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Fridays, October 24 - November 21, 8:30pmUniversity Church5655 S University AveFeliz NaviDad I'm Gay—And Other Holiday ConfessionsDirected by Karlee Esmailli and Will StackOff-Off Campus is the second oldest student improvisational theater troupe in the country, their first Generation forming in 1986.  Now in its 28th Generation, Off-Off continues to serve up unique and weekly shows which feature sketch comedy, improvisation, and various Pre- and Afterglow performances from groups around campus.  Alumni include playwrights David Auburn and Greg Kotis, as well as innumerable writers, performers, and upstanding civilians.  See them here first. For comprehensive Off-Off Campus news and information see our website.Appropriate for ages 16 and up.Tickets: $5TICKETS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE BUT CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR UNTIL SHOW TIME.
Off-Off Campus
Fridays, October 24 - November 21, 8:30pm
University Church
5655 S University Ave

Feliz NaviDad I'm Gay—And Other Holiday Confessions

Directed by Karlee Esmailli and Will Stack

Off-Off Campus is the second oldest student improvisational theater troupe in the country, their first Generation forming in 1986.  Now in its 28th Generation, Off-Off continues to serve up unique and weekly shows which feature sketch comedy, improvisation, and various Pre- and Afterglow performances from groups around campus.  Alumni include playwrights David Auburn and Greg Kotis, as well as innumerable writers, performers, and upstanding civilians.  See them here first.
 
For comprehensive Off-Off Campus news and information see our website.

Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

Tickets: $5

TICKETS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE BUT CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR UNTIL SHOW TIME.

10/31/2014 To 11/21/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014Time: 12-5pmTheme: Family and FriendsStoryteller Carmen Deedy12pm & 3:30pm in the Logan Center Performance HallBorn in Havana, Cuba, Carmen Deedy has spent the past twenty years writing and telling children stories. Deedy captures her audiences with her larger than life body language, wit and humorous stories of coming to adulthood in an immigrant family. She is the author of 8 children's books, the recipient of numerous awards and a frequent contributor to NPR.Dia De Los Muertos WorkshopPresented by The National Museum of Mexican Art1-2pm in the Logan Center, Room 801For Ages 5-10 This hour long workshop introduces the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead. The workshop will include a historical slide presentation of the holiday, followed by a hands-on activity of decorating traditional sugar skulls. Maximum Capacity: 30Family Folks and Songs1-2pm in the Logan Center, Room 802For Ages 2-5Join Mama Zahra for a family friendly session of call and response singing instrument playing and creating movement together as a vibrant community. Maximum Capacity: 15Halloween Hijinks2-3pm in the Logan Center, Room 701For Ages 8-12 Dressing up like your favorite character is one of the best parts of Halloween (next to all the free canday, that is!), and in "Halloween Hijinks" TLC @ UChicago will help your child take their characters to the next level! Theatre play and inprov games are used to help kids become their favorite characters inside and out using the actor's tools - body, voice and imagination. Maximum Capacity: 15Chicago International Children's Film Festival: Best Buddies2pm in the Logan Center Performance HallThe Chicago International Children's Film Festival takes place in October & November and is the largest annual festival of films for children ages 2-18 in the world. The program features 250 of the best new cinema for children and young people from 40 countries.The featured short films curated around the theme of friendship will ask...What are Best Buddies all about? Make new friends and keep the old? Easy peasy! Despite his dragging around a saucepan, Anatole could be one of the crowd. A new friend tells him how to use it, especially as he's an artist. In another film, Ollie is hurt when Mops is momentarily more engaged with his electronic device than with him. In the last film, the smallest of the Russian dolls wants to explore and make new acquaintances with the other members of their toy community, if they can only come together on a project. Join these Best Buddies as they meet new friends and share new adventures.Tickets: $5 Per Person or $20 for a family of 4 or moreCheck-In at the UChicago Arts Box Office to receive your Festival Wrist Band which grants entry to all performances and workshops.
November Family Saturday Festival
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 12-5pm
Theme: Family and Friends

Storyteller Carmen Deedy
12pm & 3:30pm in the Logan Center Performance Hall

Born in Havana, Cuba, Carmen Deedy has spent the past twenty years writing and telling children stories. Deedy captures her audiences with her larger than life body language, wit and humorous stories of coming to adulthood in an immigrant family. She is the author of 8 children's books, the recipient of numerous awards and a frequent contributor to NPR.


