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She Kills Monsters
Thursday, June 1, 7:30pm (FREE)
Friday, June 2, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 3, 2pm & 7:30pm
Theater West, Logan Center for the Arts


Mourning the loss of her family, Agnes is packing up her childhood home, the only one she's ever known–when she discovers her late sister's Dungeons and Dragons module. The tables are turned. The dice come out. Her teenage sister's private world is summoned in gameplay: together, they will befriend demons, decimate gelatinous cubes, and venture into forgotten, smoke-filled dragon lairs as Agnes fights to bring home her sister's soul.

Tickets: $6 in advance, $8 at the door

This performance will run approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.

**In the event of a SOLD OUT performance, all complimentary tickets must be claimed at least 15 minutes prior to curtain and no late seating will be permitted.
6/1/2017 To 6/3/2017
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Thu, Jun 1
7:30 PM
Theater West, Logan Center
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Voices in Your Head Presents: ARISE
Friday, June 2, 8pm
Performance Hall
Logan Center for the Arts


Come join us for a great night of a cappella as we perform our award-winning ICCA set that took 2nd place at ICCA Finals. Featuring guest group, ICHSA Runners-Up, Enharmonic Fusion, this concert is one you won't want to miss!

Tickets: $5 with UCID / $10 without UCID

This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with one intermission.
6/2/2017 8:00 PM
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Fri, Jun 2
8:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Logan Center Family Saturdays

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Logan Center


Check-In at the Welcome Table located at the North Entrance to secure entry to the workshops and events. Workshop capacities are limited and entry is first-come, first-served. Early arrival is recommended.

 

6/3/2017 2:00 PM
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Sat, Jun 3
2:00 PM
Logan Center for the Arts
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BrooksDay@Nite
Wednesday, June 7, 6-9pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


There are many ways Gwendolyn Brooks is being honored this centennial year, but BrooksDay@Nite is the central celebration! This annual event takes place on her actual birthday. This year is even more special: a nighttime event featuring one hundred one-minute presentations from staged readings to visual art, dance to digital crafts and music to memory, with munchies and so much more. Presenters include Haki Madhubuti, Patricia Smith, Nora Brooks Blakely, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Peter Kahn, Sketch N' Tyme, Aurora Performance Group, and many more. For more information, visit BrooksDay.org.

Tickets for this event are FREE but reservations are recommended.
6/7/2017 6:00 PM
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Wed, Jun 7
6:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Benefit Concert for Diane "L'il Sax" Ellis
Wednesday, June 14, 7:00pm
Logan Center for the Arts
Performance Hall

Diane "L'il Sax" Ellis
is an award-winning jazz educator, music teacher and performer. Her musicianship earned her seats in touring bands led by jazz luminaries Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff, and Charles Earland, among others. From 1987-2016, Diane led her own band, Diane Ellis & the Jazzy Ladies, and in 2011, she released the CD, Ms. Magic. During her 23-year teaching tenure, Arthur Dixon Elementary School became the first elementary jazz band to perform at the Chicago Public School (CPS) Annual Band Festival. Diane taught general music classes and directed after-school music programs for more than 650 students providing authentic experiences in music performance and knowledge about music careers. Her students participated in jam sessions sponsored by the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC) at the Chicago Cultural Center. She guided rising stars, such as Dixon alumnus, Marquis Hill, first-place winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition. Last year, during a performance, Diane suffered a devastating hemorrhagic stroke that has left her paralyzed on her left side and no longer able to care for herself. All proceeds from this concert will be used to provide care and needed support for her.

CLICK HERE to purchase a Premium $250 ticket (royal blue) which includes a private reception with food and beverage in the Performance Penthouse.
 
