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
The first Chicago Sinfonietta concerts of the 2019-2020 season explore ideas of natural beauty and loss from many angles to advance the conversation about climate change. On Saturday, October 5th, 2019, in Naperville, Illinois, and again on Monday, October 7th in downtown Chicago, the Sinfonietta will present Forces + Fates: The Beauty And Volatility Of Planet Earth. The opening piece, Mendelssohn’s overture The Hebrides, is inspired by one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, something we risk losing in the all-too-near future. Earth Triptych, receiving its world premiere, shows three different eras of Earth — inviting you to consider where we’re coming from, where we are now, and where we’re going. Clarice Assad’s Nhanderú celebrates the Amazon Basin, a font of biodiversity that is dying away far too rapidly, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Walker's Lyric for Strings mourns what we have lost and may yet lose to climate change. The final work, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, is a warning and a reminder — our fate is in our hands, for now.
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his Sinfonietta colleagues for these concerts.
Forces + Fates
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 7:30pm
Orchestra Hall ~ Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave.