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Friday, April 3, 6:30pmLogan Center, Performance Hall#TBT back to when we were told as queer youth that it was supposed to "get better." What they forgot to tell us is that gay rights are often only for gay whites! With an increase in racist and queerphobic violence and a state that uses our bodies to advance its imperialist agenda at home and abroad, what's become apparent is that LGBT rights have become co-opted.Join DarkMatter for a night of poetry, polemic, and healing as we not only critique -- but also imagine new queer futures. Show followed by Q&A.DarkMatter is the trans south asian performance art duo Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. Connect with them on Twitter @darmatterrage and at facebook.com/darmatterpoetry.darmatterrage.comreturnthegayze.comqueerdarkenergy.comDoors open at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public but reservations are recommended.Presented by Arts + Public Life and Students for Justice in Palestine. Additional support provided by University of Chicago Student Government, University of Chicago Arts Council, Deans Fund for Student Life, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Chicago Justice Initiative, and Students for Heath Equity.RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT. IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED TO THE STANDBY LIST YOU CAN DO SO BY SELECTING THIS OPTION BELOW. THOSE ON THE STANDBY LIST WILL BE ADMITTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS AT 6:30PM BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
DarkMatter at UChicago: #ItGetsBitter
Friday, April 3, 6:30pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

#TBT back to when we were told as queer youth that it was supposed to "get better." What they forgot to tell us is that gay rights are often only for gay whites! With an increase in racist and queerphobic violence and a state that uses our bodies to advance its imperialist agenda at home and abroad, what's become apparent is that LGBT rights have become co-opted.

Join DarkMatter for a night of poetry, polemic, and healing as we not only critique -- but also imagine new queer futures. Show followed by Q&A.

DarkMatter is the trans south asian performance art duo Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. Connect with them on Twitter @darmatterrage and at facebook.com/darmatterpoetry.

darmatterrage.com
returnthegayze.com
queerdarkenergy.com

Doors open at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public but reservations are recommended.

Presented by Arts + Public Life and Students for Justice in Palestine. Additional support provided by University of Chicago Student Government, University of Chicago Arts Council, Deans Fund for Student Life, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Chicago Justice Initiative, and Students for Heath Equity.

RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT. IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED TO THE STANDBY LIST YOU CAN DO SO BY SELECTING THIS OPTION BELOW. THOSE ON THE STANDBY LIST WILL BE ADMITTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS AT 6:30PM BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
4/3/2015 6:30 PM
Saturday, April 4, 8pmFXK Theater, Reynolds ClubTheater [24] is a furious and fanatical blaze of theatrical glory. Bravery and brilliance combine to produce artistic beauty and sleep deprivation. Six teams of writers, directors, designers and actors have 24 solid hours to create a STAGE EXPERIENCE that will never ever happen again. Past plays have featured mermen, clotheslines and muffins that grow on trees. But there's no telling what will happen next.Tickets: $4
Theater [24]
Saturday, April 4, 8pm
FXK Theater, Reynolds Club

Theater [24] is a furious and fanatical blaze of theatrical glory. Bravery and brilliance combine to produce artistic beauty and sleep deprivation. Six teams of writers, directors, designers and actors have 24 solid hours to create a STAGE EXPERIENCE that will never ever happen again. Past plays have featured mermen, clotheslines and muffins that grow on trees. But there's no telling what will happen next.

Tickets: $4
4/4/2015 8:00 PM
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
Friday, April 10, 7:30 PMPerformance Hall, Logan CenterPerformance ensemble Every House Has a Door presents a work inspired by Three Matadors, a microplay embedded in a book-length poem by American poet Jay Wright.  The piece has two acts: the first features solos by the four participating artists, and the second brings the four together to stage Wright's play, a bilingual English and Spanish text whose choreography alternates between mathematical permutations and movements based on bullfighting.  Appropriate for ages 13+.$15 general; $5 non-UChicago students with ID; free with UCID. All tickets are general admission. 
Three Matadors
Friday, April 10, 7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center

Performance ensemble Every House Has a Door presents a work inspired by Three Matadors, a microplay embedded in a book-length poem by American poet Jay Wright.  The piece has two acts: the first features solos by the four participating artists, and the second brings the four together to stage Wright's play, a bilingual English and Spanish text whose choreography alternates between mathematical permutations and movements based on bullfighting.  Appropriate for ages 13+.

