible, Saloff stands as a kind of ideal." -The Chicago Tribune"Spider is dynamic, a powerhouse of passion!" -San Francisco ExaminerTickets: Free for Students with ID / $20 General AdmissionThis performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Spider Saloff's Cool Yule
Sunday, December 21, 5pm
Logan Center, Performance Penthouse

Chicago's signature chaneuse Spider Saloff brings her patented jazzy holiday show to the Logan Center Performance Penthouse for a evening of seasonal stories and songs. Aside from her famed retro renditions of "Cool Yule" and "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus," she'll also provide new takes on Yuletide tunes both rare and familiar. Recently, Saloff has enjoyed successful performances at top-rated jazz clubs in London, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. To date she has released five celebrated and acclaimed solo albums including one titled "Cool Yule" and others that feature the American Songbook and some original material.

"Slyly sophisticated, easily accessible, Saloff stands as a kind of ideal." -The Chicago Tribune

"Spider is dynamic, a powerhouse of passion!" -San Francisco Examiner

Tickets: Free for Students with ID / $20 General Admission

This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
12/21/2014 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 7pm-1amHutchinson Commons1131 E 57th StChicago, IL 60637Persian Cultural Society in collaboration with IrSA and PCA presents: Yalda Night Celebration The event includes:-Musical Performance by Ghoghnoos Ensemble-Persian Dace Performance by Donya Dance Ensemble-Hafez Recitation-Exciting Games-Variety of Persian Foods-DJ Sultan spins PersianTickets: Student-$12/General Admission-$25
Yalda Night
Sunday, December 21, 7pm-1am
Hutchinson Commons
1131 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Persian Cultural Society in collaboration with IrSA and PCA presents:
 
Yalda Night Celebration
 
The event includes:

-Musical Performance by Ghoghnoos Ensemble
-Persian Dace Performance by Donya Dance Ensemble
-Hafez Recitation
-Exciting Games
-Variety of Persian Foods
-DJ Sultan spins Persian

Tickets: Student-$12/General Admission-$25

12/21/2014 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3:00 pmMandel Hall, 1131 E 57th StInternationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter has long been considered one of the finest singers of her generation. Here she is joined by the superb and mesmerizing pianist Angela Hewitt, who has established herself at the highest level of artistry.2:00 PM talk: Berthold Hoeckner and Angela HewittProgram:An afternoon of German and French songs, with works by Beethoven, Schubert, Fauré and Debussy.All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Anne Sofie von Otter and Angela Hewitt
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3:00 pm
Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St

Internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter has long been considered one of the finest singers of her generation. Here she is joined by the superb and mesmerizing pianist Angela Hewitt, who has established herself at the highest level of artistry.

2:00 PM talk: Berthold Hoeckner and Angela Hewitt

Program:

An afternoon of German and French songs, with works by Beethoven, Schubert, Fauré
and Debussy.

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
1/11/2015 3:00 PM
January 23-24, 2015Logan Center, Theater WestInspired by singer-songwriter Dar William's song of the same title, Mortal City uses music and visual imagery to puppeteer a poem of a city. Set during an ice storm at night, Mortal City explores creating and finding the warm pulse of the city in its layered soundscape, fragile infrastructure, simple light, and periwinkle winter skies. Mortal City was developed through Puppet Lab, In the Heart of the Beast's experimental puppetry program for emerging artists. Cosponsored by UChicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts along wtih Theater and Performance Studies, with support from the Reva and David Logan Foundation.Tickets: $15 General Admission / $5 StudentsThis performance will run approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.
Mortal City
January 23-24, 2015
Logan Center, Theater West

Inspired by singer-songwriter Dar William's song of the same title, Mortal City uses music and visual imagery to puppeteer a poem of a city. Set during an ice storm at night, Mortal City explores creating and finding the warm pulse of the city in its layered soundscape, fragile infrastructure, simple light, and periwinkle winter skies.

Mortal City was developed through Puppet Lab, In the Heart of the Beast's experimental puppetry program for emerging artists. Cosponsored by UChicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts along wtih Theater and Performance Studies, with support from the Reva and David Logan Foundation.

Tickets: $15 General Admission / $5 Students

This performance will run approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.
1/23/2015 To 1/24/2015
January 23-24, 2015, 7:30pmLogan Center, Room 501THE TEMP is a darkly comic tale of exploring the life of an over-age temp who wants to be anything else. Told with music, puppets and video, THE TEMP confronts demons, strangers, and the eternal search for the bathroom. Developed in part through a residency with Summer Inc, through Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago.FlipFlap Productions is home to a collective of comedy writers and musicians who create story-driven theater focused on original expression of modern stories. Founded in 2013 with a goal of stretching the boundaries of what makes a comedy show, FlipFlap explores people and places that aren't normally seen on stage in a weirdly natural, weirdly believable, weirdly weird way.The Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) program at The University of Chicago seeks to animate the interesection of theory and practice in the arts and contest the ready separation of academic and artistic practice or, for that matter, theorists and practitioners. The Summer Inc. program began out of a desire to extend Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS)'s nurturing environment for Chicago's professional performance community. Summer Inc. residencies for 2014 include: The House Theatre of Chicago, Salonathon, FlipFlap Productions, Manual Cinema, & The Mill Theatre.This performance is appropriate for ages 16 and up and will run approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.TICKETS: $15 General / $5 UofC Student with ID in advance and all tickets $15 at the door.
THE TEMP
January 23-24, 2015, 7:30pm
Logan Center, Room 501

THE TEMP is a darkly comic tale of exploring the life of an over-age temp who wants to be anything else. Told with music, puppets and video, THE TEMP confronts demons, strangers, and the eternal search for the bathroom. Developed in part through a residency with Summer Inc, through Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago.

