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May
27
Sat
University Symphony Orchestra: Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concert @ Mandel Hall
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

University Symphony Orchestra: Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concert. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Free. Donations requested at the door: $10 general, $5 students. The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra and combined choruses culminate their 2016-2017 concert season with a gala presentation of Ludwig van Beethoven’s final symphonic masterpiece: the monumental Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, with its distinctive final movement that incorporates a hybrid version of Friedrich Schiller’s 1785 “Ode to Joy”. Beethoven’s powerful setting has been utilized in recent history both as a protest anthem and as a celebration of music – from the Chilean demonstrations against the Pinochet dictatorship, the Chinese student broadcast at Tiananmen Square, Leonard Bernstein’s performance after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to commemorations after the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Acclaimed Chicago soloists Christine Steyer (soprano), Katherine Calcamuggio (alto), Jesse Donner (tenor), and David Govertsen (bass-baritone) join the 250 musicians on stage for two stirring performances, presented by the Department of Music as the 2017 Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concerts. For more information contact the University of Chicago Music Department 773-702-8484.

UT/TAPS & The Dean’s Men present LEAR @ Logan Center, Courtyard
May 27 @ 9:30 pm

UT/TAPS & The Dean’s Men present LEAR. 9:30 p.m. Logan Center, Courtyard, 915 E. 60th St. Free. UT/TAPS & The Dean’s Men present LEAR, written by William Shakespeare, directed by Remy Solomon. It’s the near future. Three spears of light loom large in Logan Center Courtyard. They throw triple shadows on a body, buffeted by a storm: “Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!” Lear, once a monarch, wanders amidst mountains, old men, and matriarchs, as Shakespeare’s most relentless tragedy braves the elements to ask the question: how can those laid low speak truth to power, when broken bonds threaten to bring a nation to its knees? For more information contact University Theater  at 773-702-9315.

May
29
Mon
Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop. 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Graff, Music Production, Slam Poetry, And Footworking Taught By Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble.