Grammy-nominated composer Christopher Theofanidis’s “Northern Lights” will receive its world-premiere performance August 8-9 with the Grant Park Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millenium Park, in a concert which will include a performance of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2. Theofanidis’s work, inspired by a children’s story about the origins of the aurora borealis, will be more…
Sunday, January 26, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Jesse McQuarters takes us back to the Javanese Village of the 1893 World’s Fair in this story, “Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair,” an exhibition running through September at the Field Museum in Chicago. He also speaks with Claire Fassnacht, and Friends of the Gamelan.