Chicago Sinfonietta is coming to the end of another orchestral season — this Saturday, May 11th and Monday, May 13th, 2019, they will present Soundsketch, an exceptional program dedicated entirely to musical portraits spanning genres and centuries. Included in the concert is David Schiff’s 4 Sisters, a jazz/classical, impressionistic love letter to icons Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, plus the allusively autobiographical Edward Elgar composition Enigma Variations. This string-centric concert featuring violin virtuoso Regina Carter will be a fitting finale to Chicago Sinfonietta’s illustrious 31st season!
Chicago Sinfonietta ~ Soundsketch
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave. ~ Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Auditorium Theatre
50 East Ida B Wells Dr. ~ Chicago, IL 60605
NOTE! VENUE CHANGE!
Due to the recent CSO strike the Monday night concert will not be
performed at the usual Symphony Center location!
The Chicago Sinfonietta was founded in 1987 to address the need for diversity in orchestras and the lack of inclusive connection between classical musicians and the vibrant, nuanced, communities where they live and perform. Chicago Sinfonietta has made it their mission to represent the city of Chicago, reflecting the city’s vibrancy on stage and in Sinfonietta’s programming — making classical music accessible for anyone. The orchestra's thirty one years have been highlighted by six European tours, two Kennedy Center performances, three Millennium Park concerts (attended by over 19,000 people), and sixteen vinyl LP, CD and digital recordings. Recently the Chicago Sinfonietta was awarded the $625,000 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
In a little more than a week Westfield, Indiana (located just north of Indianapolis), will welcome award winning author Edward Kelsey Moore to their public library — on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30). Mr. Moore will be reading from his work, describing his writing process, answering questions and enjoying a conversation with the audience. Edward Kelsey Moore is the author of the best-selling novel The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, and his most recent novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues. He is an Indianapolis native who now makes his home in Chicago. In addition to his writing, Mr. Moore also maintains a career as a professional cellist. (Ask him about his stress level during the recent Amer Ballet Theatre performances of Whipped Cream.)
Doors will open at 6:30 PM, with the author’s presentation beginning at 7:00 PM. Food and beverages will be served. The author's novels will be available for purchase and he'll sign books after the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.
Follow the link below to read the opening article on Edward Kelsey Moore featured in the library’s Spring Newsletter at Scribd.
(Free access with no forms to fill out. Sorry, but we can’t provide technical assistance if the link doesn’t work properly. Ask a teenager.)
Edward Kelsey Moore at the Westfield Washington Public Library
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00pm
333 West Hoover St., Westfield, Indiana 46074
The Westfield Washington library is able to host this free event thanks to a grant from Indiana Humanities.
This presentation is part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program.
Learn more about the Novel Conversations program, and how your book club can borrow free books…
Beginning next Thursday, April 11, 2019, American Ballet Theatre will be dancing into Chicago for a weekend to present Whipped Cream at the Auditorium Theatre. Whipped Cream has a musical score written in 1924 by master-composer Richard Strauss and it will be played, live, by the Chicago Philharmonic. Edward and his cello will be among his orchestra colleagues for these performances. The Whipped Cream ballet has a whimsical story which follows a young boy after he overindulges in sweets and falls into a sugar-induced delirium. Incredible choreography, jubilant sets and amazing costumes showcase ABT's world class dancers and make this exuberantly nutty piece a must see, perfect for any lover of dance, theatre, or the visual arts. "A candyland triumph!” (New York Times)
American Ballet Theatre
Dates: Thursday - Sunday
April 11 , 2019 @ 07:30 PM
April 12 , 2019 @ 07:30 PM
April 13 , 2019 @ 02:00 PM
April 13 , 2019 @ 07:30 PM
April 14 , 2019 @ 02:00 PM
The Auditorium Theatre
50 East Ida B Wells Drive (Congress Parkway)
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Leo Tolstoy's novel of passion and desire is brought to life in groundbreaking fashion by Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet! Stuck in a cold marriage, the regal Anna Karenina yearns for love. But at what cost? Led by visionary choreographer Yuri Possokhov, this World Premiere will have ten U.S. performances only!
Yuri Possokhov's Anna Karenina centers on the tragic tale of the married aristocrat and her ongoing love triangle in Imperial Russia, a story that explores the complex politics of family, religion and morality.
This world premiere production enlists an all-star creative team including Possokhov; a newly-composed music score by 2016 Golden Mask Award winner (Russia's most prestigious theatre honor) Ilya Demutsky; plus Emmy Award-winning set and costume designer Tom Pye.
Accompanied by the Chicago Philharmonic led by conductor Scott Speck, Joffrey Ballet’s Anna Karenina will have its premiere in Chicago’s gorgeous Auditorium Theatre on February 13, with performances through February 24, 2019.
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his Philharmonic Orchestra colleagues for these performances.
The Joffrey Ballet \ The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
Anna Karenina (World Premiere performances)
Auditorium Theatre ~ Chicago, Illinois
Opening Night ~ Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Performances ~ February 15 thru 17, 2019
Performances ~ February 21 thru 24, 2019