This Sunday and Monday Chicago Sinfonietta celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The orchestra’s traditions meld with impactful social issues for two of the most stirring MLK Tribute Concerts ever!
Take part in a poignant musical conversation between Sinfonietta Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush and his sister, "The Voice" semi-finalist Kymberli Joye. The two will combine forces on Patty Griffin’s Up to the Mountain.
Experience Joel Thompson’s moving testament to those lost to police violence, The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed. Then, restore faith and hope with the evening’s uplifting remaining program: John Legend and Common’s Academy Award-winning, Glory, from the film Selma, and one of classical music’s most enveloping, emotional endings in Mahler’s Symphony No.2 -Resurrection, featuring Chicago Sinfonietta alongside two Chicago area choirs!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing among his Sinfonietta colleagues.
Chicago Sinfonietta ~ MLK Tribute Concerts
Sunday, January 19, 2020—3:00 p.m. matinee
WENTZ CONCERT HALL
171 E. Chicago Ave. ~ Naperville, IL
Monday, January 20, 2020—7:30 p.m.
220 S Michigan Ave. ~ Chicago, IL
With more than a dozen podcast episodes already available for listening (anytime -and always free!), the Who The Hell Are We? podcast team realized the world needed a Special Episode: featuring 10 items *each* that New York Times Bestselling authors Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin wanted you to know about -their Favorite Things!
But wait!! There’s more… Because this IS a special Extended Holiday episode of the ongoing podcast it required the best (loudest), most-festive atmosphere to put everyone in a GREAT holiday mood — why not record it LIVE at a place with beautiful decorations and great food and drinks —at the iconic Miller’s Pub in downtown Chicago! Plus everyone was able to enjoy Miller’s signature holiday cocktail: the warm and delicious Tom and Jerry! In fact, pub manager NickolasC sits down with our intrepid hosts to describe the 80+ year Miller’s Pub history of this drink and share details on the tasty ingredients. You can hear about that, and info on some of the many holiday events taking place in and around Chicago, plus the lists of Favorite Things, all on this Who The Hell Are We? podcast — available now (and anytime) for free!
Cheerful Holidays and Happy New Year to all from Edward and Melanie!
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Miller's Pub Manager NickC talks with Ed and Melanie.
This Sunday the windy city of Chicago will welcome the Marcus Roberts Trio and our own Chicago Philharmonic to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park for a festive and jazzy concert called, Holidays!
Coleridge-Taylor’s settings of classic carols and Tchaikovsky’s traditional and elegant Christmas waltz lead into a Nutcracker with a difference — Duke Ellington’s 1960 jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score will have the whole family dancing in the aisles! Then the “fearless” (Chicago Tribune) Marcus Robert’s Trio will bring their unique classical, jazz, and witty improvisations to Gershwin’s Concerto in F, the beloved ode to “the young enthusiastic spirit of American life.”
Young, and young-at-heart, will revel in the holiday spirit!
Edward Kelsey Moore will perform with his Philharmonic colleagues in this concert.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor ~ Christmas Overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. A. Gauk ~ December from The Seasons
Duke Ellington/ Billy Strayhorn ~ The Nutcracker Suite
George Gershwin ~ Concerto in F
Chicago Philharmonic ~ Marcus Roberts Trio ~ Holidays!
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 3:00pm
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Millennium Park
205 East Randolph ~ Chicago, Illinois