Dia De Los Muertos Workshop
Presented by The National Museum of Mexican Art
1-2pm in the Logan Center, Room 801
For Ages 5-10

This hour long workshop introduces the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead. The workshop will include a historical slide presentation of the holiday, followed by a hands-on activity of decorating traditional sugar skulls. Maximum Capacity: 30


Family Folks and Songs
1-2pm in the Logan Center, Room 802
For Ages 2-5

Join Mama Zahra for a family friendly session of call and response singing instrument playing and creating movement together as a vibrant community. Maximum Capacity: 15


Halloween Hijinks
2-3pm in the Logan Center, Room 701
For Ages 8-12

Dressing up like your favorite character is one of the best parts of Halloween (next to all the free canday, that is!), and in "Halloween Hijinks" TLC @ UChicago will help your child take their characters to the next level! Theatre play and inprov games are used to help kids become their favorite characters inside and out using the actor's tools - body, voice and imagination. Maximum Capacity: 15



Chicago International Children's Film Festival: Best Buddies

2pm in the Logan Center Performance Hall

The Chicago International Children's Film Festival takes place in October & November and is the largest annual festival of films for children ages 2-18 in the world. The program features 250 of the best new cinema for children and young people from 40 countries.

The featured short films curated around the theme of friendship will ask...What are Best Buddies all about? Make new friends and keep the old? Easy peasy! Despite his dragging around a saucepan, Anatole could be one of the crowd. A new friend tells him how to use it, especially as he's an artist. In another film, Ollie is hurt when Mops is momentarily more engaged with his electronic device than with him. In the last film, the smallest of the Russian dolls wants to explore and make new acquaintances with the other members of their toy community, if they can only come together on a project. Join these Best Buddies as they meet new friends and share new adventures.

Tickets: $5 Per Person or $20 for a family of 4 or more

Check-In at the UChicago Arts Box Office to receive your Festival Wrist Band which grants entry to all performances and workshops.
11/1/2014 12:00 PM
October 30-November 1FXK Theater3rd Floor-Reynolds ClubWhat a Wild Party!adapted from "The Wild Party"book, lyrics and music by Andrew Lippadirected by Itzel BlancasWild Thingadapted from "Where the Wild Things Are"by Maurice Sendakdirected by Sarah KimDrowningby María Irene Fornésdirected by David Goodman-EdbergTalk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen...by Tennessee Williamsdirected by Adam JohnsonWeekend of Workshops offers a stage to directors, devisers and performers hoping to exercise and explore their craft. This Fall, our workshops investigate every facet of the human experience. In "What a Wild Party!" Itzel Blancas presents the flash and fluster of a prohibition-era soiree in search of sex and heartbreak. "Wild Thing," directed and devised by Sarah Kim, is a rambunctious take on a well-worn childhood story. David Goodman-Edberg directs "Drowning," a tender and puzzling tale of lost innocence. And in "Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen..." Adam Johnson shapes a bleary and passionate couple's frayed wits and aimless love. Join us for a wild night!Tickets: $6 in advance, $8 at the door (Thursday, 10/30-FREE)PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales will end 3 hours prior to the start time of each performance. If you wish to purchase tickets within 3 hours of the start time, you may do so at the door beginning one hour prior to the show.
A Weekend of Workshops
October 30-November 1
FXK Theater
3rd Floor-Reynolds Club

What a Wild Party!
adapted from "The Wild Party"
book, lyrics and music by Andrew Lippa
directed by Itzel Blancas

Wild Thing
adapted from "Where the Wild Things Are"
by Maurice Sendak
directed by Sarah Kim

Drowning
by María Irene Fornés
directed by David Goodman-Edberg

Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen...
by Tennessee Williams
directed by Adam Johnson

Weekend of Workshops offers a stage to directors, devisers and performers hoping to exercise and explore their craft. This Fall, our workshops investigate every facet of the human experience. In "What a Wild Party!" Itzel Blancas presents the flash and fluster of a prohibition-era soiree in search of sex and heartbreak. "Wild Thing," directed and devised by Sarah Kim, is a rambunctious take on a well-worn childhood story. David Goodman-Edberg directs "Drowning," a tender and puzzling tale of lost innocence. And in "Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen..." Adam Johnson shapes a bleary and passionate couple's frayed wits and aimless love. Join us for a wild night!

