Below you will find the announcement from the Ukrainian National Museum:
Emir Kusturica and his band The No Smoking Orchestra will perform two shows at
The Copernicus Theater
5216 West Lawrence Avenue
8pm on July 10 and 11
For a very brief overview about the history of The No Smoking Orchestra (comprised of some of the original members of the group, Zabranjeno Pušenje), visit the band’s website, or their wikipedia entry.
2:30pm, Sunday, July 18,
Dawes Park, Evanston
Shalechet Aviv’s movements have roots in Romanian Hora, the Arabic Dabke and traditional Yemenite life cycle celebrations. This troupe has traveled near and far to perform in a folk style reminiscent of dances from Eastern Europe and the Middle East that combined in the State of Israel.
Chicago Jewish Festival
11am-6pm Saturday June 13
St. Paul Woods , Morton Groove
The 2010 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival marks 30 years since the first festival. It continues to feature three stages of music, dance and storytelling; a family stage; a Kosher Food Fair; an Art Fair and Organization Fair. KFAR is an organizational sponsor of the Jewish Festival.
Please join us to celebrate Russian culture and true folk music! All songs were brought by Golosa – the members of which are practically all American students and professionals – from Siberia and will have English translations. All of the proceeds from the event will go to their next journey to Russia – to bring back more beautiful songs.
The event will take place at the Computer Systems Institute, Saturday, June 19 at 6pm.
8950 Gross Point Road, Skokie
(There is free parking around the building and is only a ten-minute walk from the Skokie Swift Yellow Line for those who are not driving)
$15 regular/10 students (with ID) and kids will let you in.
Since a fairly big crowd is expected, it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring any kind of folding chairs or stools – in case we don’t have enough seats for everybody!
Please feel free – though you are not obliged! – to bring any treats or drinks. It is always a nice addition to our lively socializing during the famously cheerful breaks between acts.
Contact : Alla Dekhtyar, 773 275-0934.
Via the Czech Legion Project:
In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic,
we are pleased to announce a truly exceptional musical event.
*Emil Viklicky,* “The Janacek of Jazz” will be making his first Chicago appearance
playing with the amazing *Richie Cole *and some of Chicago’s finest musicians.
This event will be two nights only – June 2&3 – at *Club BluJazz* – Chicago’s newest jazz club – conveniently located at 1560 W. North. That’s just West of the Expressway (North Ave. Exit)
and just east of Ashland. You can make reservations at 773-360-8046 – or on their site
Thanks to support by the Consulate General, this event is *only $10.*
Emil is known for adding Moravian folk harmonies to his jazz interpretations.
We think you will find it an “all-star” event and hope you can attend.
Club BluJazz not only provides an exceptional musical experience, they have
an excellent kitchen featuring light meals and appetizers.
Upcoming performances by the U of C’s Russian folk choir:
Dear friends of Golosa, the University of Chicago Russian Folk Choir:
This is a reminder of our upcoming performances in Elgin, as well as an announcement of our last show of the academic year, our annual concert in Joseph Bond Chapel on the U of C campus.
This coming Sunday and Tuesday, May 23 and 25, the Elgin Choral Union will perform the complete Rachmaninoff Vespers in Old Church Slavonic. We will open each of these shows with a set of our own songs, and the ECU will join us on a folk song to close the concert. More information regarding times, locations, and tickets are available from Elgin’s website:
Then, in two weeks, on Wednesday, June 2, 8:00, we will sing our annual concert at Joseph Bond Chapel on the campus of the University of Chicago.
Our spring concert is a wish for peace in a turbulent part of the world. Two choirs will bring together the music of Russia and the republic of Georgia – in harmony for one night, at least.
We are excited to host the incredibly talented Vazhkatsuri, a men’s a cappella ensemble performing the traditional music of Georgia. Georgian songs are instantly recognizable by their non-Western scale, and the men of Vazhkatsuri do full justice to these unusual harmonies.
Of course, Golosa will perform as well, singing a few of our old favorites, as well as premieres of some new songs! Don’t miss our last concert of the 2009-2010 season.
A map showing the location of Bond Chapel is at:
The chapel is in the lower left quadrant of the diagram.
There is no charge for admission to the performance.