FlipFlap Productions is home to a collective of comedy writers and musicians who create story-driven theater focused on original expression of modern stories. Founded in 2013 with a goal of stretching the boundaries of what makes a comedy show, FlipFlap explores people and places that aren't normally seen on stage in a weirdly natural, weirdly believable, weirdly weird way.

The Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) program at The University of Chicago seeks to animate the interesection of theory and practice in the arts and contest the ready separation of academic and artistic practice or, for that matter, theorists and practitioners. The Summer Inc. program began out of a desire to extend Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS)'s nurturing environment for Chicago's professional performance community. Summer Inc. residencies for 2014 include: The House Theatre of Chicago, Salonathon, FlipFlap Productions, Manual Cinema, & The Mill Theatre.

This performance is appropriate for ages 16 and up and will run approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

TICKETS: $15 General / $5 UofC Student with ID in advance and all tickets $15 at the door.


1/23/2015 To 1/24/2015
January 23-24, 2015Logan Center, Theater EastA live-action three-dimensional cartoon performed by a cast of fifteen, Cartooon was created by Steve Ackerman and directed by Ackerman and Ellen Conn. The controversial animated program "Tummy da Talking Turtle Sucks on Piano Keys" was created by Earl Dives and Gerry 'Crackjaw' Sanders while sharpening their lumberjack axes in the fall of 1940. Earl was a balding Protestant with a penchant for soft whisky and women's feet. Gerry loved the smell of tar and gasoline. They bonded over nudie magazines and the pitching form of Lefty Grove, claiming "one is a national treasure, the other sure could throw a stirke." Knowing nothing about animation, children, or public decency, the two cobbled together obscure Bible passages about dynamite and ran them over a flip book of crude drawings of Gerry's penis talking that they then put teeth on to resemble a crocodile. One episode of the show was created. It was a failure. This is that episode. Cartooon was developed through Puppet Lab, In the Heart of the Beast's experimental puppetry program for emerging artists. Co-sponsored by UChicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts along with Theater and Performance Studies, with support from the Reva and David Logan Foundation.Tickets: $15 General Admission / $5 StudentsThis performance will run approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.
Cartooon
January 23-24, 2015
Logan Center, Theater East

A live-action three-dimensional cartoon performed by a cast of fifteen, Cartooon was created by Steve Ackerman and directed by Ackerman and Ellen Conn. The controversial animated program "Tummy da Talking Turtle Sucks on Piano Keys" was created by Earl Dives and Gerry 'Crackjaw' Sanders while sharpening their lumberjack axes in the fall of 1940. Earl was a balding Protestant with a penchant for soft whisky and women's feet. Gerry loved the smell of tar and gasoline. They bonded over nudie magazines and the pitching form of Lefty Grove, claiming "one is a national treasure, the other sure could throw a stirke." Knowing nothing about animation, children, or public decency, the two cobbled together obscure Bible passages about dynamite and ran them over a flip book of crude drawings of Gerry's penis talking that they then put teeth on to resemble a crocodile. One episode of the show was created. It was a failure. This is that episode.

Cartooon was developed through Puppet Lab, In the Heart of the Beast's experimental puppetry program for emerging artists. Co-sponsored by UChicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts along with Theater and Performance Studies, with support from the Reva and David Logan Foundation.

Tickets: $15 General Admission / $5 Students

This performance will run approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.
1/23/2015 To 1/24/2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015Time: 12-5pmTheme: Go International!Chicago International Puppet Theatre FestivalThe Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival, debuting January 16-25, 2015, will celebrate the full breadth of the art of contemporary puppetry with an international pageant of top puppet and puppet artists from Chicago, the U.S. and around the world.Performing Artist: In the Heart of the Beast TheatreIn the Heart of the Beast Theatre has been at the vangaurd of theater melding performance with the rich history of puppetry from its shamanistic roots and lively street theater traditions to the imaginative performance language found in experimental theater circles. Rooted in an aspect of ceremony and celebration, whether it be narrative, episodic, or the award winning annual MayDay Parade and Festival HOBT invites audiences to a theater of wonder that gives voice to under-represented communities and prespectives and draws together diverse communities to address local and global issues and celebrate our shared humanity.Plus Puppet making workshops and more!Tickets: $5 single tickets, $20 families of 5+Check-In at the UChicago Arts Box Office to receive your Festival Wrist Band which grants entry to all performances and workshops.
January Family Saturday Festival
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 12-5pm
Theme: Go International!

Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival


The Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival, debuting January 16-25, 2015, will celebrate the full breadth of the art of contemporary puppetry with an international pageant of top puppet and puppet artists from Chicago, the U.S. and around the world.

Performing Artist: In the Heart of the Beast Theatre

In the Heart of the Beast Theatre has been at the vangaurd of theater melding performance with the rich history of puppetry from its shamanistic roots and lively street theater traditions to the imaginative performance language found in experimental theater circles. Rooted in an aspect of ceremony and celebration, whether it be narrative, episodic, or the award winning annual MayDay Parade and Festival HOBT invites audiences to a theater of wonder that gives voice to under-represented communities and prespectives and draws together diverse communities to address local and global issues and celebrate our shared humanity.

Plus Puppet making workshops and more!

Tickets: $5 single tickets, $20 families of 5+

Check-In at the UChicago Arts Box Office to receive your Festival Wrist Band which grants entry to all performances and workshops.
1/24/2015 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance HallUnder Artistic Director Shulamit Ran, Contempo curates the bold visions of today’s most innovative composers.“Contempo concerts are… a winning combination of intriguing music and superb performance.”− The Chicago Sun Times6:30 PM Conempo Commissions: Roundtable ConversationsArtists:eighth blackbirdPacifica QuartetDavid Fulmer, conductorStephen Burns, trumpetAndrew Nogal, oboe, english hornKarl Rzasa, bassoonJulia Filson, hornMinghuan Xu, violinDavid Scholl, bassAnthony Cheung, pianoAlison Attar, harpSharon Harms, sopranoProgram:Lee Hyla: Wave (wolrd premiere, in memoriam: 1952-2014)Shulamit Ran: Perfect StormRalph Shapey: Concertante No. 1 for trumpet and 10 playersHuck Hodge: piano quintetJohn Eaton: The End of It (world premiere)All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Contempo at 50: Now and Then I
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Under Artistic Director Shulamit Ran, Contempo curates the bold visions of today’s most innovative composers.

“Contempo concerts are… a winning combination of intriguing music and superb performance.” 
The Chicago Sun Times

6:30 PM Conempo Commissions: Roundtable Conversations

Artists:

eighth blackbird
Pacifica Quartet
David Fulmer, conductor
Stephen Burns, trumpet
Andrew Nogal, oboe, english horn
Karl Rzasa, bassoon
Julia Filson, horn
Minghuan Xu, violin
David Scholl, bass
Anthony Cheung, piano
Alison Attar, harp
Sharon Harms, soprano

Program:

Lee Hyla: Wave (wolrd premiere, in memoriam: 1952-2014)
Shulamit Ran:
Perfect Storm
Ralph Shapey:
Concertante No. 1 for trumpet and 10 players
Huck Hodge: piano quintet
John Eaton: The End of It
(world premiere)

All
tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
1/24/2015 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:00 pmLogan Center Performance HallRecognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often daring repertory choices over the past two decades, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. As the University of Chicago’s Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence, the Pacifica Quartet offers impeccable performances of the finest works written for string quartet. In spring 2015 the Quartet explores music written during the years of the Great War in a centenary retrospective, enhanced by collaborations with guest artists and UChicago scholars.2:00 PM lecture: Steven RingsProgram:Puccini: CrisantemiCarter: Quartet No. 1Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Pacifica Quartet
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:00 pm
Logan Center Performance Hall

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often daring repertory choices over the past two decades, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. As the University of Chicago’s Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence, the Pacifica Quartet offers impeccable performances of the finest works written for string quartet. In spring 2015 the Quartet explores music written during the years of the Great War in a centenary retrospective, enhanced by collaborations with guest artists and UChicago scholars.

2:00 PM lecture: Steven Rings

Program:

Puccini: Crisantemi

Carter: Quartet No. 1
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
1/25/2015 3:00 PM
Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance HallBridging the ancient to the present with exotic songs, compelling dances and virtuosic improvisations, ALBA evokes the haunting melodies and dynamic rhythms of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as music from its Middle Eastern and European neighbors, in a time when Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures flourished together."They performed a program that was built of… deftly interwoven instrumental lines, and full of distinct cultural influences…[and] drew the audience into what proved to be a fascinating performance." – Milwaukee Journal SentinelProgram:Earthly Love, Divine LoveAll tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Alba Consort
Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Bridging the ancient to the present with exotic songs, compelling dances and virtuosic improvisations, ALBA evokes the haunting melodies and dynamic rhythms of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as music from its Middle Eastern and European neighbors, in a time when Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures flourished together.