Tickets: $6 in advance, $8 at the door (Thursday, 10/30-FREE)

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales will end 3 hours prior to the start time of each performance. If you wish to purchase tickets within 3 hours of the start time, you may do so at the door beginning one hour prior to the show.
11/1/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 pmLogan Center Performance HallCredited with contributing to a “‘youthquake’ in the city’s new-music scene” the “sonically spectacular” (Chicago Tribune) Third Coast Percussion returns for another powerful performance.This daring program features politically motivated works by three composers whose music makes a powerful statement about today’s world. Cage described his playful Credo in US as “a kind of satire on America.” Rzewski’s Coming Together juxtaposes a text by political dissident Sam Melville with a driving moto perpetuo. Little’s work exemplifies the “politics of bearing witness” – telling the story of a little-known tragedy that took place in a small South American town just 30 years ago.Post-concert talkProgram: Haunt of Last Nightfall- When Music and Politics Connect and CollideJohn Cage: Credo in USFrederic Rzewski: Coming TogetherDavid T. Little: Haunt of Last NightfallAll tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Third Coast Percussion

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Logan Center Performance Hall

Credited with contributing to a “‘youthquake’ in the city’s new-music scene” the “sonically spectacular” (Chicago Tribune) Third Coast Percussion returns for another powerful performance.

This daring program features politically motivated works by three composers whose music makes a powerful statement about today’s world. Cage described his playful Credo in US as “a kind of satire on America.” Rzewski’s Coming Together juxtaposes a text by political dissident Sam Melville with a driving moto perpetuo. Little’s work exemplifies the “politics of bearing witness” – telling the story of a little-known tragedy that took place in a small South American town just 30 years ago.

Post-concert talk

Program: Haunt of Last Nightfall- When Music and Politics Connect and Collide

John Cage:
Credo in US
Frederic Rzewski:
Coming Together
David T. Little:
Haunt of Last Nightfall


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

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.

11/1/2014 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 2, 4pmLogan Center Performance PenthouseThe high drama of Spanish villancicos, Shakespeare, and Benjamin Britten's swordsongs resonates through the vocal acrobatics of the ten voices of The Rookery (Chicago's versatile men's vocal ensemble), with illusions by Chicago's own The Great Frankini.Presented by Rockefeller Chapel, the Department of Music and the Logan Center, as part of Sunday Song Styles.Tickets: $15 General, FREE for Students with IDThis performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
The Rookery with special guest The Great Frankini
Sunday, November 2, 4pm
Logan Center Performance Penthouse

The high drama of Spanish villancicos, Shakespeare, and Benjamin Britten's swordsongs resonates through the vocal acrobatics of the ten voices of The Rookery (Chicago's versatile men's vocal ensemble), with illusions by Chicago's own The Great Frankini.

Presented by Rockefeller Chapel, the Department of Music and the Logan Center, as part of Sunday Song Styles.

Tickets: $15 General, FREE for Students with ID

This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
11/2/2014 4:00 PM
November 5-6, 7:30pmTheater West, Logan CenterThis passionate evening of theater explores the intricate relationship between Lope de Vega, one of the most luminous writers of Spanish literature during the Golden Age, and his last lover, Marta de Nevares. Written by Santiago Miralles and Gerardo Malla, Entre Marta y Lope is a co-production of La Fundación Siglo de Oro and Teatro Español.The play will be performed in Spanish with surtitles.Each performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the cast and director.  The discussion on November 5th will be moderated by Frederick de Armas, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, Spanish Literature, and Comparative Literature; and the discussion on November 6th will be moderated by Isaías Fanlo, Graduate Student in Romance Languages and Literatures.Presented by the Logan Center, Theater and Performance Studies, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.The performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.Tickets: General $15, Students $5
Entre Marta y Lope
November 5-6, 7:30pm
Theater West, Logan Center

This passionate evening of theater explores the intricate relationship between Lope de Vega, one of the most luminous writers of Spanish literature during the Golden Age, and his last lover, Marta de Nevares. Written by Santiago Miralles and Gerardo Malla, Entre Marta y Lope is a co-production of La Fundación Siglo de Oro and Teatro Español.

The play will be performed in Spanish with surtitles.

Each performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the cast and director.  The discussion on November 5th will be moderated by
Frederick de Armas, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, Spanish Literature, and Comparative Literature; and the discussion on November 6th will be moderated by Isaías Fanlo, Graduate Student in Romance Languages and Literatures.

Presented by the Logan Center, Theater and Performance Studies, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

The performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets: General $15, Students $5


11/5/2014 To 11/6/2014
Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm (free show)Friday, November 7, 7:30pmSaturday, November 8, 2:00pm and 7:30pmTheater East in the Logan CenterCloser by Patrick MarberDirected by Scarlett KimIn Closer, London of the 1990s is plastic and blank, waiting for an upload of true human intimacy.  But as four Londoners seek and evade each other, flirting and flying through chatrooms and strip clubs, honesty becomes a performance.  In a dense and tangled network, Alice, Anna, Dan, and Larry capture and negotiate their many loves by any and all emotional means.  And the London streets look more and more like a Möbius strip.  Will this loop return them to the truth?Some mature language and sexual situations.$6 in Advance/$8 at the Door
Closer
Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm (free show)
Friday, November 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 8, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Theater East in the Logan Center

Closer by Patrick Marber
Directed by Scarlett Kim


In Closer, London of the 1990s is plastic and blank, waiting for an upload of true human intimacy.  But as four Londoners seek and evade each other, flirting and flying through chatrooms and strip clubs, honesty becomes a performance.  In a dense and tangled network, Alice, Anna, Dan, and Larry capture and negotiate their many loves by any and all emotional means.  And the London streets look more and more like a Möbius strip.  Will this loop return them to the truth?

Some mature language and sexual situations.

$6 in Advance/$8 at the Door
11/6/2014 To 11/8/2014
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance HallCanada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra Tafelmusik explores the fusion of arts, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries. In this production featuring poetic narration, choreography and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, the Tafelmusik musicians perform the music by memory to a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope.“an event steeped in intellect and imagination” – New York Times6:30 PM talk: TafelmusikProgram:The Galileo Project: Music of the SpheresAll tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Tafelmusik
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra Tafelmusik explores the fusion of arts, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries. In this production featuring poetic narration, choreography and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, the Tafelmusik musicians perform the music by memory to a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope.


“an event steeped in intellect and imagination” – New York Times

6:30 PM talk: Tafelmusik

Program:

The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres


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

Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
11/7/2014 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 8, 12:00-4:00pmMuseum of Contemporary Art220 E Chicago AveSpend a day at the MCA exploring the work of artists who focus on body, self, and persona. First, go behind-the-scenes with a guided tour of Body Doubles, an exhibition that raises complex questions about the relationship between the body and identity.Next, see the Victoria and Albert Museum's David Bowie Is exhibit at its one and only stop in the U.S. This retrospective brings together over 400 objects from the David Bowie archive, including costumes, set designs, album artwork, and more.Featuring a curator's talk with Michelle Puetz. Tickets: $10 for registered UChicago Students Only. Limit, one ticket per person. Valid Student ID required.TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 30TH AT 12PM.
ARTS PASS: Body Doubles + David Bowie Is at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Saturday, November 8, 12:00-4:00pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave

Spend a day at the MCA exploring the work of artists who focus on body, self, and persona. First, go behind-the-scenes with a guided tour of Body Doubles, an exhibition that raises complex questions about the relationship between the body and identity.

Next, see the Victoria and Albert Museum's David Bowie Is exhibit at its one and only stop in the U.S. This retrospective brings together over 400 objects from the David Bowie archive, including costumes, set designs, album artwork, and more.

Featuring a curator's talk with Michelle Puetz.

Tickets: $10 for registered UChicago Students Only. Limit, one ticket per person. Valid Student ID required.

TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 30TH AT 12PM.
11/8/2014 12:00 PM
November 12, 7-9pmLogan Center, Performance HallA dynamic evening of celebrating a diverse range of preformance styles from the African diaspora includes jazz, blues, ragtime, African dance, spoken word, poetry, hip hop and storytelling. Featured performers include: Ayodele Drum & Dance, Reginald Robinson, Billy Branch, Maggie Brown, FM Supreme, ReBirth Poetry Ensemble, and storytellers: Andrea Fain, Patricia 'Serenity' Redd, and Shanta. Join us for this fabulous concert. There will be something for everyone!Tickets: $15 General AdmissionAppropriate for ages 10 and up. The performance will last approximately 2 hours with one intermission.This event is a 2014 NSN Regional Spotlight Event and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Rhythm Talkin'
November 12, 7-9pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

A dynamic evening of celebrating a diverse range of preformance styles from the African diaspora includes jazz, blues, ragtime, African dance, spoken word, poetry, hip hop and storytelling. Featured performers include: Ayodele Drum & Dance, Reginald Robinson, Billy Branch, Maggie Brown, FM Supreme, ReBirth Poetry Ensemble, and storytellers: Andrea Fain, Patricia 'Serenity' Redd, and Shanta. Join us for this fabulous concert. There will be something for everyone!

