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Concert: Megitza Quartet, LunchBreak – Music Without Borders, Chicago Cultural Center, April 8

LunchBreak – Music Without Borders: Megitza Quartet

Polish Highlander music group Megitza Quartet performs a free lunchtime concert as part of the Music Without Borders Friday series.

LunchBreak’s Music Without Borders Friday concerts feature music styles from around the world.


Apr 8, 2011
12:15 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Randolph Cafe
Chicago, IL 60602
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Music: Children’s Music Festival, Bark Klub Midwest, April 10 [rus]

По уже сложившейся традиции, Бард-Клуб Мидвест устраивает очередной Детский Музыкальный Фестиваль.

В этом, 2011 году фестиваль будет проходить 10 Апреля в 3 часа дня в Salvation Army of Des-Plaines (609 West Dempster Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016)

Если Ваш ребенок хочет участвовать в фестивале, пришлите, пожалуйста, заявку «Детский фестиваль 10 апреля» на наш е-майл до 29 Марта включительно.
В заявке, пожалуйста, укажите: Полное имя, возраст ребенка, поет или играет (на каком инструменте) и информацию для контакта с родителями.

Нужно подготовить 3-4 номера, из которых худсовет Бард-Клуба отберет наилучшие. Количество отобранных номеров будет также зависеть и от количества поданных заявок на участие в фестивале.
После получения заявки, мы свяжемся с Вами и назначим время и место прослушивания.

После 29 Марта заявки приниматься не будут.
Если у Вас есть вопросы, пожалуйста свяжитесь с нами;
По телефону: 847-452-1124
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A program of Turkish Classical and Folk Music, Middle East Music Ensemble, International House, March 13

When: Sunday, March 13, 2011 6:00 pm
Where: International House, Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: The second concert of three in the year-long series will feature Turkish music. The three-part series will conclude with an Iranian concert on May 22.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the Middle East Music Ensemble, visit

Cost: Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: International House
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Concert: Evening of Sculpture and Jazz (Mikolaj Trzaska and Waclaw Zimpel), Wooden Gallery, Tuesday, March 8

Dear Friends,

Here is the invitation to the evening of sculpture and jazz at Wooden Gallery on Tuesday, March 8th at 6.30 pm. with Polish jazz musicians- Mikolaj Trzaska and Waclaw Zimpel.

Please, let us know if you can join us until Friday, March 4th to: or by phone: 312-337-8166 EXT. 217

Best regards,

Aleksandra Krystek, Viceconsul

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

1530 N. Lake Shore Drive

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Language – Gift of God Presentation of books with a choral concert, Ukrainian Intitute of Modern Art, February 27

Language – Gift of God

Sunday, February 27th at 1PM
The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art invites its members and members of our larger community to a presentation of four books on Ukrainian liturgical songs and Christmas carols, edited by Dr. Vasil Truchly.
The presentation will be followed by a choral concert of these songs and little performed Christmas carols. The choir will perform the songs in Ukrainian underscoring the literary nature of these traditional Ukrainian songs.
The concert will conclude with a champagne reception.
Admission $15.00
For additional information please call us at (773) 227-5522 or email at:
Event sponsored by the Selfreliance Foundation of Selfreliance Ukrainian American FCU

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Choral Evensong: Russian Music for Vespers, Rockefeller Chapel, February 6

Choral Evensong: Russian Music for Vespers


Music on the cusp of and during the Soviet era in honor of the Chicago-wide Soviet festival: Alexandre Gretchaninov “Phos Hilaron,” Sergei Rachmaninoff “Magnificat” and “Bogoroditse Djevo,” Pavel Chesnokov “We Sing To Thee.” Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Rockefeller Chapel front desk at 773.702.2100. This event is part of the city-wide project, The Soviet Arts Experience

Rockefeller Chapel Choir, conducted by James Kallembach
Thomas Weisflog, organ
Elijah Mueller, Chaplain for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at the
University of Chicago and St. Makarios the Great Orthodox Mission, reader

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Recycling Shostakovich, Department of Music Visiting Committe Colloquium Series: Simon Morrison, February 11

Visiting Committe Colloquium Series: Simon MorrisonFriday
February 11, 2011, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th Street
Building/Room: Goodspeed Hall, 4th fl.
Primary Sponsor: Music
Presenter: Visiting Committe Colloquium Series: Simon Morrison, Professor of Music, Musicology, Princeton University
Lecture Title: Recycling Shostakovich
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Contact Phone: 773.702.8069
Campus Map:
Disability Clause: Please contact the event sponsor(s) if you require assistance to fully participate in this event.

