WTTW members are invited to Malpaso Dance Company of Havana, a Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago program featuring Indomitable Waltz – a layered, sophisticated exploration of the soul under extreme or intense emotional circumstances, by one of the world’s most in-demand choreographers, Aszure Barton. Also on the program is 24 hours and a dog, a work by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado created collaboratively with Malpaso’s dancers as a response to the theatricality and evocative power of Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American jazz composer Arturo O’Farrill, who wrote and recorded an original overture for the piece of the same name.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11 at 7:30 pm at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. WTTW members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, welcomes back guest violist Stephen Boe for its third concert program of the season, “Connections,” which takes its name from a work written for Orion, Robert Kritz’s Connections for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano (2001). Also on the program are Gustav Mahler’s Quartet in A Minor for violin, viola, cello, and piano and two works by Rebecca Clarke: Trio for violin, cello and piano (1921) and Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale for clarinet and viola (1941).
The Orion Ensemble’s concert program “Connections” takes place Sunday, March 12 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street in Geneva; Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 pm at the Pianoforte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago; and Sunday, March 19 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’s Academy for gifted pre-college musicians collaborates with John W. W. Sherer, organist and director of music at Fourth Presbyterian Church since 1996, for a concert featuring Poulenc’s monumental Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani in G minor and Bolzoni’s Minuet for Strings, conducted by James Setapen, and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings, conducted by Roland Vamos.
The concert takes place Saturday, March 4 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.