Tickets: $15 General Admission

Appropriate for ages 10 and up. The performance will last approximately 2 hours with one intermission.

This event is a 2014 NSN Regional Spotlight Event and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
11/12/2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 13, 7:30pm (free show)Friday, November 14, 7:30pmSaturday, November 15, 2:00 and 7:30pmFXK Theater, Reynolds ClubHenry V by William ShakespeareDirected by Jonathan SorceThe Dean's Men play "the King's Men" in Jon Sorce's production of Henry V.  A ragtag chorus of Shakespearean players takes our stage and introduces our story: the defense of a dynasty under newly-crowned King Henry.  Just as the brave new monarch prepares to win an impossible victory against the French, the brave players prepare to perform and impossible spectacle with only a few blocks and some moxy.  Wars will wage, bombast will blast, and your spirits will most certainly rouse.$6 Advance/$8 at the Door
Henry V
Thursday, November 13, 7:30pm (free show)
Friday, November 14, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 15, 2:00 and 7:30pm
FXK Theater, Reynolds Club

Henry V by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Sorce

The Dean's Men play "the King's Men" in Jon Sorce's production of Henry V.  A ragtag chorus of Shakespearean players takes our stage and introduces our story: the defense of a dynasty under newly-crowned King Henry.  Just as the brave new monarch prepares to win an impossible victory against the French, the brave players prepare to perform and impossible spectacle with only a few blocks and some moxy.  Wars will wage, bombast will blast, and your spirits will most certainly rouse.

$6 Advance/$8 at the Door
11/13/2014 To 11/15/2014
Friday, November 14, 6:30-10:30pmChicago Symphony Orchestra220 S Michigan AveIconoclastic composer Pierre Boulez is turning 90. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is celebrating with a phantasmagorical acoustic and theatrical journey through a lifetime of musical adventures, innovations and discoveries. Performed with a specially commissioned stage design, this production will mix live performance with rare archival footage and new interviews with the maverick composer and conductor.Stick around after the concert for a special behind-the-scenes Q&A with Gerard McBurney, Beyond the Score's creative director, and POST and after-concert, 21+ social event featuring a rare performance from pioneering Chicago ambient/experimental electronic DJ collective Atmospheric Audiochair.Tickets: $10 for registered UChicago Students Only. Limit one ticket per person. Valid Student ID Required.
ARTS PASS: Beyond the Score: A Pierre Dream; A Portrait of Pierre Boulez
Friday, November 14, 6:30-10:30pm
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 S Michigan Ave

Iconoclastic composer Pierre Boulez is turning 90. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is celebrating with a phantasmagorical acoustic and theatrical journey through a lifetime of musical adventures, innovations and discoveries. Performed with a specially commissioned stage design, this production will mix live performance with rare archival footage and new interviews with the maverick composer and conductor.

Stick around after the concert for a special behind-the-scenes Q&A with Gerard McBurney, Beyond the Score's creative director, and POST and after-concert, 21+ social event featuring a rare performance from pioneering Chicago ambient/experimental electronic DJ collective Atmospheric Audiochair.

Tickets: $10 for registered UChicago Students Only. Limit one ticket per person. Valid Student ID Required.
11/14/2014 6:30 PM
November 14, 2014, 7:30pm-11:30pmAssembly Hall, International HouseNow in its second year, this evening of food, music, and dancing has already created a reputation for itself as one of the premiere social events for graduate students to mix and mingle across Divisions. If you have any questions , email Gargoyle_Gala@uchicago.edu.Ticket Prices: $10 (general admission) – students much show UC ID to be able to enter the event (day of), each person is allowed to purchase an additional ticket for a guest – guests pay the same rate as students. The week of the event, starting Monday, November 10, tickets go up in price to $20 per person. Also, students and guests are asked to bring a valid government issued ID that shows their age.TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 6, 2014.
Gargoyle Gala
November 14, 2014, 7:30pm-11:30pm
Assembly Hall, International House

Now in its second year, this evening of food, music, and dancing has already created a reputation for itself as one of the premiere social events for graduate students to mix and mingle across Divisions. If you have any questions , email Gargoyle_Gala@uchicago.edu.

