Chicago Cultural Center: Free Young People’s Concerts.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South. Take the elevators at the Washington Street entrance. 10:30AM and 12PM.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
All performances are held in Preston Bradley Hall on the third floor. The 45-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.
YAS QUARTET – Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Yas Quartet, an award winning ensemble based in Chicago, is passionate about engaging audiences through creative programming and powerful performances. The concert is focused on introducing the string quartet, showing the differences and similarities between the instruments and demonstrating how all four can work together in a chamber music setting. They will explore such aspects of music as melody, harmony and rhythm. These simple elements will help the audience feel they are part of the music-making experience.
V3NTO BRASS TRIO – Thursday, May 25, 2017
What is a brass instrument? How do they play so many notes with only three buttons? Why does the hornist put her hand in the bell? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed in V3NTO Brass Trio’s interactive performance. This musical expedition will feature various styles including classical, jazz, and folk as V3NTO explores basic musical concepts, along with what makes brass instruments unique.
RICA OBSESION (RICH OBSESSION) – Thursday, June 1, 2017
Our season finale brings you sounds of Latin America. These versatile musicians will perform Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and other Latin styles. They will also explain the different instruments and rhythms with details of where they originated. A very informative and interactive presentation you and your students will love. You don’t want to miss it!
Ongoing Programs and Exhibitions
Stand Up for Landmarks! Protests, Posters & Pictures, Landmark Chicago Gallery, 1st Floor South, Ongoing
StoryCorps, 1st Floor North, Ongoing
Chicago Greeter “Insta-Greeter” Visits, Fridays-Sundays, Visitor Information Center, 10 am–3 pm
Building Tours, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, meet at Randolph Lobby, 1:15 pm
About the Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, was the first permanent Chicago Public Library after the original library was lost in the Chicago fire in 1871. In addition to the library the building was also a Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (on the north side) dedicated to Northern soldiers who fought in the Civil War. All the Civil War artifacts once displayed here are now located at the Harold Washington Library. Here’s the buildings extensive history.
The City of Chicago refers to it as “a People’s Palace – a celebration of the arts, education, Chicago, and the world.”