"They performed a program that was built of… deftly interwoven instrumental lines, and full of distinct cultural influences…[and] drew the audience into what proved to be a fascinating performance." – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Program:

Earthly Love, Divine Love

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
1/30/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:30 pmMandel Hall, 1131 E 57th StChicago DebutThese two artists, who enjoy big concert hall careers and collaborate in recital as well, make their Chicago recital debut with a charming program including the magnificent Franck Sonata, written as a wedding gift for the “King of the Violin,” Belgian violinist Eugene Ysaÿe.                                                  “[they] are ideal partners, wrestling with the musical dialogue with poise, imagination and freshness.” – The Guardian6:30 PM lecture: Robert Kendrick Program:  Dvořák: Romantische Stücke, Op. 75Enescu: Impressions d’Enfance, Op. 28Tchaikovsky: Mélodies Franck: Sonata in A Major All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov
Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St

Chicago Debut

These two artists, who enjoy big concert hall careers and collaborate in recital as well, make their Chicago recital debut with a charming program including the magnificent Franck Sonata, written as a wedding gift for the “King of the Violin,” Belgian violinist Eugene Ysaÿe.

                                                 

“[they] are ideal partners, wrestling with the musical dialogue with poise, imagination and freshness.” – The Guardian

6:30 PM lecture: Robert Kendrick

 

Program:

 

Dvořák: Romantische Stücke, Op. 75

Enescu: Impressions d’Enfance, Op. 28

Tchaikovsky: Mélodies

Franck: Sonata in A Major

 

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.

2/6/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance HallChicago DebutThe young Armenian-American Tigran is one of the hottest young pianists in jazz who mixes it up in his unique blend of jazz, selling out arenas and earning praise from the likes of Chick Corea, Brad Meldau and Herbie Hancock; the latter declared, "Now, Tigran, you are my teacher!""Tigran stands out for his burning intensity" - The Telegraph6:30 PM pre-concert performance: Jazz Institute of Chicago at Café LoganINDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 25, 2014.All tickets also include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Tigran Hamasyan Trio
Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Chicago Debut

The young Armenian-American Tigran is one of the hottest young pianists in jazz who mixes it up in his unique blend of jazz, selling out arenas and earning praise from the likes of Chick Corea, Brad Meldau and Herbie Hancock; the latter declared, "Now, Tigran, you are my teacher!"

"Tigran stands out for his burning intensity" - The Telegraph

6:30 PM pre-concert performance: Jazz Institute of Chicago at Café Logan

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 25, 2014.

All tickets also include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
2/13/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance HallRecognized byThe New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility,” mandolinist Avi Avital is an exciting young musician who is deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin. In this exclusive collaboration with pianist David Greilsammer, who plays with “a sense of intense beauty and discovery” (Daily News), they offer a virtuosic program of great variety.6:30 PM talk: Lawrence ZbikowskiProgram:Mozart: Sonata K. 301 in G majorBerg: Piano Sonata, Op. 1Bach: Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV. 1019Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV. 1004Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K. 475Pärt: FratresBartók: Romanian Folk DancesINDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 25, 2014.All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Avi Avital and David Greilsammer
Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Recognized byThe New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility,” mandolinist Avi Avital is an exciting young musician who is deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin. In this exclusive collaboration with pianist David Greilsammer, who plays with “a sense of intense beauty and discovery” (Daily News), they offer a virtuosic program of great variety.

6:30 PM talk: Lawrence Zbikowski

Program:

Mozart: Sonata K. 301 in G major
Berg: Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Bach: Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV. 1019
Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV. 1004
Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
Pärt: Fratres
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 25, 2014.

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.

2/20/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30 pmMandel Hall, 1131 E 57th StThe Jerusalem Quartet has garnered international acclaim and won over audiences with its rare combination of passion and precision.“An absolute triumph. Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.” – BBC Music Magazine6:30 PM lecture: Woo-Chan LeeProgram:Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K. 387Bartók: Quartet No. 4Schumann: Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Clickhere to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Jerusalem Quartet
Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St

The Jerusalem Quartet has garnered international acclaim and won over audiences with its rare combination of passion and precision.

“An absolute triumph. Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.” – BBC Music Magazine

6:30 PM lecture: Woo-Chan Lee

Program:

Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K. 387
Bartók: Quartet No. 4
Schumann: Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Clickhere to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
2/27/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 7:30pmRockefeller Memorial Chapel5850 S Woodlawn AveCopeland's In the Beginning is paired with Górecki's Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters) and the world première of a new work on the sacred power of water by Chickasaw Nation composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, with Christopher Neill, Director of the Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory.Tickets: General Admission $20/Free to any student with university ID at the door.
Sacred Powers of Water
Saturday, February 28, 7:30pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S Woodlawn Ave

Copeland's In the Beginning is paired with Górecki's Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters) and the world première of a new work on the sacred power of water by Chickasaw Nation composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, with Christopher Neill, Director of the Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Tickets: General Admission $20/Free to any student with university ID at the door.
2/28/2015 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3:00 pmLogan Center, Performance HallUnder Artistic Director Shulamit Ran, Contempo curates the bold visions of today’s most innovative composers.“Contempo concerts are… a winning combination of intriguing music and superb performance.” − The Chicago SunTimes2:00 PM Contempo Commissions: Roundtable ConversationsProgram:Helen Grime: Entwined ChannelsHoward Sandroff: Chants des FemmesGunther Schuller: Cromatic Adventures (world premiere)Earl Kim: Now and ThenSofia Gubaidulina: Pilgrims (world premiere)Artists:eighth blackbirdPacifica QuartetCliff Colnot, conductorLisa Kaplan and Daniel Scholsberg, pianoMary Stolper, fluteBen Sutherland, electronicsMichelle Areyzaga, sopranoAlison Attar, harpCollins Trier, bassAll tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Contempo at 50: Now and Then II
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3:00 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Under Artistic Director Shulamit Ran, Contempo curates the bold visions of today’s most innovative composers.


