The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) returns to the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago for a program that features an eclectic collection of works, including the first part of a world-premiere conceptual work by new Artist in Residence Dani Borak melding contemporary and urban dance with American foot drumming. Also on the program are MacArthur Fellowship (“Genius”) winner Michelle Dorrance’s Push Past Break, a work blending the blues and tap dance that she created for CHRP with support from the Princess Grace Foundation and the Auditorium Theatre’s Movement + Movement Festival; one of Founder and Director Lane Alexander’s signature works, Prisms, which explores psychological disintegration and healing; as well as a medley of classic dances created by African-American tap masters Buster Brown, Lon Chaney and Harold “Stumpy” Cromer. Special guest Earlynn Whitehead will appear with her ensemble to reprise a work, created with funding from CHRP, which premiered earlier this year at Dovetail Studios.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project performs September 21-23 at 7:30 pm at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. All programming is subject to change. The theatre is accessible to people with disabilities. WTTW members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The Music Institute of Chicago opens the 2017-18 season of its Faculty and Guest Artist Series with “Sonic Youth,” a program of works associated with the theme of “youth” featuring members of its acclaimed faculty. The program includes Ives’ Sonata No. 4 for violin and piano “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting”; Janitsch’s Sonata da camera in D Major “Echo,” Op. 5; Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite for 4 Hands; Debussy’s Piano Trio in G Major and excerpts from Children’s Corner Suite; Schumann’s Abegg Variations, Op. 1 and Scenes from Childhood: Traumerei; excerpts from Surace’s Pinocchio Suite; movements from Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals”; and excerpts from Ifukube’s Rhythmic Games for Children.
The concert takes place Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 pm at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The Orion Ensemble opens its 25th anniversary season with “A Beautiful Oboe and Friends,” featuring guest artists Stephen Boe, viola; Alex Klein, oboe; and Robert Kassinger, bass. The program features Mozart’s Quartet in A Major for oboe, violin, viola and cello, K. 370/368b and Sonata in B-flat Major for bass, oboe and cello, K. 292/196c; Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and bass; and Schubert’s Quintet in A Major (Trout) for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano.
The Orion Ensemble’s concert program “A Beautiful Oboe and Friends” takes place Sunday, September 24 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva-Chapelstreet Church, 2300 South Street in Geneva; Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30 pm at the Pianoforte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago; and Sunday, October 1 at 7:30 pm at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.