Concerts & Events

Saturday, November 5, 2016  ♦  6:00 PM  ·  Activities

Saturday, November 5, 2016  ♦  7:30 PM  ·  Concert

Nina Simone: Reflection

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

  • Nina Simone: Reflection

    “An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.” - Nina Simone

    Nina Simone was a singer, songwriter and activist who called out the truths of her time. In our Uncovered Series, Old Town School faculty and staff will honor Ms. Simone through music and dance and reflect on what's happening in our world today. With Election Day around the corner, this show will be both entertaining and timely.

    Come Sunday
    Sue Demel
    Michael Miles
    Shanta Nurullah
    Rebecca Toon
    Bill Brickey
    Andrea Bunch
    Reggio McLaughlin
    Shelley Miller
    John Mead
    Melissa Mallinson
    Alton Smith
    Rita Ruby
    Tisa Batchelder
    Tommi Zender
    Kim Davis
    Jimmy Tomasello

    Join us from 6:00-7:00 PM for Nina Simone-related participatory activities.Ticket price includes both the pre-show activities and the concert.

    Pre-Show Activities
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Pop-up Choir with Andrea Bunch

    Folks of all singing levels are welcome to come together and experience the joy of harmony singing - to the rich music of Nina Simone! We'll start with some vocal warmups and harmony singing exercises. Then, we'll all learn a couple of tunes that reflect the times arranged for vocal harmony!

    Reflect The Times Through Spoken Word

    Join K-Love The Poet, one of Old Town School's newest teaching artists to explore self-expression and reflection through spoken word. She will lead the group in writing exercises and demonstrate delivery techniques.

    Songbook with Shelley Miller

    Strum and sing some classic tunes that Nina wrote or performed with dynamic Old Town School teaching artist, Shelley Miller.

    Dance Of The Times, Intro to Contemporary Dance With Kim Davis

    Participants will engage in a warm-up, learn movement principles and exercises and culminate with choreography set to Nina Simone's "Feeling Good." The activity will be lead by Kim Davis, Old Town School's Dance and Movement program manager.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000