Upcoming Major Events
Schola Antiqua: Behold How Good and How Pleasant
Saturday April 14 | 8 pm
Schola Antiqua honors the legacy of musicologist Theodore C. Karp (1926–2015) with an evening highlighting musical repertories illuminated by his scholarship. The concert, directed by Michael Alan Anderson, centers on rarely performed French secular song and twelfth century sacred polyphony from the Abbey of St. Martial in Limoges. The tribute concludes with a complete performance of Orlande de Lassus’ monumental Prophetiae Sibyllarum. $25 at the door, $10 students and seniors. Sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute and the Music Department.
Fifth House Ensemble: Degenerate Art
Sunday April 15 | 4 pm
Throughout history, art has maintained the power to threaten the social order. Delving into music that was censored, banned, and propagandized as “degenerate,” Fifth House Ensemble sheds new light on works by artists facing oppression under three different oppressive regimes: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and McCarthyism here in the United States where individuals, ideas, and art were deemed un-American. 5HE collaborates with the American Civil Liberties Union, Holocaust Community Services, the Spertus Institute, Artists at Risk, and the University of Chicago to share and illuminate poignant historical and present day stories of artists from around the world. Discussion after the performance. $20 at fifth-house.com; free to students (first 50 online, first 50 with ID at the door).
White Elephant Archive
Monday April 23 | 7:30 pm | Bond Chapel
The White Elephant Archive, Setting No. 3 explores the legacy of the Holocaust from the perspective of the third generation living in Austria today. In this intensely personal, documentary / object theatre production Eduard Freudmann uses his family’s archive—which includes poems written by his grandfather while imprisoned in concentration camps—to explore his family’s silence about the Holocaust, and his own attempt to understand the burden of this legacy through art. The piece reflects on the politics of Holocaust commemoration in Austria, and larger questions about how to speak of a horror once its witnesses are gone or silent. Free. Presented by the University of Chicago Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, with support from the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria, Federal Chancellery of Austria, and Austrian Cultural Forum New York City.
A Meeting of Two Seas 2.0
Featuring special guests Riyaaz Qawwali
Saturday April 28 | 7:30 pm
Music, dance, and poetry from India and Pakistan—a concert celebrating the joint contributions of Hindus and Muslims to the artistic traditions of South Asia. To be followed by a catered dinner. Free and open to all. Sponsored by the Hindu Student Sangam, Muslim Students Association, Spiritual Life, South Asian Students Association, Rockefeller Chapel, Department of Music, and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies.
Saturday June 2 | 4 pm
A festive celebration of the Bernstein centennial, with excerpts from Chichester Psalms, Make Our Garden Grow, Choruses from The Lark, and other favorites. Featuring nearly 200 members of the university choirs with Thomas Weisflog on the organ, the concert ends with a unique performance of Bernstein on the carillon and amplified instruments featuring university carillonneur Joey Brink. An Alumni Weekend event, free and open to the public.