$15 general; $5 non-UChicago students with ID; free with UCID.
All tickets are general admission. 
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. 2All 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

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.2:15 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.

2:15 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
Thursday, April 16, 7pmLogan Center Performance HallThe Professional Theatre and Dance Youth Academy presents “Power of the Arts” featuring the UChicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus Performing Arts Department with special performances by Intuit Dance Studio. This production will exhibit various artistic elements such as the power of ancestry, the power of arts instruction, the power of the female voice, and the power of dance,spoken word, and song. There will be a pre-show reception from 6pm until 6:45pm in the Reva and David Logan Center foyer. This dynamic and awe-inspiring event is sure to captivate and move audiences of all ages. Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students
Power of the Arts
Thursday, April 16, 7pm
Logan Center Performance Hall

The Professional Theatre and Dance Youth Academy presents “Power of the Arts” featuring the UChicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus Performing Arts Department with special performances by Intuit Dance Studio. This production will exhibit various artistic elements such as the power of ancestry, the power of arts instruction, the power of the female voice, and the power of dance,spoken word, and song. There will be a pre-show reception from 6pm until 6:45pm in the Reva and David Logan Center foyer. This dynamic and awe-inspiring event is sure to captivate and move audiences of all ages. 

Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students
4/16/2015 7:00 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 pmRockefeller ChapelThe professional vocal ensemble Blue Heron, under the direction of Scott Metcalfe and which is hailed by The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations, presents a program from Tudor England, including a characterful, quirky and entirely anonymous Mass from the Peterhouse Partbooks (c.1540).  In addition to the Mass, which was perhaps dedicated to Canterbury's local hero, St. Augustine, Blue Heron also offers Marian antiphons by Robert Hunt and Hugh Aston."stands with the best work being done in England.” – Millennium of Music6:30 PM pre-concert lecture with Anne RobertsonAll 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 Blue Heron, under the direction of Scott Metcalfe and which is hailed by The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations, presents a program from Tudor England, including a characterful, quirky and entirely anonymous Mass from the Peterhouse Partbooks (c.1540).  In addition to the Mass, which was perhaps dedicated to Canterbury's local hero, St. Augustine, Blue Heron also offers Marian antiphons by Robert Hunt and Hugh Aston.


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

6:30 PM pre-concert lecture with Anne Robertson


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 ClassicsPerforming 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, Art Workshops and more!Tickets: $5 single tickets, $20 families of 5+TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE APRIL FAMILY SATURDAY FESTIVAL AND TO SELECT THE WORKSHOPS YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND, CLICK HERE.
April Family Saturday Festival
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 12-5pm
Theme: Embracing the Classics

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, Art Workshops and more!

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

TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE APRIL FAMILY SATURDAY FESTIVAL AND TO SELECT THE WORKSHOPS YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND, CLICK HERE.
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
Sunday, April 19, 4pmLogan Center Performance PenthouseStars of tomorrow perform best-loved arias and scenes by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Copland, Bernstein and more. UChicago students perform opening mini-set.Tickets: $15 General; FREE for students with ID.This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
OPERA Arias & Duets with Kim Jones & Dan Richardson
Sunday, April 19, 4pm
Logan Center Performance Penthouse

Stars of tomorrow perform best-loved arias and scenes by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Copland, Bernstein and more. UChicago students perform opening mini-set.

Tickets: $15 General; FREE for students with ID.