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This performance will run approximately 2 hours with no intermission and is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

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TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED OVER THE PHONE TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 12-6PM BY CALLING 773.702.ARTS OR BY VISITING OUR BOX OFFICE IN PERSON AT 915 E 60TH ST.
6/14/2017 7:00 PM
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Wed, Jun 14
7:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tour
Wednesday, June 21, 5:30-6:30pm
University of Chicago Campus
Tours begin at Black Sphere, across the street from Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave

Public art on campus is a fascinating, spontaneous experience, with some sculptures boldly claiming open spaces and others tucked unexpectedly between buildings. This one-hour tour covers a small sample of the stunning works that have helped shape UChicago's intellectual and cultural life for decades.

Tours begin at Black Sphere, across the street from Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave, and end at the Smart Museum of Art. For more information about public art on campus, visit publicart.uchicago.edu.

Tickets: Free and open to the public! Reservations recommended but not required!

Presented by UChicago Arts and the Office of Civic Engagement.
6/21/2017 5:30 PM
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Wed, Jun 21
5:30 PM
Black Sphere Sculpture
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2017 Chamber Music Intensive: The Romantics
July 13-16, 2017
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637


A four-day summer workshop for experienced amateur and student musicians.

Full Participant Tuition: $500 tuition includes all coaching, seminars, master class, and evening sessions.

Tuition due July 1, 2017.

7/1/2017 6:00 PM
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Sat, Jul 1
6:00 PM
Logan Center for the Arts
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Barokksolistene
Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm
International House Assembly Room

In the late 17th century, when theaters were shuttered due to religious reasons, many English alehouses were turned into so-called
Musick-Houses. There, musicians gathered to play for enthusiastic (and tipsy) audiences; even Henry Purcell was known to premiere some of his music in this informal, intimate setting. The Norwegian ensemble Barokksolistene pays homage to the tavern tradition with this lively program.

Program:

An Alehouse Session
 

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.

10/6/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Oct 6
7:30 PM
International House
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Anat Cohen Tentet
Saturday, October 7, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Clarinetist Anat Cohen and her Tentet – plus a surprise guest – celebrate the Logan Center's fifth anniversary as they open the Jazz at the Logan series.

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
10/7/2017 7:30 PM
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Sat, Oct 7
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Arditti Quartet
Friday, October 20, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall

Bartók String Quartet No. 3
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 "Métamorphoses nocturnes"
Ligeti String
Quartet No. 2
Bartók String 
Quartet No. 4

The legendary and formidable Arditti Quartet brings its international reputation as a pre-eminent interpreter of 20th century and contemporary music to open the Classic Concert Series and launch the Gyorgy Ligeti Series being offered this season.

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
10/20/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Oct 20
7:30 PM
Mandel Hall
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THE YOUNG AND BRILLIANT with Talea Ensemble
Friday, October 27, 7:30pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


Contempo presents new works by fresh, exciting talent – young international composers whose works already have a worldwide presence.

Program:

Vito Zuraj: Framed
Justyna Kowalska-Lason: A Light exists in Spring
Nicolai Worsaae: WaWV
Christian Mason: Noctilucence
Ondřej Adámek: Ça tourne ça bloque

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
10/27/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Oct 27
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Leila Josefowicz, violin, with John Novacek, piano
Friday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall


The dazzling, fearless, and inspired Leila Josefowicz partners with superb pianist John Novacek.

Program:

Sibelius Valse Triste, Op 44, arr. Friedrich Hermann  

Prokofiev Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 

Mahler Adagietto (from Symphony No. 5), arr. Robert Wittinger 

Kaija Saariaho Calices  

Bernd Alois Zimmermann Sonata

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.

11/3/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Nov 3
7:30 PM
Mandel Hall
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Imani Winds with Ensemble Dal Niente and guests
Friday, November 10, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

The dynamic and adventurous Imani Winds – along with Ensemble Dal Niente and guests – showcases György Ligeti’s chamber music, including two of his important works – his Ten Pieces for wind quintet and the Horn Trio, written as an homage to Johannes Brahms.

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
11/10/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Nov 10
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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amarcord
Friday, November 17, 7:30 pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel


Founded in 1992 by former members of the St. Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig,
 amarcord has since become one of the world’s premier vocal ensembles. To mark the 500thanniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, they offer a program of five Gregorian chants – in the original Latin and in Martin Luther's translation – alongside Reformation and Counter-Reformation era motets by J. S. Bach.

