The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) conclude their season with an absurd twist on Shakespeare, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard. The play concerns the misadventures and musings of two minor characters from Hamlet who are childhood friends of the prince, shifting the focus to place their actions in the foreground with the events of Hamlet in the background.
Performances place April 28-May 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey in Chicago. Post-show discussions with cast and production team members take place following the April 30, May 7, and May 14 matinees. Free parking is available in two lots. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The Orion Ensemble welcomes back guest violist Stephen Boe for a program of “Wit and Passion” to conclude its 24th season. The program includes two works by Jean Francaix – Trio for violin, viola and cello and Trio for clarinet, viola and piano – and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor.
This concert program takes place Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street in Geneva; Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 pm at the Pianoforte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago; and Sunday, May 28 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.
The Music Institute of Chicago showcases its award-winning Academy Orchestra in a concert featuring pianist Yana Reznik, newly appointed to the faculty of the Academy for gifted pre-college musicians. The program includes Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, with Reznik as soloist and Academy Director James Setapen as conductor. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, conducted by Roland Vamos.
The concert takes place on Saturday, May 20 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.