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
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Preston Bradley Hall on the third floor.
All performances are held in The 45-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 SOUTH SHORE OPERA QUARTET
Amaze your students with what the human voice can do! Join the South Shore Opera Company, named Chicago’s No. 1 Classical/Music event of 2013 by the Chicago Sun-Times, on this interactive journey through a unique art form. Through performance, discussion, and audience participation, the quartet will introduce students to the theatrical aspects of vocal performance. The performances include audience participation.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 CONCERT ORCHESTRA / CYSO
Listen to the future. Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) Concert Orchestra will present a concert of “classical” music from a variety of eras. Between each piece, Conductor Michael Mascari, along with members of the predominantly high school-aged orchestra, will demonstrate and discuss individual instruments and take questions from the audience.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 DRUM TALK ENSEMBLE
Drum Talk is a group of diverse percussionists hailing from Chicago’s vibrant drumming community, from the roots of World Percussion, Jazz/Blues, and Afro/Latin drumming, coming together to make modern rhythms using traditional languages resulting in an urban dialogue. Come and hear very energetic, communicative and danceable music by a fun group of highly trained professionals. Plenty of artist/audience participation.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 KINGS OF SOUL
Otis Redding and Sam Cooke wrote some of the most memorable and enduring American Soul songs ever recorded. This new ensemble presents some of their amazing catalog with a Spanish guitar accompaniment and new arrangements featuring the rhythms of Andalusia.
Ongoing Programs and Exhibitions
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.”