As the most regular occasion for all-departmental intellectual dialogue and an opportunity for outside professional contact, the Visiting Committee Colloquium Series is an important part of academic life at Chicago. Colloquium lectures are usually given by scholars and composers specially visiting for the purpose, who also meet with students for lunches and socialize with the entire Department at a reception. The Colloquium is taken for credit in years 3 and 4 of a graduate student’s career (or exceptionally in later years), but most members of the Department, including both faculty and students, attend.

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Concert: Three movements from Petrushka and more, Chicago Cultural Center, January 26

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:15 pm

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

Roman Rabinovich, Piano

Two Sonatas in d minor and c minor (5’)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)

Ballade No. 3 Op. 47 (7′)
Frederic Chopin (1810 – 1849)

Six Piano Pieces Op. 19 (6’)
Arnold Schoenberg (1872 – 1951)

Three Movements from Petrushka (3’)
Russian Dance
Petrushka’s Room
The Shrovetide Fair; Mardi Gras
Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1951)

Twenty-four year old Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich was praised for the “vivacity and virtuosity” and “the impeccable clarity of execution” and has performed throughout Europe and USA in such prestigious venues as Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and London’s Wigmore Hall, Carnegie’s Weill Hall and the Metropolitan Museum, as well as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Salle Cortot in Paris and Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

He is a winner of the top prize at the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, 1st prizes at the Animato and the Arjil Piano Competitions in Paris, as well as the “Vendome Virtuosi” prize.

At age 10 he made his Israel Philharmonic debut under the baton of Zubin Mehta and since then performed with IPO and Maestro Mehta again in 1999 and 2003. He performed as a soloist with most Israeli orchestras, Buffalo Philharmonic, Dohnányi Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and other orchestras.

In spring 2010 Roman was invited by Miriam Fried to join her at the Steans Institute’s Ravinia Tour, playing in Boston’s Gardner Museum, Ravinia’s Bennet-Gordon Hall, Stamford’s Treetops series and New York’s Merkin Hall. In 2009 TV channel “Mezzo” recorded his recital and since then it has been frequently broadcast in more than 30 countries in Europe and Asia. In May 2008 Roman replaced Murray Perahia in a recital at the Mann Auditorium in Tel-Aviv.

He has participated in international festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Davos Festival, Verbie Academy in Switzerland, and the Israel Festival. He has been featured on radio and TV on numerous occasions in Europe and the United States.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Roman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1994, where he studied with Arie Vardi. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Seymour Lipkin and got his Masters Degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Robert McDonald.

Roman also excels as a gifted artist, and has won prizes as a painter. For more info visit

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Quest Pistols in Chicago

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Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 08:00 pm
Впервые в Чикаго группа QUEST PISTOLS

Enclave Nightclub
220 West Chicago Avenue

21 & over only!

Doors open 8pm, show starts shortly after. Please don’t be late.

Valet parking & coat check available.

Get tickets here.

Белая стрекоза любви

Я твой наркотик

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Concert: Shostakovich’s Late Film Scores, Mandell Hall, Saturday January 29

The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Shostakovich’s Late Film Scores: The Gadfly, Hamlet, and King Lear

Shostakovich Shostakovich’s Late Film Scores: The Gadfly, Hamlet, and King LearNo other major composer of the twentieth century devoted more of his career to film music than Dmitri Shostakovich. Altogether he composed scores to over 36 films, from New Babylon (1929) to King Lear (1971). While generally written in a more accessible idiom than most of his orchestral or chamber works, Shostakovich’s film scores nevertheless boast meticulous craftsmanship and reveal the composer’s complex and often paradoxical musical personality. Major excerpts from three of his mature film scores will be featured on tonight’s program, conducted by USO Music Director Barbara Schubert.

Donations requested at the door: $10 general, $5 students

Related film screenings take place on Thursday, January 20 (Hamlet) and Thursday, January 27 (King Lear), both at 7 pm at the Film Studies Center, Cobb 307, 5811 S. Ellis Avenue. Online reservations begin January 3:

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