This autumn we invite you to take a relaxing yet entertaining midday break at the library!
This month the Harold Washington Library Center Visual and Performing Arts section hosts a series of free afternoon performances in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium featuring local musicians and dancers.
Kimberly Davis: "The Piano in Latin America: A Musical Tour"
12:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 14
Pianist Kimberly Davis performs classical music by some of Latin America's most prominent composers from Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Argentina. "I talk briefly about the composers and their music during the performance, and as I am bilingual in Spanish and English, I can present this information in both languages," she says. Her program will range from 19th century pieces to contemporary melodies.
Chanmin Park Classical Piano Recital
12:15 p.m. Friday, October 23
13-year-old pianist Chanmin Park plays classical music by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff. Born in Korea, Chanmin immigrated to the United States nearly five years ago and has been studying piano with Brenda Huang for two years. His program is presented in cooperation with the Emilio del Rosario Music Foundation.
DanceWorks Chicago: "Made in Chicago”
12:15 p.m. Thursday, October 29
Visual and Performing Arts' "Made in Chicago" series, featuring local dance companies or choreographers, resumes for the fall season with DanceWorks Chicago. Vibrant and innovative, DanceWorks Chicago is proud to share a diverse repertory featuring who is new and what is next in contemporary dance, as well as showcase exciting work from established choreographers.
Andy Costello: "Preludes and Fugues of Bach and Shostakovich"
12:15 p.m. Friday, October 30
Pianist-composer Andy Costello, a Chicago native, performs preludes and fugues of Bach and Shostakovich as a preview of his debut album to be produced by Blue Griffin Recording in spring 2016. Costello has established himself as a musician of versatility, creativity, originality and imagination. He's been praised by the PianoForte Foundation of Chicago for "blazing a truly unique path for himself."