Program:

Lutherand Music
/ Verleih uns Frieden – Da
Pacem

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
11/17/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Nov 17
7:30 PM
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
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Brad Mehldau Trio
Friday, December 1, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


The American pianist, composer, and arranger and his trio perform numbers from their 2016 album Blues and Ballads and more.

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
12/1/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Dec 1
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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René Marie & Experiment in Truth
Friday, January 19, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


René Marie reunites with the Experiment in Truth trio to share highlights from 2016's Sound of Red, her first album of self-penned originals.

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
1/19/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, Jan 19
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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The Boston Camerata
Sunday, January 21, 2:00 pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

The Play of Daniel
is a powerful medieval mystery play composed eight centuries ago in Beauvais, France. Under Anne Azéma's direction (music and staging), this ambitious production combines old and new, bringing together music and movement, theater and liturgy, light and shadow, to retell the biblical story of the young prophet for today's audiences.

Program:

The Play of Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
1/21/2018 2:00 PM
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Sun, Jan 21
2:00 PM
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
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Alexander Melnikov, piano
Sunday, January 28, 2:00 pm
Mandel Hall


Inspired by Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Shostakovich wrote this work as a set of twenty-four pieces – one in each major and minor key of the chromatic scale. Rarely heard in recital, the opus is performed by Alexander Melnikov, who has made full performances of the set a signature and whose recording was named one of the fifty best recordings of all time by BBC Music Magazine.

Program:

Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues
, Op. 87

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
1/28/2018 2:00 PM
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Sun, Jan 28
2:00 PM
Mandel Hall
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Eighth Blackbird and Amadinda
Friday, February 2, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Hungarian percussion group Amadinda, for whom Ligeti composed, and Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird join forces for a program of influences – music by his son, by his young country mate (Máté Bella), and by an American composer also influenced by African drumming polyrhythms. The program concludes with Eighth Blackbird’s fascinating arrangements of several Ligeti piano etudes.

Program:

Lukas Ligeti: New work
Máté Bella: New work
Steve Reich: Sextet
G. Ligeti: Etudes, arr. Eighth Blackbird

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
2/2/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, Feb 2
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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CONTEMPO-JAZZ DOUBLE BILL
Friday, February 9, 7:30pm
Logan Center Performance Hall

with Imani Winds, 
Ensemble Dal Niente, Geri Allen, p
iano, and guests

The Contempo-Jazz Double Bill returns, featuring incomparable women composers across generations and genres.

Program:

Marta Ptaszyńska: Sextet, Poetic Impressions
Reena Esmail: The Light is the Same
Augusta Read Thomas: Bassoon Concertino
Jazz set with Geri Allen

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
2/9/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, Feb 9
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Third Coast Percussion with Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
Friday, February 16, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Third Coast Percussion presents three Ligeti works, including the virtuosic Continuum, the whimsical song cycle Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel, and Poème Symphonique, a “spectacle” for 100 mechanical metronomes, produced here with UChicago students. Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone’s new piece for voice and percussion draws on Ligeti’s Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel using the same instrumentation.

Program:

G. Ligeti: Continuum
Christopher Cerrone: The Goldbeater's Skin (Chicago premiere)
G. Ligeti: Poème Symphonique (for 100 metronomes)
G. Ligeti: Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel (With Pipes, Drums, Fiddles)

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
2/16/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, Feb 16
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Christoph Prégardien, tenor, with Julius Drake, piano
Sunday, February 18, 2:00 pm
Mandel Hall

Lyric tenor and lieder specialist Christoph Prégardien makes a rare stateside visit with the pianist Julius Drake; together, they present an afternoon of poems set to music by Franz Schubert.

P
rogram:

Poetische Tagebuch 
- Schubert songs

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.

