News from the Library

October 12, 2011

Mansueto Completion As most of you know, Mansueto Library has been completed and many thousands of print volumes have already been loaded into the underground compact storage bins.  At this point, three categories of material are being moved; 1) older bound journal issues, 2) print UC dissertations, and 3) elephant folios, which will include our […]

Performance Program Hits Another Milestone

October 12, 2011

An Unforgettable Year The Department of Music Performance Program, encompassing thirteen music ensembles that involve over 650 musicians, concluded another whirlwind season in June, after presenting a wide array of spirited concerts throughout the year.                   Guest Performances and Stunning Debuts Crown 2010-2011 For Instrumental Ensembles The […]

Special Event: Screening of opera on Chopin by Marta Ptaszynska

March 28, 2011

The Lovers from the Cloister of Valldemosa (Grand Theater, Łodź, 2008-10) Thursday, May 26, 7:00 PM, Fulton Recital Hall 1010 E. 59th Street, Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor RSVP to Valldemosa@uchicago.edu. Space is limited. Libretto (English) PDF “The Lovers of the Valldemosa Monastery” was commissioned by the Grand Opera Theatre in Lodz and the Polish Ministry […]

University of Chicago Presents Update

October 12, 2011

University of Chicago Presents embarked on a wonderful musical journey throughout the 2010/2011 season. October 2010 marked the launch of the Soviet Arts Experience, a citywide showcase of the artists who created for and in response to the Soviet Politburo. UCP spearheaded this unparalleled interdisciplinary collaboration, and hosted spectacular performances by the Tokyo String Quartet, […]


2009-2010 Season Emphasizes Musical Intrepidity of Faculty, Students, Staff, and Community

October 21, 2010

The 2009-10 Performance Program season showcased the astonishing musical talents and interests of our academically oriented institution and surrounding community. Highlights included concerts and master classes with incomparable musicians (such as Artists-in-Residence eighth blackbird, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Pacifica Quartet), performances of works by graduate student composers, and collaborations with some of […]

Center for Italian Opera Studies takes opera scholarship from page to stage

October 21, 2010

In 2010, CIAO has continued its long standing tradition of synthesizing research and performance through the publication of new scores, collaboration with leading opera companies, and additional research towards future publications and productions. In the 2009-2010 season, the Metropolitan Opera mounted new productions of two operas using scores edited by CIAO – Verdi’s Attila (ed. […]

Early Music Ensemble explores Music Divine: English Music from Henry to Elizabeth

October 21, 2010

Under the leadership of artists-in-residence David Douglass and Ellen Hargis, Co-Directors of the Newberry Consort, the Early Music Ensemble continued another successful year of early music performance culminating in the Spring concert Music Divine: English Music from Henry to Elizabeth.  This exciting concert featured sacred and secular music for voices, viols, recorders, and harpsichord.  The […]

Library expands facilties and collections

October 5, 2010

Just west of Regenstein, construction on Mansueto Library is currently centered on assembly of the glass dome.  All portions of the dome, including the steel and aluminum frame pieces and the glass segments, have been built by Seele GmbH in Gersthofen, Germany and are gradually being shipped to Chicago over the next several weeks.  The […]

MGMC Hosts 2010 Conference

October 21, 2010

The Midwest Graduate Music Consortium (MGMC) is a collaborative venture organized by students from the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This past academic year, the annual MGMC conference was held here at the University of Chicago, on April 16.

University of Chicago Presents launches new season, spearheads “Soviet Arts Experience”

October 21, 2010

The University of Chicago Presents (UCP), the University’s professional music presenting organization, announces its 2010/11 Season, entitled “Musical Explorations,” inviting audiences, both new and seasoned, to discover exciting artists and revel in new music from favorite artists. Building upon 65 years of excellence in the cultural life of Chicago, UCP’s upcoming 2010/11 season promises many […]