This Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3pm, Edward and his colleagues from the Chicago Philharmonic will present a concert titled Reunion: Beethoven 3, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, Illinois. The upcoming 250th birthday of Beethoven means an anniversary concert not to be missed! Celebrate with the Philharmonic on this special occasion with Beethoven's exquisite Violin Concerto and the Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), revolutionary for its time as the first composition in what became the Romantic movement in classical music.
Chicago Philharmonic ~ Reunion: Beethoven 3
Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 3pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Boulevard ~ Skokie, IL 60077
Free, convenient parking!
With the darkening days, and with winter weather arriving very early this year the pleasure of something bright and unusual would be welcome. Chicago Sinfonietta presents its second annual Diwali concert, Love+Light, amplified this year by themes of musical mythology, familiar traditions and of course, magical color! Listen as cultures combine through Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and a reimagined performance of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919) featuring original choreography by Mandala Arts dance ensemble. Experience the virtuosic stylings of renowned guest violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam, and hear the Carnatic musical traditions of southern India fuse with Western classical music! Love+Light also marks another triumphant return — that of guest conductor Sameer Patel, a Sinfonietta Freeman Conducting Fellow alumni.
Plus, celebrate the vibrant Diwali holiday pre-show and during the intermission by sampling unique flavors with Somrus Liqueurs, learn a new dance style with artists from Mandala Arts, explore the art and musical instruments of India, and then capture memories with FOTIO!
What is Diwali?
Diwali is a five-day “festival of lights” celebrated by Indian communities around the world. It celebrates light conquering dark, and good conquering evil. Indians clean their homes and wear their best clothes for Diwali. They also leave their windows open to allow the spirits of their gods to enter. In order to prevent any darkness, every home is lit with diyas. In fact, “Diwali” translates to “rows of lighted lamps.” more info…
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his Sinfonietta colleagues in these concerts.
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:30pm
220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604
As the Midwest weather shifts to colder and wetter, authors Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin, co-hosts of the podcast Who The Hell Are We? (WTHAW), discuss gathering around the fire for Storytelling, also an episode entirely about the famous and controversial Gone With The Wind, and the heartwarming topic of iconic Houses which figure prominently in books and other entertainment media. Snuggle up and listen in on Edward and Melanie... whenever you want!
The most recent episode of the WTHAW podcast is titled: Houses in Literature, Movies, and TV, and features the authors talking about their ideal dream houses (who would expect that Ed wants to live in the Addams Family mansion?) and memorable houses from several favorite books. Melanie and Ed have a good laugh over looking at “real estate porn” and later they speculate on why people who are happily settled still imagine themselves living someplace else… Along with a charming story or two about their own experiences with houses and real estate.
Other recent podcast episodes were: Storytelling, and We Need To Talk About "Gone With The Wind". In the first of these Edward and Mel explore their own process as writers with storytelling, and how a book can sometimes lose its narrative momentum. A couple of books are mentioned that have unusual storytelling structures — and some novels, like Gone With The Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird, which involve major social issues (like racism). The storytelling topic was an inspiration to our authors, they followed it with a separate Gone With The Wind episode to discuss that book and film at length.
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Bestselling author Edward Kelsey Moore will be one of several speakers who will say a few words at a special reception at the Artsgarden in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana this Monday, October 21, 2019, between 4pm and 6pm. The event is called Write Now: A Celebration of Indiana Literature.
A few years back Edward was a finalist for an Indiana Authors Award which opened new opportunities for him to present public readings of his work and meet, talk with and inspire readers in many cities and towns across Indiana. Recently the entire Indiana Authors Awards program became a part of Indiana Humanities, which will greatly expand the availability of state-wide programs to put Indiana authors and readers together and also lead to wider visibility of local authors both within and beyond the State of Indiana. The Write Now celebration will be the inaugural event of this new collaboration — where more details about the expanded Indiana Authors Awards program will be revealed. The reception will also feature a pop-up bookstore from Indy Reads Books and Hoosier poets will be available to write poetry on demand for attendees who submit a topic. Light refreshments and beverages, or your choice of a signature cocktail or local Sun King beer will be served.
Thanks to Indiana Humanities this event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited, so registration is necessary.