2/18/2018 2:00 PM
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Sun, Feb 18
2:00 PM
Mandel Hall
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Quatuor Ebène
Friday, March 2, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall

Versatility is a trademark of the much-lauded French quartet; here they breathe new life into a program of classics.

Program:

Haydn: Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 “Fifths”
Fauré: Quartetin E minor, Op. 121
Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”

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3/2/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, Mar 2
7:30 PM
Mandel Hall
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


The Ligeti series concludes with the highly lauded Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who had a long association with Ligeti. He pairs the composer’s études with a Beethoven sonata widely considered to be one of the most demanding works in the piano repertoire.

Program:

G. Ligeti: Etudes
Beethoven: Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”

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3/6/2018 7:30 PM
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Tue, Mar 6
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Ulysses Owens Jr's Songs of Freedom
Friday, April 6, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


feat. Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, Joanna Majoko

Julie and Parker Hall Annual Jazz Concert. Songs of Freedom, developed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, explores the 1960s through the work of three prolific, indelible artists: Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone.

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
4/6/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, Apr 6
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Philharmonia Baroque
Sunday, April 8, 2:00 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


Conductor Nicholas McGegan, , soprano Sherezade Panthaki, singers, and members of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra lead a multimedia tour highlighting the music of Jewish composer Salamone Rossi and his contemporaries, including Claudio Monteverdi. A reception with the artists follows the performance.

Program:

Sessions: Italian Baroque Music from the Jewish Ghetto

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
4/8/2018 2:00 PM
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Sun, Apr 8
2:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Montrose Trio
Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall


In 2014, former violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith of the famed Tokyo Quartet joined with their long-time collaborator, pianist Jon Kimura Parker (“a musician with a rich soul and great artistic depth” – Musical Toronto), to form the vibrant and luminous Montrose Trio.

Program:

Turina: Trio in B minor, Op. 76
Beethoven: Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
Mendelssohn: Trio in C minor, Op. 66

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
4/20/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, Apr 20
7:30 PM
Mandel Hall
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ECHOES OF THE EARTH with ICE
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Major composers’ inspirations by and reflections on nature form the theme for this Contempo program.

Program:

George Crumb:
 11 Echoes of Autumn
Harrison Birtwistle: 
Some Petals from my Twickenham Herbarium
Mario Davidovsky: 
Synchronisms No. 3
Toru Takemitsu: 
Rain Spell
Pauline Oliveros: 
Earth Ears
Krzysztof Penderecki: 
Sextet

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
4/22/2018 2:00 PM
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Sun, Apr 22
2:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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CONTEMPO: TOMORROW'S MUSIC TODAY I
Friday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Tomorrow's Music Today concerts feature music by some of today's finest young composers – University of Chicago doctoral candidates in composition – performed by Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente.

Free admission / No reservations required


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


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4/27/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, Apr 27
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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CONTEMPO: TOMORROW'S MUSIC TODAY II
Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


Tomorrow's Music Today concerts feature music by some of today's finest young composers – University of Chicago doctoral candidates in composition – performed by Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente.

Free admission / No reservations required


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


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5/4/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, May 4
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Imani Winds with Cory Smythe, piano, and gospel choir
Friday, May 11, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


Imani Winds closes its UChicago residency with a concert celebrating the continuing civil rights movement. Frederic Rzewski's work is dedicated to John Hope Franklin, a distinguished scholar of African-American history who taught at UChicago; Vijay Iyer's piece was partially influenced by the death of Trayvon Martin; and Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill's new work reflects both his time in Chicago and acivil rights theme.

Program: A Change is Gon' Come

Frederic Rzewski: Sometimes
Vijay Iyer: Bruits
Henry Threadgill: new work - world premiere
Traditional arr. Jeff Scott: American spirituals
Sam Cooke arr. Imani Winds: A Change is Gonna Come

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
5/11/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, May 11
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band
Thursday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall


Drummer Brian Blade brings his Fellowship Band to close the season.

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Individual tickets go on sale August 21, 2017.
5/17/2018 7:30 PM
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Thu, May 17
7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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