“Contempo concerts are… a winning combination of intriguing music and superb performance.” 
The Chicago Sun
Times

2:00 PM Contempo Commissions: Roundtable Conversations

Program:

Helen Grime: Entwined Channels
Howard Sandroff: Chants des Femmes

Gunther Schuller: Cromatic Adventures (world premiere)
Earl Kim: Now and Then
Sofia Gubaidulina: Pilgrims (world premiere)

Artists:

eighth blackbird
Pacifica Quartet
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Lisa Kaplan and Daniel Scholsberg, piano
Mary Stolper, flute
Ben Sutherland, electronics
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Alison Attar, harp
Collins Trier, bass


All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
3/1/2015 3:00 PM
March 13-15, 2015Mandel HallHeads will roll! Falsly accused of sorcery by an envious relative, Colonel Fairfax is condemned to death and awaits execution in the Tower of London. Fellow war hero Sergeant Meryll and his daughter, Phoebe, hatch a plot to free Colonel Fairfax from the Tower of London; at the same time, however, wandering street performers Jack Point and Elsie Maynard find themselves in a position to benefit greatly by Fairfax's execution, Revered as the most tragic and complex work of the Gilbert & Sullivan canon, The Yeomen of the Guard features topsy-turvy plot twists, a trio of reluctant marriages, and a haunting score that is regarded by many as Sullivan's finest work.Tickets: $50 Patron / $20 General / $5 Student / $10 Groups of 10 or moreThis performance will run approximately 3 hours with one 15 minute intermission.TICKETS GO ON SALE ONLINE DECEMBER 1ST AND IN PERSON AND OVER THE PHONE ON DECEMBER 2ND.
Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard
March 13-15, 2015
Mandel Hall

Heads will roll! Falsly accused of sorcery by an envious relative, Colonel Fairfax is condemned to death and awaits execution in the Tower of London. Fellow war hero Sergeant Meryll and his daughter, Phoebe, hatch a plot to free Colonel Fairfax from the Tower of London; at the same time, however, wandering street performers Jack Point and Elsie Maynard find themselves in a position to benefit greatly by Fairfax's execution, Revered as the most tragic and complex work of the Gilbert & Sullivan canon, The Yeomen of the Guard features topsy-turvy plot twists, a trio of reluctant marriages, and a haunting score that is regarded by many as Sullivan's finest work.

Tickets: $50 Patron / $20 General / $5 Student / $10 Groups of 10 or more

This performance will run approximately 3 hours with one 15 minute intermission.

TICKETS GO ON SALE ONLINE DECEMBER 1ST AND IN PERSON AND OVER THE PHONE ON DECEMBER 2ND.
3/13/2015 To 3/15/2015
Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 pmMandel Hall, 1131 E 57th StClarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, with his “luscious tone and musicianship” (nky.cincinnati.com) joins violinist Arnaud Sussmann (“[his] tone was a thing of awe-inspiring beauty” –Pioneer Press), the charismatic and captivating pianist Anna Polonsky, and pianist Orion Weiss (“an effortlessly brilliant performer” – The Arizona Republic). Together they present a program of music that shows the passing of an era, from works influenced by the late 19th century Romantics through the pivotal years of World War I. Stravinsky wrote his classic work The Soldier’s Tale in reaction to the Great War.Program:Granados: Selections from Goyescas, Op. 11, for pianoElgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82Poulenc: Sonata for Piano Four Hands, FP 8Berg: Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 5Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale): Suite for violin, clarinet and piano 6:30 PM lecture: Seth BrodskyAll tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Crossroads I / Fiterstein-Sussmann-Weiss-Polonsky
Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, with his “luscious tone and musicianship” (nky.cincinnati.com) joins violinist Arnaud Sussmann (“[his] tone was a thing of awe-inspiring beauty” –Pioneer Press), the charismatic and captivating pianist Anna Polonsky, and pianist Orion Weiss (“an effortlessly brilliant performer” – The Arizona Republic). Together they present a program of music that shows the passing of an era, from works influenced by the late 19th century Romantics through the pivotal years of World War I. Stravinsky wrote his classic work The Soldier’s Tale in reaction to the Great War.

