Monthly Archives: January 2011

CEERES Cultural Night, April 21

Save the date!

5th year in a row we are brining you CEERES Cultural Night with many University RSOs participating, lots of ethnic food, music, and entertainment.

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February issue of Lexicon is out

Славные друзья журнала Лексикон и другие хорошие люди!

Поздравляю вас с 1-м февраля – наверняка у кого-нибудь сегодня праздник. Также поздравляю с новым выпуском Лексикона! Вот ссылка на свежеиспечённый замечательный номер:http://lexicon555.com/february11/index.htm

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Concert: Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ivari Ilja, Chicago Symphony Center, February 16

8:00 PM
Symphony Center Presents
Wednesday February 16, 2011

Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is hailed as one of the great singers of his generation for the beauty of his voice and his magnetic stage presence. He will perform romantic songs by Fauré, Taneyev, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky, accompanied by Ivari Ilja.

Program to include works by Fauré, Taneyev, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky

Tickets $28 and up:
http://cso.org/TicketsAndEvents/EventDetails.aspx?eid=3635

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Concert: St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Center, March 30

8:00 PM
Rimsky-Korsakov/ Shostakovich/ Dvorák
Wednesday March 30, 2011

Founded more than 200 years ago, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic is Russia’s oldest symphony orchestra. Under the astute leadership of longtime music director Yuri Temirkanov, the orchestra appears with the young virtuoso Alisa Weilerstein, fresh from her Orchestra Hall debut in the 2009 Dvorák Festival.

Program
Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

Tickets $24 and up:
http://cso.org/TicketsAndEvents/EventDetails.aspx?eid=3621

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Film: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnaussus (2009), Debartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame, March 31

THU MAR 31, 2011 • 7:00PM – 9:30PM
BROWNING CINEMA, DEBARTOLO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

A fantastical morality tale, set in present-day, the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is the story of a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Cursed with a dark secret, the Doctor made a deal with the devil centuries ago for immortality. Upon meeting his one true love, he made another deal with devil trading his immortality for youth on the condition that when his daughter reaches her sixteenth birthday, she would become the property of the devil.

In a captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr. Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all.

A guest speaker (TBA) will introduce the film.

View the Trailer

Purchase Tickets Online or call 574-631-2800
$6, $5 faculty/staff, $4 senior citizens, and $3 all students
FREE tickets are available at the institute for faculty fellows and minors in the European Studies program.

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Film: Karamazovi (2008), Debartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame, April 14

THU APR 14, 2011 • 7:00PM – 9:30PM
BROWNING CINEMA, DEBARTOLO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Director Petr Zelenka will be present to introduce the film.
An Interview with Petr Zelenka

Petr Zelenka

Petr Zelenka (born August 21, 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic) is an award-winning Czech playwright and director of theatre and film. His films have been recognized at international festivals in Moscow and Rotterdam. His filmKaramazovi (The Brothers Karamazov) was the Czech Republic’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008.

The Brothers Karamazov

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A theatre company from Prague arrives in Krakow to present a stage adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novel “The Brothers Karamazov” at the city’s alternative drama festival; the production is to be staged in an unusual venue – the local steelworks. As rehearsals get under way, we follow not only the emotional story examining issues of faith, immortality and the salvation of the human soul, but also the relationships within the acting troupe itself, which strangely reflect Dostoevsky’s “great” themes. The stage drama is transferred to the real world when a tragedy occurs during rehearsal involving one of the spectators.

Purchase Tickets Online or call 574-631-2800
$6, $5 faculty/staff, $4 senior citizens, and $3 all students
FREE tickets are available at the institute for faculty fellows and minors in the European Studies program.

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Concert: Yuri Bashmet and Evgeny Kissin, Chicago Symphony Center, April 17

Symphony Center Presents is thrilled to welcome back Yuri Bashmet, undoubtedly the greatest violist of our time. Witness the electric energy between Bashmet and Evgeny Kissin when they perform these formidable works by Shostakovich and Schubert as part of Kissin’s 2010/11 Chicago residency.

