YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
All performances are held in Preston Bradley Hall on the third floor. The 45-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.
BALLET CHICAGO & MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS - Thursday, November 15, 2012
For the second consecutive year, Ballet Chicago and Midwest Young Artists team up for a special program of dance and live music, hosted by Ballet Chicago Artistic Director Daniel Duell and Midwest Young Artists Music Director Allan Dennis. Once again featuring new choreography by rising dance-makers Ted Seymour and Joshua Ishmon set to Antonio Vivaldi's beloved music from "The Four Seasons," the program will also include a reading of Vivaldi's original poetry written for the music, excerpts from Ballet Chicago's delightful "Nutcracker," and an audience-participation mini-lesson in ballet.
JAZZ MATA - Thursday, December 13, 2012
The heritage of the Indian subcontinent is rich in its diversity, including many indigenous subcultures that have song and dance traditions reaching back over two thousand years. The Quintet presents an extremely informative show connecting a wide range of topics which explore a variety of traditions with authentic examples of each. From ancient Sanskrit language chants to medieval bhakti traditional songs in Hindi, from poems of Tagore in Bengali to modern folkloric dance songs, Jazz Mata takes you on a journey through songs, drums and folkloric dances, while showcasing different modes, raga melodies and intricate meters and beats.
DA CORNETO OPERA TRIO - Thursday, January 17, 2013
This program offers music ranging from Broadway standards and American folk songs to operatic solos and art songs from Europe. Since the program is built around the classically trained voice, the selections we offer highlight the power of the human voice unaided by electronic amplification. Students will also be introduced to the theatrical aspects of vocal performance in a concert setting, and will hear music in the foreign languages of standard classical repertoire.
THE MICHAEL SALTER QUARTET - Thursday, February 21, 2013
Quickly catching the attention of the Chicago music scene, this group draws on elements of acoustic jazz, rock and electronic music. Combining these elements while leaving space for structured and free improvisation allows these musicians to create a diverse yet seamless voice uniquely their own. The Quartet creates music that transcends genre while being intellectually stimulating and yet still connecting with the soul of the listener.
THE GREAT LAKES PIANO TRIO - Thursday, March 21, 2013
Do you enjoy traveling? Do you like experiencing different cultures? If you are like us, the answer is yes. But between the hassle and high cost of traveling, many of us are not able to go to all the places we’d like. Luckily through music, we can be transported to these far-reaching places without ever having to stand in security lines or sit in overcrowded planes. From Argentinian tango clubs to Chinese rice paddies, come join the Great Lakes Piano Trio as we travel the world collecting musical “postcards”. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
DEBUT ORCHESTRA / CYSO - Thursday, April 18, 2013
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Debut Orchestra will be presenting a concert of classical music from Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Between each piece, conductor Terrance Malone Gray, along with members of the predominantly middle school-aged orchestra, will demonstrate individual instruments and take questions from the audience. This performance is part of Music Pathways, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras educational engagement program in Chicago Public Schools.
BACH AND BEETHOVEN ENSEMBLE - Thursday, May 16, 2013
Inscribed on one of the puzzle canons in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering is the Latin phrase, Quarendo invenietis, “seek, and ye shall find.” Let members of The Bach and Beethoven Ensemble lead you on an entertaining and fun-filled romp through the ingenious jigsaw puzzle that is the Musical Offering. See and hear Bach’s music played forward, backward, and even upside down; discover the common themes and forms that run through this and other works from the Baroque period; and come face to face with a harpsichord and other unique 18th century instruments. Let the fun begin!
AXIOM BRASS QUINTET - Thursday, May 30, 2013
Let’s Make Music”
It’s time to join the Axiom Brass and make some music! This interactive concert is filled with games such as “Find the Beat,” “Where is the Melody,” “Who is Playing,” and “Musical Chair.” Students also learn how to buzz their lips and produce sounds on a brass instrument. To finish up, students join the brass as conductors and the rhythm section. This concert is sure to excite your students and pique their curiosity about classical music and the brass family.