Program:

Granados: Selections from Goyescas,
Op. 11, for piano
Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82
Poulenc: Sonata for Piano Four Hands, FP 8
Berg: Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 5
Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale): Suite for violin, clarinet and piano

6:30 PM lecture: Seth Brodsky


All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
4/10/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:30pmFulton Recital HallAt this centenary of World War I, the Pacifica Quartet, guest artists Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, and University of Chicago faculty present a weekend of music and lectures in commemoration of the years that marked a clear turning point for the still-new 20th century.Program: 1:30 pm  Clarke viola and Janáček violin sonatas2:30 pm  Lecture with Steven Rings3:15 pm  ReceptionAll tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Crossroads II / Clarke and Janáček Sonatas
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:30pm
Fulton Recital Hall

At this centenary of World War I, the Pacifica Quartet, guest artists Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, and University of Chicago faculty present a weekend of music and lectures in commemoration of the years that marked a clear turning point for the still-new 20th century.

Program:


1:30 pm
  Clarke viola and Janáček violin sonatas
2:30 pm 
Lecture with Steven Rings
3:15 pm 
Reception

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
4/11/2015 1:30 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 4:00 pmFulton Recital HallAt this centenary of World War I, the Pacifica Quartet, guest artists and University of Chicago faculty present a weekend of music and lectures in commemoration of the years that marked a clear turning point for the still-new 20th century.2:30 PM lecture: Steven RingsProgram:2:30 pm Lecture with Steven Rings3:15 pm Reception4:00 pm Debussy's Late Sonatas: Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata, and Sonata for flute, viola and harpPerformers:Pacifica Quartet with Anna Polonsky, Orion Weiss, Tim Murno, and Maria Luisa RyanAll tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Crossroads II / Debussy's Late Sonatas
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 4:00 pm
Fulton Recital Hall

At this centenary of World War I, the Pacifica Quartet, guest artists and University of Chicago faculty present a weekend of music and lectures in commemoration of the years that marked a clear turning point for the still-new 20th century.

2:30 PM lecture: Steven Rings

Program:

2:30 pm Lecture with Steven Rings
3:15 pm Reception
4:00 pm Debussy's Late Sonatas: Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata, and Sonata for flute, viola and harp

Performers:

Pacifica Quartet with Anna Polonsky, Orion Weiss, Tim Murno, and Maria Luisa Ryan




All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
4/11/2015 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance Penthouse"Shropshire Lads: World War I Poets & Composers of Great Britain”: A salon evening of poetry and songs from England, presented in partnership with Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago guest baritone John Brancy and Poet and UChicago Professor John Wilkinson.Reception to follow.Program:Shropshire Lads: World War I Poets & Composers of Great BritainCollaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Lieder LoungeINDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 25, 2014.All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Crossroads III / CAIC: Shropshire Lads
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Penthouse

"Shropshire Lads: World War I Poets & Composers of Great Britain”: A salon evening of poetry and songs from England, presented in partnership with Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago guest baritone John Brancy and Poet and UChicago Professor John Wilkinson.

Reception to follow.

Program:
Shropshire Lads: World War I Poets & Composers of Great Britain
Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Lieder Lounge

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 25, 2014.

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
4/11/2015 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:00 pmLogan Center, Performance HallAt this centenary of World War I, the Pacifica Quartet, guest artists and University of Chicago faculty present a weekend of music and lectures in commemoration of the years that marked a clear turning point for the still-new 20th century.Program: Lecture-demonstration by Steven Rings, Associate Professor, UChicago: Bartók: String Quartet No. 2INDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 25, 2014.All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Crossroads IV / Lecture-Demonstration
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:00 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

At this centenary of World War I, the Pacifica Quartet, guest artists and University of Chicago faculty present a weekend of music and lectures in commemoration of the years that marked a clear turning point for the still-new 20th century.

Program:


Lecture-demonstration by Steven Rings, Associate Professor, UChicago: Bartók: String Quartet No. 2

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 25, 2014.

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
4/12/2015 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 pmLogan Center, Performance HallRecognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often daring repertory choices over the past two decades, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. As the University of Chicago’s Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence, the Pacifica Quartet offers impeccable performances of the finest works written for string quartet. In spring 2015 the Quartet explores music written during the years of the Great War in a centenary retrospective, enhanced by collaborations with guest artists and UChicago scholars.2:00 PM lecture: Lynn Hooker (free admission)Program: Prokoviev: Overture on Hebrew Themes for string quartet, clarinet and piano, Op. 34Bartok: Quartet No. 2Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84Artists:Pacifica Quartet members with pianists Anna Polonsky and Orio Weiss and clarinetist Michael Maccaferri All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Crossroads V / Pacifica Quartet and Friends Commemorate
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often daring repertory choices over the past two decades, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.
As the University of Chicago’s Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence, the Pacifica Quartet offers impeccable performances of the finest works written for string quartet. In spring 2015 the Quartet explores music written during the years of the Great War in a centenary retrospective, enhanced by collaborations with guest artists and UChicago scholars.

