Wednesday, November 7, 2012 ♦ 8:30 PMRadio M welcomes
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall :: 4544 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000
A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.
Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed by 8:20 PM will be released to waiting patrons.
Get ready for an emotionally powerful, artistic voyage awash with warm harmonies, intricate textures and spellbinding rhythms. Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo, Salonica and Jerusalem, the award-winning Guy Mendilow Ensemble breathes new life into centuries-old Sephardi songs. Epic tales of sailors and love lost to the seas, fantastic dreams and the intrigue of kings and queens abound in arrangements that crackle with rich musical storytelling.
Step into a new world of Ladino music, re- imagined by a team of internationally recognized players and spearheaded by charismatic Israeli composer/performer Guy Mendilow. It's a recasting that shifts from spare to sweepingly cinematographic, taking the music out of the realm of art songs and back to its roots as songs of the streets and of fiestas: A music alive with adventure and humor and grit.
"It's a folk music of hope and affirmation, sophisticated in its delivery but easily accessible to listeners anywhere." - The Chicago Tribune
Join us for a spectacular show featuring finalists and winners of a televised youth talent show competition from Sochi, Russia. These extraordinary musicians and dancers, between the ages of 9 - 21, are in Chicago to share their rich musical traditions and to raise awareness about Sochi, the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Special guest musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music have been invited to participate in this international cultural exchange. The featured performers are Diana Osyko, Anzhelika Kalendzhyan, Sofia Marnautova, and Elena Turianskaia.