Ticket Prices: $10 (general admission) – students much show UC ID to be able to enter the event (day of), each person is allowed to purchase an additional ticket for a guest – guests pay the same rate as students. The week of the event, starting Monday, November 10, tickets go up in price to $20 per person. Also, students and guests are asked to bring a valid government issued ID that shows their age.

TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 6, 2014.
11/14/2014 7:30 PM
Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30 pmLogan Center, Performance HallChicago DebutDiscovered at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 by Quincy Jones, Cuban-born Alfredo Rodriguez is a young pianist of astonishing virtuosity and imagination, whose playing calls up images of legendary jazz pianists like Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk and Art Tatum.Alfredo Rodriguez Trio: Alfredo Rodriguez (piano), Peter Slavov (bass), and Henry Cole (drums)"So striking was the nearly two-hour performance that the audience briefly sat in stunned silence at its end before erupting into a roaring ovation." - Boston HeraldAll tickets also include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Chicago Debut

Discovered at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 by Quincy Jones, Cuban-born Alfredo Rodriguez is a young pianist of astonishing virtuosity and imagination, whose playing calls up images of legendary jazz pianists like Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk and Art Tatum.

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio: Alfredo Rodriguez (piano), Peter Slavov (bass), and Henry Cole (drums)

"So striking was the nearly two-hour performance that the audience briefly sat in stunned silence at its end before erupting into a roaring ovation." - Boston Herald


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


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
11/14/2014 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 20, 7-10pmCollaboraction, Flat Iron Arts Building1579 N Milwuakee Ave, 3rd FloorIt's 1995 and BFF struggling actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are trying to catch their next big break by writing a screen adaptation of Catcher in the Rye, when the scrip for Good Will Hunting literally falls from the ceiling. Written by BFF's and once-struggling actors Mindy Kalig (of The Office) and Brenda Withers and produced by First Floor Theater, a company founded in 2012 by young UChicago alumni. This ARTS PASS Exclusive is your passport to under-the-radar Chicago theater, brought to you by some of its most ambitious new players.Featuring a post-performance talk-back and backstage tour with First Floor cast, crew and UChicago alumni. Light refreshments and transportation provided. Co-presented by Arts Pass, Theater and Performance Studies, and UChicago Careers in Arts, Journalism, and Media.Tickets: $10 for registered UChicago Students only. Limit one ticket per person. Valid Student ID Required.
ARTS PASS: Matt & Ben at First Floor Theater
Thursday, November 20, 7-10pm
Collaboraction, Flat Iron Arts Building
1579 N Milwuakee Ave, 3rd Floor

It's 1995 and BFF struggling actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are trying to catch their next big break by writing a screen adaptation of Catcher in the Rye, when the scrip for Good Will Hunting literally falls from the ceiling. Written by BFF's and once-struggling actors Mindy Kalig (of The Office) and Brenda Withers and produced by First Floor Theater, a company founded in 2012 by young UChicago alumni. This ARTS PASS Exclusive is your passport to under-the-radar Chicago theater, brought to you by some of its most ambitious new players.

Featuring a post-performance talk-back and backstage tour with First Floor cast, crew and UChicago alumni. Light refreshments and transportation provided. Co-presented by Arts Pass, Theater and Performance Studies, and UChicago Careers in Arts, Journalism, and Media.

Tickets: $10 for registered UChicago Students only. Limit one ticket per person. Valid Student ID Required.
11/20/2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 20, 7:30pm (free show)Friday, November 21, 7:30pmSaturday, November 22, 2pm and 7:30pmLogan Center, Theater Westby Samuel Beckettdirected by Julia SanthaCruelty is mundane and everyone is claustrophobic in Samuel Beckett's Endgame, directed by Julia Santha. A bare interior confines four humans, protecting them from a quiet apocalypse outside. Language lacerates and longs in quick succession, as a game of minimums unfolds between the characters, each of them desperate for ways to pass their time. Depression gives way to comedy gives way to more lust for life than you came with.Tickets: $6 in Advance/$8 at the Door
Endgame
Thursday, November 20, 7:30pm (free show)
Friday, November 21, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 22, 2pm and 7:30pm
Logan Center, Theater West

by Samuel Beckett
directed by Julia Santha


Cruelty is mundane and everyone is claustrophobic in Samuel Beckett's Endgame, directed by Julia Santha. A bare interior confines four humans, protecting them from a quiet apocalypse outside. Language lacerates and longs in quick succession, as a game of minimums unfolds between the characters, each of them desperate for ways to pass their time. Depression gives way to comedy gives way to more lust for life than you came with.

