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Gilbert & Sullivan: Mocking unqualified people in positions of authority since 1871. The Company takes joys in it too! University Chamber Orchestra performs H.M.S. Pinafore March 14-16 in Mandel Hall. Tickets

Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” Press Release

HMS_Pinafore_Ticket_MainImagePRESS RELEASE
February 18, 2014
CONTACT: Rashida Black, 773.702.3427

University Chamber Orchestra joins The Company for Annual University of Chicago Department of Music Performance Program Fundraiser

CHICAGO, Hyde Park – The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will perform H.M.S. Pinafore – a satiric tale lampooning patriotism, politics and the British aristocracy — at the
University of Chicago’s Mandel Hall on March 14 – 16.

H.M.S. Pinafore – or the Lass That Loved a Sailor was Gilbert and Sullivan’s fourth collaboration and their first blockbuster hit. The comic operetta opened in London in 1898 and ran for 571 performances. When it premiered in Boston the following year, one critic wrote, “Going to Pinafore has become a mania.” The plot revolves around thwarted love between members of different social classes, namely the daughter of the gentlemanly Captain of the Pinafore who has fallen in love with a common sailor but is betrothed to the First Lord of the Admiralty. In true Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, true love reigns. The show includes such familiar songs as “I’m Called Little Buttercup,” “When I Was a Lad,” and “I am the Captain of the Pinafore.” Continue reading

New Music Ensemble with Third Coast Percussion, Amy Briggs, and Daniel Schlosberg

The University of Chicago New Music Ensemble – a collective of professional musicians dedicated to performing 20th and 21st-century works – joins the five-month celebration, Envisioning China: A Festival of Arts and Culture at UChicago, in concert on Saturday, February 15 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Performance Hall at 8:00 PM. Continue reading

Upcoming SASI Events

A balanced regional representation of classical, popular, and vernacular musical repertories, this performing arts series provides opportunities for sustained engagement with South Asian artists and art worlds in our community. Guided by professional performers renowned for their originality, these events explore intersections of pedagogy and creative innovation in musical practices situated outside the canonic traditions of the Indian subcontinent.


An Evening of Karnatak Music ~ Saturday, February 8 • 7:00 PM

Performance Penthouse, Logan Center for the Arts
Minu Pasupathi photoMinu Pasupathi, vocals (pictured above); Akshaya Kannan, vocals; Prasod Ramachandran, violin; and Ravishankar Subramanian, mridangam

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Arts Council, Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS), and Department of Music.

SAVE hi res image DSC_0910Two-day series of events: “Affective Labor in Dance: South Asia and Beyond”

Friday, April 18 • 12 PM ~ Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall

Symposium, featuring paper presentations, panel discussions, and a keynote lecture by Pallabi Chakravorty

Saturday, April 19 • 11 AM ~ Performance Penthouse, Logan Center for the Arts

Dance workshop led by kathak dancer Joanna de Souza

Saturday, April 19 • 7 PM ~ Performance Penthouse, Logan Center for the Arts

Dance performance by kathak dancer Joanna de Souza and other artists

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Spring festival performance by South Asian Vocal Ensemble

Saturday, May 17 • 3 PM ~ Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall

Reception to follow