This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
4/19/2015 4:00 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
Saturday, April 25, 7:30pmLogan Center, Performance PenthouseUNDERSTORY: Origins investigates the points or places where someone or something begins. In what ways do the places that we come from shape who we are? How do our experiences reflect what we care about, what we believe, and how we see the world? Through song, dance, spoken word, and performance, UNDERSTORY explores how our stories impact our lives.UNDERSTORY is a collaborative, multidisciplinary performance seriesfor Chicago artists to share their diverse stories and reflect broadly the human experience. The project encourages collaborations among established and emerging artists, and hopes to provide performance resources and opportunities to serve artists of every discipline and their surrounding communities.Tickets: $12-$15 (choose your price) / $5 for students, seniors, and those who need it.This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
UNDERSTORY: Origins
Saturday, April 25, 7:30pm
Logan Center, Performance Penthouse

UNDERSTORY: Origins investigates the points or places where someone or something begins. In what ways do the places that we come from shape who we are? How do our experiences reflect what we care about, what we believe, and how we see the world? Through song, dance, spoken word, and performance, UNDERSTORY explores how our stories impact our lives.

UNDERSTORY is a collaborative, multidisciplinary performance seriesfor Chicago artists to share their diverse stories and reflect broadly the human experience. The project encourages collaborations among established and emerging artists, and hopes to provide performance resources and opportunities to serve artists of every discipline and their surrounding communities.

Tickets: $12-$15 (choose your price) / $5 for students, seniors, and those who need it.

This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
4/25/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 25, 8pmRockefeller Memorial ChapelA star among young classical musicians, Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world's elite performers. His brilliant playing and gracious demeanor have thrilled audiences and presenters across the United States and Europe, and his creative programming of repertoire spanning five centuries, including his own virtuoso transcriptions of orchestral works, have earned high praise from critics and peers alike. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Laube is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of young organists. He joined the faculty at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY as assistant professor of organ in 2013.This is the sixth annual recital in the Brian Gerrish Organ Performance Series, made possible by a generous endowment given to honor Divinity School professor emeritus Brian Gerrish and to promote the joy of listening to world-class organ performance.Tickets: $20 General Admission / Free to any students with ID.This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with one intermission.
Gerrish Organ Recital: Nathan Laube
Saturday, April 25, 8pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

A star among young classical musicians, Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world's elite performers. His brilliant playing and gracious demeanor have thrilled audiences and presenters across the United States and Europe, and his creative programming of repertoire spanning five centuries, including his own virtuoso transcriptions of orchestral works, have earned high praise from critics and peers alike. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Laube is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of young organists. He joined the faculty at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY as assistant professor of organ in 2013.

This is the sixth annual recital in the Brian Gerrish Organ Performance Series, made possible by a generous endowment given to honor Divinity School professor emeritus Brian Gerrish and to promote the joy of listening to world-class organ performance.

Tickets: $20 General Admission / Free to any students with ID.

This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with one intermission.
4/25/2015 8:00 PM
AACM's 50 Anniversary PerformanceSunday, April 26, 7:00pmMandel Hall-1131 E 57th StThis spectacular event celebrating the AACM's 50th anniversary year boasts a multi-generational gathering of 50 members from across the globe that has never before been assembled. This creative music reunion orchestra comes together over both classic compositions from some of the best known names of the AACM and new and original material created specifically for this occasion. Presented in conjunction with the DuSable Museum exhibition Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, on view through September 6.Tickets: $100 VIP / $35 General / $15 Seniors (65 and above) / $15 Students with valid IDThis performance will run approximately 2 hours with no intermission.Presented by AACM, the DuSable Museum, and the Logan Center.
Together: A Power Stronger Than Itself
AACM's 50 Anniversary Performance
Sunday, April 26, 7:00pm
Mandel Hall-1131 E 57th St

This spectacular event celebrating the AACM's 50th anniversary year boasts a multi-generational gathering of 50 members from across the globe that has never before been assembled. This creative music reunion orchestra comes together over both classic compositions from some of the best known names of the AACM and new and original material created specifically for this occasion. Presented in conjunction with the DuSable Museum exhibition Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, on view through September 6.

Tickets: $100 VIP / $35 General / $15 Seniors (65 and above) / $15 Students with valid ID

This performance will run approximately 2 hours with no intermission.

Presented by AACM, the DuSable Museum, and the Logan Center.

