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From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tour
Every other Thursday, September 14 through November 9, 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. As part of the City of Chicago's Year of Public Art, 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 conclude with complimentary refreshments in the Smart Museum lobby. 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, in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art.
9/28/2017 To 11/9/2017
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Thu, Sep 28
5:30 PM
University of Chicago Campus
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Surround Sound of Fashion
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Logan Center, Performance Hall
Vendor Marketplace: 5pm - 8pm (Pop-up Shops, Socialize and Entertainment) 
VIP Reception: 6pm - 8pm (VIP Ticket Holders Only)
Showtime: 8pm 

Power 92.3 and DTLR presents Surround Sound of Fashion 2017 (Fashion Show and Concert) 
 
Get ready to experience a fashion and music event like no other featuring some of the hottest local and national designers in the industry! Also prepare yourself for a musical journey with some of the hottest djs, musicians and a national recording act taking the runway by storm.
 
Past performances by: Akon, J-Cole, Trey Songz, Omarion, Keri Hilson, Black Eyed Peas, Tyrese and more.
 
Tickets: $75 (Rows A-B), $50 (Rows C-F) and $35 (Rows G-T)
 
More information: www.surroundsoundoffashion.com 
10/1/2017 8:00 PM
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Sun, Oct 1
8:00 PM
Performance Hall, 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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10/6/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Oct 6
7:30 PM
International House
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Logan Center Five Year Bash
Saturday, October 7, 11:30am-11:30pm
Logan Center for the Arts
Various Locations

Join us to kick-off a yearlong celebration of the five year anniversary of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

The Logan Center Five Year Bash will include 12 hours of art-making activities, exhibitions, performances, a BBQ and more, celebrating the work of our community partners, artists, neighbors, students, faculty, scholars, and staff.

Admission: Most programs are free and open to the public. Visit
loganfiveyear.uchicago.edu for more information.
10/7/2017 11:30 AM
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Sat, Oct 7
11:30 AM
Logan Center for the Arts
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The UChicago Architecture Biennial Shuttle
Saturday, October 7, 1:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 1:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 1:00pm

Shuttle will pick up and drop off at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at 915 E 60th St.

The UChicago Architecture Biennial Shuttle will run on an hourly loop to various sites of architectural activity and speculation on and around the University's Hyde Park campus, including the new Campus Residence Hall designed by Studio Gang; the Arts Block, envisioned by Theaster Gates; the site for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park; and the campus' landmark Mid-century buildings by Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe. Other tour highlights include the Logan Center for the Arts designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and the Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank. Visitors can use the shuttle as a hop-on, hop-off means to stop at various destinations including two of the Chicago Architecture Biennial's Community Anchor sites, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Palais de Tokyo, the Hyde Park Arts Center, and transportation stops.

Reservations: FREE but reservations are recommended. A physical ticket is not required, your name will be on the reservation list when you board the shuttle.
10/7/2017 To 12/2/2017
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Sat, Oct 7
1:00 PM
Logan Center for the Arts
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Anat Cohen Tentet
Saturday, October 7, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall

Clarinetist Anat Cohen and her Tentet - plus special Chicago guest Robbie Fulks - open the Jazz at the Logan series and help to celebrate the Logan Center's fifth anniversary.

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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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Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio, and Wee Willie Walker and Terri Odabi with the Anthony Paule Orchestra
Friday, October 13, 8pm
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts

Pre-show talk at 7pm

This double-bill features Bishop’s down-home delivery, deep blues picking and slide guitar playfully meshing with Bob Welsh’s piano and guitar licks and Willy Jordan’s soul singing and propulsive cajun playing. Wee Willie Walker, the winner of two 2016 Living Blues Music Awards and Critic’s Poll Comeback Artist of the Year, will be joined by Terrie Odabi, one of the most dynamic blues and soul women to have emerged from the Bay Area. Backing Walker and Odabi is the Anthony Paule Orchestra, a full eight-piece band that promises to provide a sparkling musical background for two of the world’s greatest soul voices.

The Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with
concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops & educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: $25 for Adults, $5 for 21 and under
10/13/2017 8:00 PM
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Fri, Oct 13
8:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Bluesfest Workshop: Blues 101
Saturday, October 14, 2-3pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Room 028

for ages 6-10 (1st-5th grade)

The student will hear examples of blues music from its early folk roots (field-hollers, work songs,etc.) to its contemporary urban sounds. Students will be introduced to W. C. Handy, Huddie "Lead belly" Ledbetter and other popular blues players and styles of playing the blues. Basic definitions of blues music and oral history that covers musical instruments and regions of the country where blues music emerged. This workshop includes an interactive singing workshop and a Q and A period.

Fruteland Jackson
grew up on Chicago’s West side, and is a three time Blues Music Award Nominee and a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award. Fruteland performs Americana; acoustic blues, folk traditional and singer-songwriter styles around the world. He created the award winning All About the Blues Series- Blues in the School Programs. He is an author, storyteller and oral historian.

The Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops and educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: Complimentary but reservations are recommended as space is limited. 
10/14/2017 2:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 14
2:00 PM
Room 028, Logan Center
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Bluesfest Workshop: The harmonica according to Joe Filisko
Saturday, October 14, 2-3pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Room 603

In this lecture demonstration, learn about the styles of traditional players from Sonny Terry to Sonny Boy Williamson with world renowned player and historian Joe Filisko.


Joe Filisko is a master of all the classic blues harmonica styles. As Dennis Gruenling of Blues Review says, “Joe Filisko could be the best prewar blues harmonica stylist in the world today.” Filisko is not only an accomplished performer, but a skilled harmonica craftsman as well. His highly prized workand expertise has earned him the rare honor of having his name on one of Hohner’s instruments— the just-released specialty harmonica, the Thunderbird. He was awarded the “Harmonica Player of the Year in 2001 by the SPAH organization.

The Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops and educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.


Tickets: Complimentary but reservations are recommended as space is limited.
10/14/2017 2:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 14
2:00 PM
Room 603, Logan Center
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Bluesfest Workshop: Fernando Jones' Blues Camp Day
Saturday, October 14, 2-3:15pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse
This workshop is meant for ages 11-16

Join internationally known and locally grown Chicago Bluesman, author, educator, and founder of Blues Kids of America Fernando Jones in an afternoon of intimate, hands-on music instruction for student musicians ages 11 to 16 in a workshop setting.

The workshop is from 2-3:15pm. There will be a culminating activity showcasing the Blues Kids in attendance from 3:30-4pm. All-ages are welcome to watch the performance.

Fernando Jones, Blues Ensemble director at Columbia College Chicago, is a self-taught musician who started playing the guitar at 4 years old right down the street from the University of Chicago at 55 East 60th Street in the '60s. Currently, he is also a band leader who successfully writes, produces and performs all of his own compositions all over the map inspiring thousands through his international
Blues Camps for student musicians (and parents), lectures and concert performances. Jones even composed a published piece for Homer Bryant's Hiplet ballet project. This past Summer, Jones, the father of Blues Kids of America, facilitated his signature Blues Camps from Chicago to Tokyo to London; today our native son is home with us at our inaugural event in collaboration with Blues Kids Foundation.

The Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with
concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops and educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: Complimentary but reservations are recommended as space is limited.
10/14/2017 2:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 14
2:00 PM
Performance Penthouse, Logan Center
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Bluesfest Workshop: 1920's and 30's Blues Guitar Styles with Eric Noden
Saturday, October 14, 3-4pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Room 028
This workshop is meant for 18+

Deeply rooted in the music of 20’s & 30’s blues pioneers, Eric Noden’s percussive guitar work, timeless songwriting and well-traveled blues vocals have earned the respect of audiences, critics, and musicians worldwide. The Illinois Entertainer described Eric “As a spiritual heir to Chicago blues guitarists of the ’20s and ’30s like Tampa Red and Big Bill Broonzy. This multi-talented acoustic artist fills an important niche in the city’s mostly plugged-in blues scene.” Varying his approach from song to song, Noden draws from a deep well of American music that fuels his high energy performances. His style, favored by early bluesmen like Charley Patton, Reverend Gary Davis, and Blind Blake, is one that only a few contemporary bluesmen have mastered.

