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Where in the World is Quintet Attacca?
Saturday, March 10
A special winter family concert series presented in partnership with Rush Hour Concerts
Each week in this three-part series, a new theme will introduce young music enthusiasts and their adult companions to basic musical concepts and help them get to know the woodwind family by solving The Mystery of the Missing Musical Clock on February 25, choosing a Quintet Idol winner on March 3, and playing Where in the World is Quintet Attacca? on March 10.
Families may attend all or choose one; then, after each concert, a special treasure hunt will be available for young guests to explore the museum. As space is limited, reservations are recommended.
Where in the World is Quintet Attacca?
Where will Quintet Attacca go on their upcoming world tour? They don’t know, but their creative manager has given them some surprise pieces to play to help them. The audience’s horizons are expanded as they hear music from all over the world, learn about its different characteristics and a little about the countries, too. Music selections span from Scott Joplin of the US to Francaix of France to Justinian Tamasuza of Uganda. Quintet Attacca will provide clues, a colorful world map, and even some costumes to help the audience figure out “Where in the World is Quintet Attacca?”
About Quintet Attacca
Founded in 1999, Quintet Attacca is an ensemble dedicated to bringing the unique sound of the wind quintet to all types of audiences. In recent years, Quintet Attacca has committed itself to inspiring a love of chamber music in young performers. From its “Chamber Winds” program, which originated at the Music Institute of Chicago, to the recent completion of its third annual Summer Chamber Music Institute at MIC, Quintet Attacca is passionate about supporting chamber music opportunities for young musicians.
Death, Disease and Bones: The Lincoln Park Walking Tour
Saturdays, October 18 & November 1
Wednesday, October 29
On this fascinating walking tour, learn about the macabre history of Chicago's Lincoln Park, which was once a vast, windswept cemetery. Read more
Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light
Wednesday, November 12
Louis C. Tiffany used colored glass as a painter uses pigments. In this illustrated lecture, Lindsy Parrott, Director/Curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, will explore the history of Tiffany's glass and highlight some of the special types of glass found in his celebrated windows and lamps. Read more
An Intimate Evening with Bach
Thursday, November 13
Join us as award-winning and nationally celebrated Colombian-American cellist, Christine Lamprea makes her debut at performing J.S. Bach’s classic, Suite No. 6 together with an inspired medley of 20th-century compositions. Read more
Sounds of the Season
Saturday, November 22
Once again this year, period-dressed carolers treat passersby to their favorite holiday songs from the Museum's front porch. Stop by before making your way to the Magnificent Mile's Lights Festival! Read more
Glitter & Gold Holiday Brunch
Saturday, December 6
Gather with family and friends for our first holiday brunch in the Museum’s historic Ballroom. Read more
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Holiday Cabaret
Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13
‘Tis the season to delight in the sensational vocal-stylings of acclaimed artist, David Edelfeldt. Together, he and Chicago’s favorite chanteuse, Becky McKenzie will perform winter and holiday favorites in their popular cabaret-style, while you enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Read more
Santa Saturday 2
Saturdays, December 13 and 20
Celebrate the traditions of Gilded Age America that continue to make our winter holidays special! Read more
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