SHARE WITH STUDENTS: School of Theatre and Music Concerts – 4/28, 4/30, 5/1, and 5/3. Celebrate the end of the year!

The weather is getting warm, leaves are appearing on the trees, and here at UIC we’re gearing up for the end of the semester. With graduation only a few weeks away, it’s natural for students and staff to step back and take stock of where we’ve been––as well as look ahead. Our upcoming concerts take a look at how the traditions of the past inform our world today––from myths of Orpheus and Scheherazade to Mozart’s timeless Requiem to the jazz rhythms of yesterday in ever-changing arrangements and configurations. All concerts are pay-what-you-can admission, with UIC students free with ID.

An Exciting Collaboration with Some of Chicago’s Finest String Players!

A phenomenal group of established string musicians joins the UIC Orchestra for a night of myth, folklore, and adventure told through music. Come and be transported from the remotest parts of the Polish countryside to Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous musical riff on the Thousand and One Nights, concluding with a dip into Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, complete with its famous “can-can” tune.

 April 28th at 7:30 p.m. – UIC Orchestra at the UIC Theatre

 

See the other events next week as well:

April 30th at 7:30 p.m. – Jazz Ensemble – Recital Hall (L285), 1044 W. Harrison St. – the UIC Jazz Ensemble presents its final concert of the year. Catch UIC’s big band one more time before the summer hits!

May 1 at 7:30 p.m. – Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Workshop – Recital Hall (L285), 1044 W. Harrison St. – Join us for a laid-back evening of jazz, featuring the formidable musical stylings of our Vocal Jazz Ensemble in concert with Jazz Workshop students.

May 3 at 7:30 p.m. – UIC Sings!: Choral Masterworks – St. Francis of Assisi Church, 813 W Roosevelt Rd – Mozart’s glorious Requiem in concert with Steve Dobrogosz’s jazz-influenced Mass.

See the full list of events!