Music

YIVO - Duo Cotroverso Concert

A musical journey from Eastern European shtetls to the Jewish-American wedding scene. The program includes liturgical music, celebratory dances and instrumental versions of traditional folk songs. Perfrmed by Kurt Bjorling, clarinet and basset horn, and Annette Bjorling, harpist. A Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture event.

Elaine Dame Jazz Concert

Elaine Dame sings and people stop and listen. The woman who Time Out, Chicago calls a “jazz dynamo” and “a gem in the city’s vocal jazz scene” has been turning heads and capturing attention for the past fifteen years, a mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene.

From her regular appearances at New York City’s Rainbow Room to her headlining performance at the 2015 Chicago Jazz Festival, Elaine’s career is spent at the heart of swinging and sophisticated jazz.

Instrument Petting Zoo

The instructors from the Music Institute of Chicago will demonstrate instruments for you and then you can play them yourself. There will be strings, percussion, guitar/bass, keyboard, and wind instruments. From 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. there will also be a Musikgarten class ideal for children birth through age three.
Makey Makey instruments with New Media Department. And crafts to take home. No tickets are required for this free drop-in event.

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Rahul Sharma Sitar Concert

Join Dr. Rahul Sharma for an informative and engaging introduction to Hindustani classical music! Utilizing improvisatory performance, demonstration, audience participation and a bit of lecture, Dr. Sharma will guide the audience on a journey they won't soon forget. The audience will be invited to reflect on their own experiences of sitar pieces. The concepts of Raaga and Taal will be discussed. Dr. Sharma will also share how studying this music form, as well as other world music traditions, has taught him lessons about communication, appreciation of diversity, and cultural identity.

Concert - Sones de Mexico Ensemble: A Musical Geography of Mexico

Take a guided musical tour around Mexico with this Grammy-nominated folk music ensemble specializing in Mexican ‘son’ including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho, and more.
Winners of the 2015 Chicago Music Awards for Best Latin Band, Sones de Mexico has toured, coast-to-coast, performing at The Getty Villa Museum in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, Millennium Park in Chicago, and as far as Beijing, China.

Eric Lugosch Guitar

Eric Lugosch is a National Fingerpicking Champion who captivates acoustic guitar connoisseurs and fascinates lovers of jazz, R&B, blues and ragtime. This program will include traditional American music from the 19th and 20th centuries.