Tickets: $6 in Advance/$8 at the Door
11/20/2014 To 11/22/2014
Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23, 2014Reynolds Club, FXK Theater两个率真善良的劫匪、三个麻木淡漠的银行职员、众多唯利是图的皇家FBI、无数谨小慎微的民众——偶遇、相遇、艳遇、遭遇在一个黑色的星期五晚上。于是,他们的焦虑和迷失、他们的冲动和欲望、他们的压抑和暴戾、他们的叛逆和温情——罗列、交织、纠结在这个黑色的星期五晚上......All performances will be in Mandarin Chinese, without translation.  The play will be approximately two hours long with no intermission. Parental guidance suggested.Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
Hi Robbery
Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23, 2014
Reynolds Club, FXK Theater

两个率真善良的劫匪、三个麻木淡漠的银行职员、众多唯利是图的皇家FBI、无数谨小慎微的民众——偶遇、相遇、艳遇、遭遇在一个黑色的星期五晚上。于是,他们的焦虑和迷失、他们的冲动和欲望、他们的压抑和暴戾、他们的叛逆和温情——罗列、交织、纠结在这个黑色的星期五晚上......

All performances will be in Mandarin Chinese, without translation.  The play will be approximately two hours long with no intermission. Parental guidance suggested.

Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
11/21/2014 To 11/23/2014
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 pmMandel Hall, 1131 E 57th StChicago DebutWinner at the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition, Denis Kozhukhin emerged as a powerful, sensitive and stunning soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He now makes his Chicago debut.  “…it may well be that Denis Kozhukhin can be considered as the leader of the pack of Russian pianists currently under forty.” – Classical Source6:30 PM lecture: Steven RingsProgram:Haydn: Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:24Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7, Op. 83Haydn: Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8, Op. 84All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
Denis Kozhukhin
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St

Chicago Debut

Winner at the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition, Denis Kozhukhin emerged as a powerful, sensitive and stunning soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He now makes his Chicago debut.  “…it may well be that Denis Kozhukhin can be considered as the leader of the pack of Russian pianists currently under forty.” – Classical Source

6:30 PM lecture: Steven Rings

Program:

Haydn: Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:24

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7, Op. 83
Haydn: Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8, Op. 84

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


Click here to visit the University of Chicago Presents website.
11/21/2014 7:30 PM
Friday Novembr 21, 7:30pmRockefeller Memorial Chapel5850 S Woodlawn AveSeventeenth century Heinrich Schütz's charming Christmas drama Weihnachtschistorie and his Deutsches Magnificat are paired with excerpts from contemporary composer Kile Smith's spectacular Vespers, written for Renaissance band Piffaro. With Matthew Dean, evangelist, and soloists Kaitlin Foley, soprano, and Andrew Schultze, bass, and a period instrument group including sackbuts, natural trumpets, and theorbo.Tickets: $20 General Admission/Free to any students with university ID at the door.
Schütz Christmas Story
Friday Novembr 21, 7:30pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S Woodlawn Ave

Seventeenth century Heinrich Schütz's charming Christmas drama Weihnachtschistorie and his Deutsches Magnificat are paired with excerpts from contemporary composer Kile Smith's spectacular Vespers, written for Renaissance band Piffaro. With Matthew Dean, evangelist, and soloists Kaitlin Foley, soprano, and Andrew Schultze, bass, and a period instrument group including sackbuts, natural trumpets, and theorbo.

Tickets: $20 General Admission/Free to any students with university ID at the door.
11/21/2014 7:30 PM
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 at the door).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 at the door).

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
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, 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
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 Per Person or $20 for a family of 4 or moreCheck-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 Per Person or $20 for a family of 4 or more

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 QuartetCliff Colnot, 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
Cliff Colnot, 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
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

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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




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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.

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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.

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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 

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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.

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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 Per Person or $20 for a family of 4 or moreCheck-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 Per Person or $20 for a family of 4 or more

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.


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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 Brinkman: 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 Brinkman: Sublimation
Yuan-Chen Li: Wandering Viewpoint 


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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 Per Person or $20 for a family of 4 or moreCheck-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 Per Person or $20 for a family of 4 or more

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