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Francis Alys

Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues) and Politics of Rehearsal
September 28 – December 14, 2008

 
 
Sun, Sep 28, 20084:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
There will be a talk with the artist and Hamza Walker from 5-6 pm, in Cobb Hall Room 307 (directly below the gallery.)
 
Thu, Oct 2, 20088:00 pm

Concert

Brad Brickner (clarinet), James Falzone (clarinet), and Tomeka Reid (cello)

Location: Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St.
Admission: free
 
For his first Society concert, Brickner, a Hyde Park native, aced a bill of Twentieth Century solo clarinet classics by the likes of Vincent Persichetti, Shulamit Ran, Burton Beerman, Elliot Carter, Paul Harvey and Igor Stravinsky. That was a warm up. This time he is back with friends who constitute greater fire power. Falzone, an outstanding clarinetist and composer, will be on hand to co-perform his work Sema for two clarinets. Reid, having appeared on bills and recordings with a who?s who of the young Chicago Jazz scene, is a bona fide staple on a scene bursting with talent.

This concert will take place in Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St. (One building east of Cobb Hall on the main quadrangle of the University). FREE
 
Sat, Oct 4, 20088:00 pm

Concert

Polwechsel

Location: Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St.
Admission: free
 
Burkhard Beins, drums, percussion
Martin Brandlmayr, drums, percussion
Werner Dafeldecker, double bass
Michael Moser, cello & computer

Over the course of five releases, this Austrian quartet has crafted a sound all its own by blurring the line between improvised and composed music. With an incredibly delicate and textural sound that could be discussed equally as a space, their last release, Archives of the North, still has this writer recovering from a bout with the sublime.

This concert will take place in Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St. (One building east of Cobb Hall on the main quadrangle of the University). FREE
 
Tue, Oct 7, 20086:00 pm

Lecture

The New Narcocultura: A Talk About Mexico
Alma Guillermoprieto

Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St.
Admission: free
 
The author of three books and recipient of numerous awards, Guillermoprieto has written about Latin America for more than 20 years. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker.

Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies and co-sponsored by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies. Sponsorship provided by the Tinker Visiting Professor endowment at the University of Chicago.

This event will take place in Social Sciences room 122 (1126 E. 59th St.) FREE
 
Fri, Oct 10, 20088:00 pm

Concert

Works by Latin American Composers
The Millennium Chamber Players

Location: Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St.
Admission: free
 
Carlos Chavez
Silvestre Revueltas
Rub?n Gonzalez
Paquito D'Rivera
Gustavo Leone
Gabriela Frank

This concert will feature a stellar range of styles by contemporary Latin American composers. Led by Maestro Robert Katkov-Trevino, the Millennium Chamber Players are Chicago?s newest critically acclaimed chamber ensemble.

This concert will take place in Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St. (One building east of Cobb Hall on the main quadrangle of the University). FREE
 
Sun, Nov 9, 20082:00 pm

Lecture

?Somos Piratas y Qu? Survival and Resistance on the Streets of Mexico City
John C. Cross

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Cross is a sociologist and expert on the informal economy, Mexico City?s in particular. His oft-cited, 1998 book Informal Politics: Street Vendors and the State in Mexico City, is used by any number of disciplines including economics, urban studies, and political science. His recent work ?Somos Piratas y Qu?? Globalization and Local Resistance, The Case of Cultural Piracy in Mexico examines the global campaign against ?piracy??the theft of intellectual property rights?as it relates to NAFTA and other multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, with the results being a popular backlash against globalization itself.

This event will take place in Cobb Hall, Room 409
 
Sun, Nov 16, 20088:00 pm

Concert

Frances-Marie Uitti (cello)

Location: Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St.
Admission: free
 
The Society is excited to host Uitti, who has performed definitive interpretations of works by some of the late 20th Century?s greatest composers, including Kurtag, Scelsi and Nono. In 1975, she developed a double-bow technique that transformed her cello into a truly polyphonic instrument capable of sustained chordal and intricate multivoiced writing. With any luck, her custom, 12 gauge, stringless, electronic cello will be completed and we can exploit her eagerness to show it off.

This concert will take place in Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St. (One building east of Cobb Hall on the main quadrangle of the University). FREE
 
Tue, Dec 9, 20088:00 pm

Concert

Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)

Location: Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St.
Admission: free
 
Anzellotti is recognized as one of the world's foremost accordionists, with a solo repertoire of incomparable scope. More than 300 new works have been written for him by the likes of composers such as Luciano Berio, George Aperghis, Brice Pauset, Heinz Holliger, Toshio Hosokawa, Mauricio Kagel, Michael Jarrell, Isabel Mundry, Gerard Pesson, Matthias Pintscher, Wolfgang Rihm, Salvatore Sciarrino, Marco Stroppa, Jorg Widmann and Hans Zender.

This concert will take place in Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St. (One building east of Cobb Hall on the main quadrangle of the University). FREE
 

   
   
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