2:00 PM lecture: Lynn Hooker (free admission)

Program:


Prokoviev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
for string quartet, clarinet and piano, Op. 34
Bartok: Quartet No. 2
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

Artists:

Pacifica Quartet members with pianists Anna Polonsky and Orio Weiss and clarinetist Michael Maccaferri 

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
4/12/2015 3:00 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 pmRockefeller ChapelThe professional vocal ensemble, hailed by The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations, presents a program from Tudor England, including the colorful and ornate Veni sancte spiritus mass by Richard Pygott and music by Nicholas Ludford."stands with the best work being done in England.” – Millennium of Music6:30 PM lecture: Anne RobertsonProgram:This program from Tudor England includes music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Veni sancte spiritus mass by Richard Pygott and music by Nicholas Ludford..All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Blue Heron
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rockefeller Chapel

The professional vocal ensemble, hailed by The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations, presents a program from Tudor England, including the colorful and ornate Veni sancte spiritus
mass by Richard Pygott and music by Nicholas Ludford.

"stands with the best work being done in England.” – Millennium of Music

6:30 PM lecture: Anne Robertson

Program:

This program from Tudor England includes music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Veni sancte spiritus mass by Richard Pygott and music by Nicholas Ludford.

.

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
4/17/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015Time: 12-5pmTheme: Embracing the ClassicsMuntu Dance Theatre performance: 12pmPerforming Artist: Lee England Jr. 2pm in the Performance HallA classically-trained violinist, Lee England Jr. describes his music as a "musical gumbo" of R&B, gospel, jazz, hip-hop, and symphonic soul. Often referred to as the "soul violinist," Lee's contemporary success is largely due to his ability to engage intergenerational audiences with his captivating stage presence and unique adaptations of top-40 melodies on an instrument generally reserved for the classical.Plus Instrument share workshops and more!Tickets: $5 single tickets, $20 families of 5+Check-In at the UChicago Arts Box Office to receive your Festival Wrist Band which grants entry to all performances and workshops.
April Family Saturday Festival
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 12-5pm
Theme: Embracing the Classics

Muntu Dance Theatre performance: 12pm

Performing Artist: Lee England Jr.
2pm in the Performance Hall

A classically-trained violinist, Lee England Jr. describes his music as a "musical gumbo" of R&B, gospel, jazz, hip-hop, and symphonic soul. Often referred to as the "soul violinist," Lee's contemporary success is largely due to his ability to engage intergenerational audiences with his captivating stage presence and unique adaptations of top-40 melodies on an instrument generally reserved for the classical.

Plus Instrument share workshops and more!

Tickets: $5 single tickets, $20 families of 5+

Check-In at the UChicago Arts Box Office to receive your Festival Wrist Band which grants entry to all performances and workshops.
4/18/2015 12:00 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pmLogan Center, Performance HallFrom the Crescent City come the sweet sounds of classic and original compositions in this concert led by trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, member of "the first family of jazz" and an NEA Jazz Master.  The music is relaxed, thoughtful and provocative, honoring the Southern traditions that birthed America's original music.2:00 PM pre-concert performance: Jazz Institute of Chicago at Café LoganProgram:The Last Southern Gentleman Tour  featuring Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis.All tickets also include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

From the Crescent City come the sweet sounds of classic and original compositions in this concert led by trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, member of "the first family of jazz" and an NEA Jazz Master. 
The music is relaxed, thoughtful and provocative, honoring the Southern traditions that birthed America's original music.

2:00 PM pre-concert performance: Jazz Institute of Chicago at Café Logan

Program:

The Last Southern Gentleman Tour  featuring Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis.


All tickets also include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
4/19/2015 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance HallUnder Artistic Director Shulamit Ran, Contempo curates the bold visions of today’s most innovative composers."Contempo concerts are… a winning combination of intriguing music and superb performance.” − The Chicago Sun TimesArtists:eighth blackbirdPacifica QuartetJulia Bentley, mezzo-sopranoCliff Colnot, conductorProgram:Francisco Trigueros: NealikaMichael LaCroix: Twelve Faces of the EmeraldDavid Gordon: Speaking in TonguesEric Brinkmann: SublimationYuan-Chen Li: Wandering Viewpoint All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Contempo: UChicago Resident Ensembles Showcase
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Under Artistic Director Shulamit Ran, Contempo curates the bold visions of today’s most innovative composers.

"Contempo concerts are… a winning combination of intriguing music and superb performance.”
 The Chicago Sun Times

Artists:

eighth blackbird
Pacifica Quartet
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
Cliff Colnot, conductor

Program:

Francisco Trigueros:
Nealika
Michael LaCroix:
Twelve Faces of the Emerald
David Gordon:
Speaking in Tongues
Eric Brinkmann: Sublimation
Yuan-Chen Li: Wandering Viewpoint 


All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
4/23/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance HallMedievalist and musician Benjamin Bagby and his six-string harp bewitch audiences in this “double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism “(San Francisco Chronicle), commissioned by the Utrecht Early Music Festival and Lincoln Center."Bagby mesmerized his Berkeley crowd, which included its share of medieval buffs and scholars…But while it was happening they might as well have been children sitting around a campfire, listening to ghost stories… — the theater was stone silent." – San Jose Mercury News6:30 PM lecture: Christina von NolckenProgram: Beowulf.All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Benjamin Bagby: Beowulf
Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Medievalist and musician Benjamin Bagby and his six-string harp bewitch audiences in this “double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism “(San Francisco Chronicle), commissioned by the Utrecht Early Music Festival and Lincoln Center.