April 17, 3pm

The appearance of Evgeny Kissin is generously sponsored by the JS Charitable Trust.

Program to include:

  • Shostakovich Viola Sonata
  • Schubert Sonata in A Minor (Arpeggione

Tickets $33 and up:
http://cso.org/TicketsAndEvents/EventDetails.aspx?eid=3637

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Ballet: Don Quixote, or Fantasies of a Madman, The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, Auditorium Theatre, April 21-23

The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg – Don Quixote, or Fantasies of a Madman

Dates: April 21 and April 23, 2011
Times: Thursday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Price: $30 – $87

Promo Video

Choreography by Boris Eifman, music by Ludwig Minkus

In an asylum, a crazy dreamer who thinks he is Don Quixote inspires his fellow inmates with his daydreams of the beauties of Spain.

“An ill man imagines himself to be Don Quixote and tries to be kind, caring, and loving towards other people – but is such an attempt a symptom of a mental disability? If it is, then long live the madman’s fantasy…” – Boris Eifman

4 easy ways to purchase tickets

Phone:
800.982.ARTS (2787)

Online :
Ticketmaster.com

Box Office:
50 E. Congress Parkway

Subscriptions/Groups 10+:
312.431.2357

Subscription packages are now available for two shows!
Subscribe today for great seats and savings up to 25% off.
This event is part of The Soviet Arts Experience (October 2010-January 2012), a Chicago-wide showcase of works created under (and in response to) the Politburo of the Soviet Union. Visit www.SovietsARtsExperience.org for a full schedule of events.

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Workshop: Klezmer Dancing and Golosa, University of Chicago Folk Festival, February 11-13

Check out the University of Chicago Folk Festival this weekend. Come out to support Golosa Russian Choir on Saturday at 4pm at Ida Noyes Theater. Then stop by Cloister Club on Sunday at 1pm to learn some Klezmer Dancing from Steve Weintraub.

A message from our friends at Golosa:

Dear Friends of Golosa,

One of our favorite performances of the year is coming right up this weekend: the 51st annual University of Chicago Folk Festival!

Golosa will perform at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, in Ida Noyes Hall. We’ll be in the pretty theater on the third floor, so there should be plenty of room for everyone this year! We are the last performance of the afternoon, so save your strength for us.

If you have never been to the Folk Fest, it is a two-day affair that consists of free daytime workshops and performances in Ida Noyes Hall, followed by ticketed concerts each evening in Mandel Hall. We perform in the daytime half, so no ticket is required, but we do tend to fill up the room, so come early to get a seat.

We’ve been learning some new songs and dances that we can’t wait to perform. We’ll also be including a short question-and-answer session for any burning inquiries you’ve been harboring, and we have some great news to share about our spring tour. Please come and bring your friends!

Ida Noyes Hall is located at 1212 E. 59th St. in Hyde Park.

Visit: http://maps.uchicago.edu/eastquad/idanoyes.html to view a map of the area around Ida Noyes Hall.

We hope to see you there!

www.golosa.org

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Workshop: Sections from the book Apropos of Nothing: Semblance and Self in Slovene Society, Gretchen Bakke, The Semiotics Workshop, February 3, 4:30pm

Feb 3rd: Gretchen Bakke

Anthropology, McGill University

Sections from the book Apropos of Nothing: Semblance and Self in Slovene Society, including: Ch. 2 “By the very cunning of the scene” and Ch. 3 “Človek, Človeka, Ljudi: A Local History of Twoness”.

Discussant: Natalja Czarnecki

Thursday, Feb. 3rd

4:30-6:00pm

Haskell Hall 101

Refreshments will be served.

The paper will be available by email request from the graduate student coordinators, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl (cbloechl@uchicago.edu).

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