This weekend Edward Kelsey Moore will be among the musicians of the Chicago Sinfonietta for
Sea of Light: Reflections on Diwali. Tap into the history, traditions, and above all, the vibrant musical influences that encapsulate the Indian festival of Diwali through a riveting juxtaposition of Indian classical music along with Debussy’s seminal, impressionistic masterpiece La Mer. Diwali is a Festival of Lights celebrated by Indian communities around the world. It represents light conquering dark, and good conquering evil.
In addition to the music concert, experience the celebration of light with Diwali related activities pre-show and during intermission. Sample the flavors, dance, and art of India, create a beautiful rangoli (colored-sand design), and capture memories with FOTIO.
Activities take place in the Wentz Lobby on Saturday,
and in the Grainger Ballroom at Symphony Center on Monday.
Chicago Sinfonietta ~ Sea of Light
Guest Artist ~ Gaurav Mazumdar, sitar
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave ~ Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Symphony Center ~ Orchestra Hall
220 S. Michigan Ave ~ Chicago, IL 60604
For two performances only, Edward Kelsey Moore along with orchestra colleagues from the Chicago Philharmonic will be performing Danny Elfman’s beloved musical score, LIVE, to accompany Tim Burton’s 1983 film, The Nightmare Before Christmas!
The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who attempts to bring the Christmas spirit to his spooky hometown. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus. This stop-motion animated film is rated "PG".
Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing among his Chicago Philharmonic colleagues for these film events.
Celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead with this very special screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at the historic (maybe even haunted!) 129-year-old Auditorium Theatre. Come dressed in your Halloween best for a costume contest, and discover other Halloween activities in the Auditorium’s lobby! (Orchestra members will be in costumes on Halloween, too!)
Special events and tickets are available for College Students on October 31st — and special tickets and social activities are also available for Young Professionals’ Night on November 1st. Additional special deals, including a premier Box Seat option, and Family Pack ticket discounts for groups of 4 or more, are also being offered!
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Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 31, and November 1st, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
50 East Ida B Wells Drive (50 E. Congress)
Chicago, IL 60605
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra celebrates their 40th anniversary season in grand style by presenting a special tribute concert to the inimitable Nancy Wilson, featuring an expanded 40-piece orchestra with guest vocalists Roberta Gambarini, Bobbi Wilsyn and Sarah Marie Young.
Wilson, of course, is the renowned American jazz diva with more than 70 albums and three Grammy Awards to her credit. In addition to her 55 year singing career, Nancy Wilson appeared in films and made many television appearances and had her own weekly show on NBC in the late 1960s. More recently, Nancy Wilson was the host for nine seasons of the award winning radio show Jazz Profiles, on NPR.
With acclaimed vocalists Gambarani, Wilsyn and Young essaying Wilson’s signature songs, this CJO tribute concert is sure to be a stylish night out celebrating an unforgettable woman in jazz.
Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing in the 40-piece orchestra for this concert.
A CJO Salute to Nancy Wilson
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
Studebaker Theater ~ Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra is among the oldest jazz repertory ensembles in the country and its Conductor and Artistic Director Jeff Lindberg is one of the foremost transcribers in jazz. As a result, the Orchestra’s repertoire draws upon a vast library of works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter, Oliver Nelson, Ray Charles, and many more. The Orchestra also performs compositions and arrangements by its own members.
For 40 years, the CJO has been at the forefront of presenting performances of classic American jazz orchestra repertoire to diverse audiences through reasonably priced programs. Always looking for new challenges – both in repertoire and stylistic choices – Mr. Lindberg has infused the Orchestra with a spirit of versatility that has made the group a favorite performer not only in jazz venues, but also for concert settings, receptions, and dances – just about anywhere that exceptional big band music can be enjoyed.
Chicago Sinfonietta musicians, local residents, and business leaders from the organization Chicago United will come together for a musical celebration of Chicagoland’s diverse people and diverse business community in a concert called Chicago Unites on Wednesday, September 5th. Join us for this not-to-be-missed free event in glorious Millennium Park, located in downtown Chicago!
This concert, inspired by community and cultural unity, will include Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (From the New World), the Huapango by Moncayo (the unofficial national anthem of Mexico) and the Festive Overture by African American composer William Grant Still. The concert will conclude with John Lennon’s inspiring song, Imagine.
Featuring Chicago Sinfonietta’s diverse and innovative orchestra, led by Principal Conductor Mei-Ann Chen, alongside guest artists Musicality and the Waubonsie Valley High School Mosaic Choir — these are the sounds of Chicago like you’ve never heard them before!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing in the concert among his Sinfonietta Orchestra friends and colleagues. Fans of Edward’s writing, will be excited to realize that this concert will take place in the beautiful Pritzker Music Pavilion, the actual setting for the (fictional) piano recital performed by Clarice Baker, which is described in Edward’s novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues!
CHICAGO UNITES | A Concert for Inclusion
SINFONIETTA PERFORMANCE - 6:30PM — in the Frank Gehry designed Pritzker Pavilion, located east of “The Bean” sculpture.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Millennium Park
Michigan Ave. and Washington St., Chicago, Illinois
This event is free and open to the public!
Founded in 1987, Chicago Sinfonietta is a professional orchestra dedicated to modeling and promoting diversity, inclusion, and both racial and cultural equity in the arts through the universal language of symphonic music. Sinfonietta’s core values are built around being bold and daring in all aspects of their work, providing a source of connectivity through music, and ensuring and inspiring a continued investment in diversity and inclusion in classical music.
The mission of Chicago United is to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color by advancing multiracial leadership in corporate governance, executive level management, and business diversity. Chicago United’s membership includes many of the area’s brightest leaders who collaborate around a common goal of creating a stronger more inclusive business climate for all.