The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of Camille A. Brown & Dancers performing their newest work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, which reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban American culture. With original music compositions, performed live by pianist Scott Patterson and bass guitarist Tracy Wormworth, Brown uses the rhythmic play of African-American dance vernacular, including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture, as the black woman’s domain to evoke childhood memories of self-discovery. From play to protest, the performers come into their identities, from childhood innocence to girlhood awareness to maturity – all the while shaped by their environments, the bonds of sisterhood and society at large.
Performances are November 5-7 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 welcomes guest harp virtuoso Ben Melsky, a member of the highly acclaimed Ensemble Dal Niente and principal harpist for the Joffrey Ballet and Ann Arbor Symphony, for his Orion debut on a program of 20th century music, “Harp Fantasy.” The program features Jacques Ibert’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp (1944); Camille Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie in A Major for Violin and Harp; Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Six Studies in English Folksong for Clarinet and Harp (1926); John Ireland’s Fantasy Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1944); and Frank Bridge’s Phantasie Trio in C Minor for Violin, Cello and Piano (1908).
This concert program takes place Sunday, November 22 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street in Geneva; Sunday, November 29 at 7:30 pm at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston; and Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm at the Pianoforte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. WTTW members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The Music Institute of Chicago presents its sixth annual Jazz Festival, this year pointing the spotlight on Women in Jazz. Performers include:
All performances are 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.