In this lecture demonstration, “1920's and 30's Chicago Blues Guitar styles,” Eric will demonstrate and discuss the guitar styles of Big Bill Broonzy, Papa Charlie Jackson and Kokomo Arnold. Learn how these blues guitarists brought their southern musical traditions to the city of Chicago. This workshop is meant for 18+.

The Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops and educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: Complimentary but reservations are recommended as space is limited.
10/14/2017 3:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 14
3:00 PM
Room 028, Logan Center
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Bluesfest Workshop: Warming Up for Lyric and Emotion with Terrie Odabi
Saturday, October 14, 3-4pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Room 603


In this workshop with Terrie Odabi, she will be focusing on warming up one’s voice before singing, emotion and lyrics.


When Oakland native Terrie Odabi begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories. Whether it’s opening for Average White Band or Lenny Williams, or performing at the Concord Pavilion or the Fillmore Jazz Festival,Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched by her generous spirit and wit.“Terrie’s got soul and charm. Her voice soars and draws you in and makes you feel good. She is full of surprises!” enthuses trombonist Steve Turre, member of the Saturday Night Live Band and professor at the Julliard School of Music.

The Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops and educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: Complimentary but reservations are recommended as space is limited.
10/14/2017 3:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 14
3:00 PM
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Blues BBQ with Mike Ledbetter Trio
Saturday, October 14, 5-6:30pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Courtyard

Rain Location: Performance Penthouse

Mike Ledbetter has earned a reputation for being one of today’s best blues vocalists. As a trained opera singer and one who has sung in every conceivable genre, Ledbetter channels his range, intonation and phrasing into what he feels is the most emotional music, the blues. This trio features Ledbetter on guitar and vocals, Dan Carelli of the Sons of Blues on guitar and Steve Dougherty on drums.

The
Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with
concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops & educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: $10 guarantees you a seat, and $20 will get you a wrist-band for a BBQ dinner. Cash bar will be available.
10/14/2017 5:30 PM
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Sat, Oct 14
5:30 PM
Logan Center Courtyard
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Bringing the Blues Back to the South Side: Hosted by Billy Branch
Saturday, October 14, 8pm
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
Pre-show talk at 6:30pm

Featuring: Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, Corky Siegel, Lil’ Ed, and Melody Angel

Billy Branch, a three time Grammy nominee, has organized a night to be remembered as part of the inaugural Logan Center Bluesfest. Coming off the Chicago Blues Festival celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Sons of Blues, Branch is bringing the blues back to the South Side by hosting a concert with some of his friends from across Chicago including Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, Corky Siegel, Lil’ Ed and Melody Angel. Backed by the Sons of Blues, these steller musicians will present unforgettable collaborations in a line-up that is promised to connect with the oldest blues fans, and to inspire new ones.

 

A pre-concert conversation between Billy Branch and his friends will take place from 6:30-7:30pm in the Performance Hall and is free with a ticket to the concert.

The
Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with
concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops & educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: $25 for Adults, $5 for 21 and under

10/14/2017 8:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 14
8:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Blues Brunch with Mark Naftalin
Sunday, October 15, 11:30am-1:30pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse

Mark Naftalin, AB ’64, is a UChicago alum and an award-winning American blues pianist. He appears on the first five albums by Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the mid 1960's as a band member, alongside Elvin Bishop, and as such, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. He later worked on stage with the late fellow Butterfield Band member Mike Bloomfield and was a festival and radio producer for several decades.

The
Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with
concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops & educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: $20 including concert and brunch.
10/15/2017 11:30 AM
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Sun, Oct 15
11:30 AM
Performance Penthouse, Logan Center
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Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story – Midwest Premiere
Sunday, October 15, 4-6:30pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall

A tough white kid from Chicago’s south side, Paul Butterfield learned the blues from the original masters in his own back yard. His interracial band and dynamic harmonica playing added a hard edge to the music and played a key role in introducing the blues to the much larger rock audience of the mid-‘60s.Until his death in 1987 at the age of 44, Paul expanded the definition of what the blues could be, while remaining a strong advocate of racial equality. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

 

Trailer: https://www.hornfromtheheart.com/#trailer-section

The Midwest Premiere of “Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story” from filmmaker John Anderson, will include a pre-show performance of Paul Butterfield songs by local Blues legends Corky Siegel and Sam Lay, and a post-screening discussion with John Anderson (filmmaker), Sandy Warren (film producer), Corky Siegel, Sam Lay (original band member), Mark Naftalin (original band member and UChicago alum).

This screening is co-presented by CIMMfest, The ChicagoInternational Movies and Music Festival.

The
Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with
concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops & educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: FREE but reservations are recommended
10/15/2017 4:00 PM
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Sun, Oct 15
4:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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ARTSPASS EXCLUSIVE: UChicago Night at the Art Institute of Chicago
Thursday, October 19, 5-8pm
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave


Enjoy an evening at the Art Institute of Chicago, admission and hassle-free. In this quarterly outing, complimentary shuttles from the Reynolds Club deliver anyone with a UCID straight to the museum. Exhibitions on view include Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute; Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil; and Leigh Ledare: The Plot–Ruttenberg Contemporary Photography Series, a new film installation based on a three-day conference the artist organized using an experiential social-psychology method for group self-analysis.

Free for UCID holders and their guests, including transportation. RSVP Recommended. Buses leave from the Reynolds Club at 4:30pm & 5pm.
10/19/2017 5:00 PM
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Thu, Oct 19
5:00 PM
Art Institute of Chicago
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Arditti Quartet
Friday, October 20, 7:30 PM
Mandel Hall
6:30 PM lecture with Anthony Cheung

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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10/20/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Oct 20
7:30 PM
Mandel Hall
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A Special Open Session and Discussion with the Arditti Quartet
Saturday, October 21, 10:30 AM
Logan Center, Performance Penthouse


The pre-eminent Arditti Quartet's members talk about their career on the forefront of contemporary music, including their work with Gyorgy Ligeti.

Tickets: FREE general admission but reservations are recommended.

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10/21/2017 10:30 AM
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Sat, Oct 21
10:30 AM
Performance Penthouse, Logan Center
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Alone / Together
Saturday, October 21, 7pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall


This fall, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre brings its fall concert, Alone / Together, to the Logan Center for one night. Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre's artists, hailing from Chicago and Virginia, Australia and Argentina, and points in between, with experience ranging from a globe-spanning choreography career to a Grammy nomination to 30 years as an American immigrant spent 2017 exploring the way we live today - sometimes alone, sometimes together, sometimes it's hard to say. Come see the world premieres of 5 new works contemplating such timely issues as immigration, breaking up and moving on, working together (or not). This dynamic company and their intimate, compelling performance style is something you'll never forget.

Tickets: General: $24 / Student: $20 (in advance), General: $28 / Student: $24 (at the door)
10/21/2017 7:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 21
7:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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ARTSPASS EXCLUSIVE: Fun Home
Thursday, October 26, 7:30pm
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N Lincoln Ave


Hailed as one of Broadway’s most original musicals and winner of 5 Tony Awards, Fun Home is a groundbreaking story inspired by Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. In this intimate musical, Bechdel sets out to unravel the many mysteries of her childhood through a series of memories and conversations from her coming out to her moving journey of acceptance. Join us for this emotionally charged family drama that the New York Times calls “extraordinary” and “a rare beauty.” Your ticket also includes After the Honeymoon, a pre-show celebration of queer identities with free food and drinks. Stay after the performance for a special Afterwords Town Hall conversation with scholars, activists, and local politicians on the question: “What is the state of queer politics in our country today and where can we go from here?”