4/26/2015 7:00 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 2Doors Open: 9amEvent: 10am-5pmLogan Center, Performance Hall"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." TEDxUChicago 2015: The Incredible Unknown will showcase speakers who dared to venture beyond the ordinary to reveal findings and discover solutions to unanswered questions. Join us.TEDxUChicago is a local, independently organized TEDx event. Visit our website at http://www.tedxuchicago.com or email us at info@tedxuchicago.com with any questions.Tickets: UChicago students & faculty: $10 / Chicago-area students & faculty: $20 / General Admission: $30TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.
TEDxUChicago 2015: The Incredible Unknown
Saturday, May 2
Doors Open: 9am
Event: 10am-5pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." TEDxUChicago 2015: The Incredible Unknown will showcase speakers who dared to venture beyond the ordinary to reveal findings and discover solutions to unanswered questions. Join us.

TEDxUChicago is a local, independently organized TEDx event. Visit our website at http://www.tedxuchicago.com or email us at info@tedxuchicago.com with any questions.

Tickets: UChicago students & faculty: $10 / Chicago-area students & faculty: $20 / General Admission: $30

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.
5/2/2015 10:00 AM
Saturday, May 2, 7:30pmRockefeller Memorial Chapel5850 S Woodlawn AveWhile Bach’s inspiring B Minor Mass is sometimes performed by 200 singers or in excerpted form, this new Rockefeller performance features the 26-voice Chapel Choir—with professional semichorus The Decani and the Chapel’s choral scholars—offering the entire masterpiece. Acclaimed countertenor Reginald Mobley joins soloists Kaitlin Foley, Lindsey Adams, Matthew Dean, and Andrew Schultze, conducted by James Kallembach, and Chicago’s finest early instrumentalists form the 24-person orchestra, under concertmaster Jeri-Lou Zike.Bach himself reached across traditions to set the traditional words of the Mass, and we present this work in period style in today’s urban environment: a mass for peace, in the words of its famous Agnus Dei, presented in not one but two powerful and yet intimate resonant spaces: our own Rockefeller Chapel, and Lincoln Park’s grand and acoustically vibrant St. Josaphat.Tickets $20 online or at the door, free to all students with university ID.
Bach B Minor Mass
Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S Woodlawn Ave

While Bach’s inspiring B Minor Mass is sometimes performed by 200 singers or in excerpted form, this new Rockefeller performance features the 26-voice Chapel Choir—with professional semichorus The Decani and the Chapel’s choral scholars—offering the entire masterpiece. Acclaimed countertenor Reginald Mobley joins soloists Kaitlin Foley, Lindsey Adams, Matthew Dean, and Andrew Schultze, conducted by James Kallembach, and Chicago’s finest early instrumentalists form the 24-person orchestra, under concertmaster Jeri-Lou Zike.

Bach himself reached across traditions to set the traditional words of the Mass, and we present this work in period style in today’s urban environment: a mass for peace, in the words of its famous Agnus Dei, presented in not one but two powerful and yet intimate resonant spaces: our own Rockefeller Chapel, and Lincoln Park’s grand and acoustically vibrant St. Josaphat.

Tickets $20 online or at the door, free to all students with university ID.
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
Friday, May 8, 7:00 PMLogan Center, Screening RoomAmerican trans artist Zackary Drucker presents She Gone Rogue (2012), an Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired narrative that weaves a history of trans feminine people, practices, and revolutionaries into its tale of identity exploration.  A producer for the Golden Globe-winning series Transparent, as well as an artist working in performance, video, and photography, Drucker brings a funny, critical, disturbing and provocative new voice to American media.Tickets are free.  Reservations are recommended (Limit 2 per person).  General seating only.  Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
She Gone Rogue: An Evening with Zackary Drucker
Friday, May 8, 7:00 PM
Logan Center, Screening Room

American trans artist Zackary Drucker presents She Gone Rogue (2012), an Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired narrative that weaves a history of trans feminine people, practices, and revolutionaries into its tale of identity exploration.  A producer for the Golden Globe-winning series Transparent, as well as an artist working in performance, video, and photography, Drucker brings a funny, critical, disturbing and provocative new voice to American media.

