WBEZ | Chicago Sinfonietta http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-sinfonietta Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: A UnMasked Ball http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-unmasked-ball-99696 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <em>Freud&#39;s Last Session</em></strong></span></span> has been extended again, through September 2.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/CS-ball-eviteNEW_web.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 420px; " title="" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;You can attend&nbsp;</strong></span></span><st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><a href="http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>Chicago</strong></span></span></a></st1:place></st1:city><a href="http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong> Sinfonietta</strong></span></span></a>&rsquo;s 25th UnMasked Anniversary Ball -- which is black-tie -- called&nbsp;<em>Music UnMasked: The Colors of Sound </em>this Saturday evening. Well, if you RSVPed by May 25 you could have (though it <a href="http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/event/2012ball/">looks like</a> there&#39;s still space).</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;<a href="http://porchlightmusictheatre.org">Porchlight</a>&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Chicago Sings</em>&nbsp;</strong></span></span>benefit concert will celebrate Jerry Herman on June 18 at 7 pm at the Mayne Stage. On the roster:&nbsp;Sean Blake, E. Faye Butler, Joan Curto, Rebecca Finnegan, Heidi Kettenring, Ross Lehman, Tom Michael, Johanna McKenzie Miller, Meghan Murphy, Peggy Roeder and Bethany Thomas<strong>.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <a href="http://TonightItsLive.com"><em>Tonight It&#39;s Live</em></a> with Tom Bambara</strong></span></span> opens its 5th season at Oracle on June 9, for an erratic run of late-night performances this summer. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;Phylicia Rashad and&nbsp;Paul Oakley Stovall </strong></span></span>will be talking back to you <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-04/daily-rehearsal-phylicia-rashad-direct-new-paul-oakley-stovall-play">about<em> Immediate Family</em></a> during a preview performance on June 3 at 2pm at the Goodman; Michelle Boone, the Cultural Affairs commissioner, will moderate the discussion. It &quot;will focus on the evolving portrait of African-American families on the American stage, as well as the cultural shifts challenging today&#39;s family bonds.&quot;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 13:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-unmasked-ball-99696 Exploring outer space with music http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-01/exploring-outer-space-music-93659 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-01/6192572182_6d440ce03b_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The tagline for the 1979 film <em>Alien</em> was, “In space no one can hear you scream.” Fortunately, some other people who looked to the stars heard different sounds. Take <a href="http://josefrancisco.org/" target="_blank">Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado</a>, an astronomer and visual artist at the <a href="http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/" target="_blank">Adler Planetarium</a>. Over the past few years, Salgado and the <a href="http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/" target="_blank">Chicago Sinfonietta</a> came together to mix art and science. The good doctor provides video footage, still images and historic drawings of the solar system and the Sinfonietta brings the soundtrack. Their latest collaboration is called <a href="http://kv265.org/" target="_blank"><em>Moonrise</em></a> and it will premier this Saturday at<a href="http://northcentralcollege.edu/home" target="_blank"> North Central College</a> in Naperville as part of the <a href="http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/event/concert-ii/" target="_blank"><em>Under the Night Sky</em></a> concert. To find out more about the lofty goals behind this project, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke with Salgado.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 14:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-01/exploring-outer-space-music-93659