Posts tagged with "music"
Hear music from 17th-century English, French, Italian, and German courts performed on original instruments, and learn why the violin band was Europe’s most popular professional entertainment ensemble. Thomas Mace, an English lutenist and composer of the same century, referred to the violin band as a "High-Priz'd Noyse fit to make a man's Ear Glow, and fill his brains full of frisks.”
Performers include David Douglass, violin; Brandi Berry, violin and viola; Jakob Hansen, violin and viola; Jeremy Ward, bass violin.
Learn the history of Chicago music that you never knew existed. Two experts will shed light on unsung Chicago-area artists, from ‘50s bluesmen to ‘60s psych-garage rockers to ‘80s post-punks and beyond. Steve Krakow (AKA Plastic Crimewave) publishes The Secret History of Chicago Music bi-weekly in the Chicago Reader, and Rob Sevier’s Numero Group is the top reissue label for lost and forgotten Chicago artists.
The Library’s new bookmobile is making its rounds with a new look and great updates users will appreciate. The new color and graphics on the outside are just the beginning. It is three feet longer so it has more room to carry the newest books, movies, music and magazines. It also has a higher ceiling, additional skylights and better lighting. And with lower steps into the bookmobile, it is even easier to come aboard. In addition to the added space, it has a new “green” feature – a battery pack that helps save fuel by using the generator less. Check here to see when it is coming to a stop near you.To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.
The movies are filled with excerpts from classical music. WFMT's Carl Grapentine of classical radio station, WFMT/98.7 FM, presents a program highlighting classical music as used in many of your favorite movies. He'll also present some excerpts that you've never heard from the original score for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Ars Viva and the Music Institute of Chicago are pleased to introduce Music for Life - a family music experience. Drawing on an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes drama, musical creation, creative movement, storytelling, and visual arts, Music for Life’s philosophy is that music is best understood through experience as well as context. After listening to an excerpt from Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, children will be led in an exploration of the music they just heard. For school-age children and their families.
Join us at Biggby Coffee, 21 S. Dunton Avenue, for LoudMouth Open Mic Night. The event will kick off with a dynamic performance by Kristiana Colón, one of Chicago's Def Poets. Then it's your turn to read a short story or poem, try your hand at stand-up comedy, or strum a few songs for a highly-caffeinated audience. Open mic signup starts at 6:30 p.m.; preregistration not required. For ages 13 and older.
Kristiana Colón, one of Chicago's Def Poets, is a poet, playwright, actress, and educator who has been writing and performing for eight years. She has been featured on Power 92, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, WGN Radio, and WZRD. Kristiana has rocked the mic at some of the Midwest's top venues including the Park West, the Metro, the Star Plaza Theater, the Aragon, the HotHouse, Darkroom, Subterranean, the Funky Buddha Lounge and Sonotheque, as well as venues across the nation and abroad. Kristiana has shared stages with highly acclaimed writers Marc Smith, the creator of the worldwide 'poetry slam' phenomenon, Haki Madhubuti, Luis Rodriguez, Kevin Coval, Tara Betts, Sonia Sanchez, Malik Yusef, and has opened for De La Soul, Grammy-nominated band Ozomatli and internationally-acclaimed comedian Damon Williams.
Date and time: Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Location: Biggby Coffee, 21 S. Dunton Ave.
The Potts & Pans Steel Band will showcase the many facets of the steel pan (also commonly called the steel drum), playing musical genres ranging from classical to calypso and jazz to pop. Matt Potts is one of only a handful of qualified steel pan tuners in the USA. He will share not only the rich history of the instrument but also the complex process of building and tuning them.