"Bagby mesmerized his Berkeley crowd, which included its share of medieval buffs and scholars…But while it was happening they might as well have been children sitting around a campfire, listening to ghost stories… — the theater was stone silent." – San Jose Mercury News

6:30 PM lecture: Christina von Nolcken

Program:
Beowulf.

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
5/1/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 7:30pmRockefeller Memorial Chapel5850 S Woodlawn AveSung by the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, featuring acclaimed countertenor Reginald Mobley, with soloists Kaitlin Foley, Lindsey Adams, Matthew Dean, and Andrew Schultze, conducted by James Kallembach.Tickets: General Admission $20/Free to any student with university ID at the door.
Bach B Minor Mass
Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S Woodlawn Ave

Sung by the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, featuring acclaimed countertenor Reginald Mobley, with soloists Kaitlin Foley, Lindsey Adams, Matthew Dean, and Andrew Schultze, conducted by James Kallembach.

Tickets: General Admission $20/Free to any student with university ID at the door.
5/2/2015 7:30 PM
**Date change - Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 pm (not Friday, May 8)**Logan Center Performance HallEnjoy music by some of today’s finest young composers, performed by Contempo’s resident ensembles, eighth blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet.  Programs will include dissertation works by UChicago doctoral candidates in composition.Works by Pierce Gradone, Timothy Page, and Jae-Goo LeeFree admission / No reservations requiredRESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. SEATING WILL BE GENERAL ADMISSION.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Contempo: Tomorrow's Music Today I
**Date change - Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 pm (not Friday, May 8)**
Logan Center Performance Hall

Enjoy music by some of today’s finest young composers, performed by Contempo’s resident ensembles, eighth blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet.  Programs will include dissertation works by UChicago doctoral candidates in composition.

Works by Pierce Gradone, Timothy Page, and Jae-Goo Lee

Free admission / No reservations required


RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. SEATING WILL BE GENERAL ADMISSION.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
5/6/2015 7:30 PM
May 15, 2015 at 7:30 pmRoosevelt University, Ganz HallEnjoy music by some of today’s finest young composers, performed by Contempo’s resident ensembles, eighth blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet.  Programs will include dissertation works by UChicago doctoral candidates in composition.Works by Kate Pukinsis, Philip Taylor, and Iddo AharonyFree admission / No reservations requiredRESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS PERFORMANCE. SEATING WILL BE GENERAL ADMISSION.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Contempo: Tomorrow's Music Today II
May 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall

Enjoy music by some of today’s finest young composers, performed by Contempo’s resident ensembles, eighth blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet.  Programs will include dissertation works by UChicago doctoral candidates in composition.

Works by Kate Pukinsis, Philip Taylor, and Iddo Aharony

Free admission / No reservations required

RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS PERFORMANCE. SEATING WILL BE GENERAL ADMISSION.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
5/15/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance HallIn almost every category that matters – improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique and experimentation – pianist Jason Moran and his group The Bandwagon – with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits – have challenged the status quo, and earned their reputation as “the future of jazz.”Pre-concert performance: Jazz Institute of Chicago at Café LoganListening Session: Jason Moran, Thursday, May 28, 7:30 pm, Performance Penthouse, Free.All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Jason Moran and The Bandwagon
Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

In almost every category that matters – improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique and experimentation – pianist Jason Moran and his group The Bandwagon – with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits – have challenged the status quo, and earned their reputation as “the future of jazz.”

Pre-concert performance: Jazz Institute of Chicago at Café Logan

Listening Session: Jason Moran, Thursday, May 28, 7:30 pm, Performance Penthouse, Free.

All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
5/29/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015Time: 12-5pmTheme: United We DrumFunkadesi performance: 12pmPerforming Artist: United We Drum 2pm in the Performance HallUnited We Drum is a fun-filled day of drumming that brings together drummers from various cultures around the world. The event marks the culmination of Muntu Dance Theatre's United We Drum' summer percussion program at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.Plus Art workshops for all ages!Tickets: $5 single tickets, $20 families of 5+Check-In at the UChicago Arts Box Office to receive your Festival Wrist Band which grants entry to all performances and workshops.
August Family Saturday Festival
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 12-5pm
Theme: United We Drum

Funkadesi performance: 12pm

Performing Artist: United We Drum 
2pm in the Performance Hall

United We Drum is a fun-filled day of drumming that brings together drummers from various cultures around the world. The event marks the culmination of Muntu Dance Theatre's United We Drum' summer percussion program at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

Plus Art workshops for all ages!

Tickets: $5 single tickets, $20 families of 5+

Check-In at the UChicago Arts Box Office to receive your Festival Wrist Band which grants entry to all performances and workshops.
8/22/2015 12:00 PM
Box Office Number: 773.702.ARTS