Tickets: $15 for UChicago Students ONLY including transportation (limit one ticket per UCID)
10/26/2017 7:30 PM
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Thu, Oct 26
7:30 PM
Victory Gardens Theater
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CONTEMPO with Talea Ensemble
Friday, October 27, 7:30 PM
Logan Center, Performance Hall
6:30 PM discussion with artists and Seth Brodsky

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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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. Otto Wittenbecher

Kaija Saariaho Calices  

Bernd Alois Zimmermann Sonata

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11/3/2017 7:30 PM
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Fri, Nov 3
7:30 PM
Mandel Hall
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ARTSPASS EXCLUSIVE: Lucky Plush Productions's Rooming House
Thursday, November 9, 8pm
1700 Theater
1700 N Halsted St


This new dance theater work begins with an intimate conversation among friends recalling stories of people who’ve taken actions with potentially devastating costs. When the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is mentioned, varied interpretations and contemporary associations propel the group into a physically and psychologically complex game of whodunit. Playful and personal, Rooming House offers a lively blueprint for pursuing the question: what makes a person do something that could have shattering and irreparable consequences? Join us for an exclusive post-show discussion with the directors: Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, UChicago’s own Assistant Professor of Practice, and Julia Rhoads, Part-Time Lecturer and Dance Advisor in Theater and Performance Studies.

Tickets: $15 for UChicago Students ONLY including transportation (limit one ticket per UCID)
11/9/2017 8:00 PM
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Thu, Nov 9
8:00 PM
1700 Theater
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Imani Winds with Ensemble Dal Niente and guests
Friday, November 10, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall
6:30 PM pre-concert lecture with David Clay Mettens

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.

Program:
Ligeti - Viola Sonata (1994) (21-22”)
Chin - Etude I: in C (3'')
Ligeti - Three Pieces for Two Pianos (1976) (18”)
 
INTERMISSION 
 
Ligeti - Horn Trio (1982) (21”)
Chin - Etude II: Sequenzen (3')
Chin - Etude III: Scherzo ad libitum (3')
Ligeti - Six Bagatelles (1956) (11”)


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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
6:30 PM lecture with Robert Kendrick

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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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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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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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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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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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
6:30 PM lecture with Sam Pluta

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:

György Ligeti: études, Aurél Holló: 39 - the Dream of the Manichaeian - beFORe JOHN3
Lukas Ligeti: New work
Máté Bella: New work
Steve Reich: Sextet and Mallet Quartet

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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, 7:30 PM
Logan Center Performance Hall
6:30 PM discussion with composers and Berthold Hoeckner

with Imani Winds, 
Ensemble Dal Niente, Craig Taborn, 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 Craig Taborn

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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
Friday, February 16, 7:30 PM
Logan Center, Performance Hall
6:30 PM lecture with Jennifer Iverson

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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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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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
6:30 PM lecture with John Lawrence

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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Lecture-demonstration with Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Monday, March 5, 4:30 PM
Logan Center, Performance Penthouse


Tickets: $10 or Free with UCID and to Full Season or Ligeti Series Subscribers.

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3/5/2018 4:30 PM
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Mon, Mar 5
4:30 PM
Performance Penthouse, Logan Center
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 PM
Logan Center, Performance Hall
6:30 PM lecture with Seth Brodsky

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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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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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

6:30 PM lecture with Bradley Spiers

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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4/20/2018 7:30 PM
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Fri, Apr 20
7:30 PM
Mandel Hall
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CONTEMPO 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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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


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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


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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
Friday, May 11, 7:30 PM
Logan Center, Performance Hall
6:30 PM lecture with Michael Dawson

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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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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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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