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Songs of La Belle Époque
Sunday, October 13
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Museum Members $30; Public $40 Buy tickets
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Experience La Belle Époque, when art nouveau flourished and masterpieces abounded. This special evening features musicians Nathalie Colas, the French-born classical soprano, and Eugenia Cheng, the talented pianist, joining together in a celebration of period French melodies. During the recital, the audience will enjoy Colas and Cheng performing the work of France’s “Beautiful Era’s” most celebrated composers, including Debussy, Faure, Duparc, and Chausson.
Doors open one hour prior to the concert for guests wishing to visit the Museum.
This program is presented in partnership with PianoForte Foundation.
About PianoForte Foundation
PianoForte Foundation (PFF) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of the piano in Chicago and creating a vibrant piano community that closely connects audiences and artists. PFF brings excitement and appreciation for piano music to a wide audience through high-quality concerts, festivals, competitions, education, outreach, and public broadcasts. For more information, visit PianoForteFoundation.org.
Image: Eugenia Cheng, left, and Nathalie Colas, right.
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Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday, October 11
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. Join us for a lively discussion of Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Read more
Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Friday, October 17
Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticello returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Gardens for a Beautiful America
Thursday, October 30
Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. Read more
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