Tickets are free.  Reservations are recommended (Limit 2 per person).  General seating only.  Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
5/8/2015 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 9, 3pmMandel HallHailed as "a company well worth watching" by the New York Times, the Brooklyn Arts Song Society (BASS) presents the talents of Michael Brofman, artistic director and pianist, with rising star singers Nils Neubert, Laura Strickling, and Elisabeth Marshall in a concert of songs celebrating their 2015 CD release. Performing a lush and romantic assortment of song cycles written specifically for the group, the concert will feature work by distringuished and emerging composers Lowell Liebermann, Glen Roven, Michael Djupstrom, Herschel Garfien, James Matheson, and James Kallembach.Tickets: $15 General / $10 Senior & Non-Uof C Student / FREE for Uof C Students with ID$20 Combo tickets available if you purchase a ticket to BASS's Sunday Song Styles concert on Sunday, May 10, 7:30pm in the Logan Center Performance Penthouse. (Discount automatically applied at checkout.)
New Voices
Saturday, May 9, 3pm
Mandel Hall

Hailed as "a company well worth watching" by the New York Times, the Brooklyn Arts Song Society (BASS) presents the talents of Michael Brofman, artistic director and pianist, with rising star singers Nils Neubert, Laura Strickling, and Elisabeth Marshall in a concert of songs celebrating their 2015 CD release. Performing a lush and romantic assortment of song cycles written specifically for the group, the concert will feature work by distringuished and emerging composers Lowell Liebermann, Glen Roven, Michael Djupstrom, Herschel Garfien, James Matheson, and James Kallembach.

Tickets: $15 General / $10 Senior & Non-Uof C Student / FREE for Uof C Students with ID

$20 Combo tickets available if you purchase a ticket to BASS's Sunday Song Styles concert on Sunday, May 10, 7:30pm in the Logan Center Performance Penthouse. (Discount automatically applied at checkout.)

5/9/2015 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 10, 7:30pmLogan Center Performance PenthouseA favorite with New York City audiences, artistic director Michael Brofman and singers Nils Neubert, Laura Strickling, and Elisabeth Marshall perform and discuss favorite songs from the traditional repertoire including Schubert adn Schumann."ambitious...a company well worth watching." - New York TimesTickets: $15 General; FREE for students with ID.This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Art Song Salon presented by Brooklyn Art Song Society
Sunday, May 10, 7:30pm
Logan Center Performance Penthouse

A favorite with New York City audiences, artistic director Michael Brofman and singers Nils Neubert, Laura Strickling, and Elisabeth Marshall perform and discuss favorite songs from the traditional repertoire including Schubert adn Schumann.

"ambitious...a company well worth watching." - New York Times

Tickets: $15 General; FREE for students with ID.

This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
5/10/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, May 15, 7:00 PMLogan Center, Performance HallThis rare screening features an hour-long assemblage of daily rushes and multiple takes from the earliest known surviving feature-length film with a Black cast, led by the preeminent comedian Bert Williams (1874-1922).  Ron Magliozzi, MoMA's Department of Film, will discuss the film's creation, disappearance, and resurrection.Original musical accompaniment by Theaster Gates and the Black Monks of Mississippi, featuring Marvin Tate.  Introduction by Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Department of Cinema and Media Studies.Tickets are free.  Reservations are recommended.  General seating only.
Bert Williams, Rediscovered: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark in Black Film History
Friday, May 15, 7:00 PM
Logan Center, Performance Hall

This rare screening features an hour-long assemblage of daily rushes and multiple takes from the earliest known surviving feature-length film with a Black cast, led by the preeminent comedian Bert Williams (1874-1922).  Ron Magliozzi, MoMA's Department of Film, will discuss the film's creation, disappearance, and resurrection.

Original musical accompaniment by Theaster Gates and the Black Monks of Mississippi, featuring Marvin Tate.  Introduction by Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Department of Cinema and Media Studies.

Tickets are free.  Reservations are recommended.  General seating only.
5/15/2015 7:00 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.”Post-concert performance: Jazz Institute of Chicago at Café LoganAll 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.”

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

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