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Savoy at The Mid

Savoy @ The Mid
February 1, 2013 12:00am
Electronic Music

Meet The Mid, Located In Chicago’s Meatpacking District In The West Loop, It Meets Somewhere In The Middle Of The City Between Chicago’s Downtown And The Neighborhoods Within The City; Somewhere In The Middle Of A Live Music Venue And An Upscale Nightclub.

The Mid Seems To Be In Tune With Live Music And Nightlife To Give Music Lovers The Ultimate Concert Experience. The 801-Person Venue Is Located At 306 N. Halsted.

Outside The Doors Of The Club, The Great Views Of The Downtown Skyline Remind You Of The Wonderful City Of Chicago. Inside The Mid, You Will Find Three Full Service Bars, Ample Room For Dancing, Cozy Booths And Table Seating, And A VIP Room Equipped With Its Own Bar And DJ Booth. With The Second Floor Balcony And Seating, There Is Not A Bad Seat In The House, And The Dual-Floor Bathrooms That Are Bigger Than Some Apartments. Simple Modern Touches Like Exposed Brick And Dark Wood Floors Make The Place Look Rich Yet Relaxed. All Of These Elements Keep With The Venue’s Direction To Pave The Way For Music-Centric Clubs In Chicago

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World Music Festival: Chicago 2011

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture presents the 13th annual World Music Festival: Chicago this September 15 – 22, 2011. A celebration of music from around the globe continues this year at the city-wide, multi-venue, week-long festival. Presented at area museums, parks, cultural centers, plazas, theaters, clubs, and other venues, events include a combination of free and low-cost ticketed concerts, many of which are family friendly.

Check out the schedule here.

World Music from Illinois to Italy and beyond…

Illinois-born, Nashville-based, clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past, and as attuned to the global as she is to the local. Abigail pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the result is both traditional and exotic..

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is the foremost and longest standing traditional music band from Salento, Italy, located in the Puglia region. Playing the energetic pizzica, a style of music and dance native to this region, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino features drums, violin, guitar, bass, tamburello, accordion, flute, Italian bag pipes, harmonica and vocals to form a sound full of energy, passion, rhythm and mystery.

Hot Opera! SummerOpera: Maria de Buenos Aires

The 12th Annual Summer Opera presents three performances of “Maria de Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer, August 12 – 14.

Catalina CuervoThe 20th-century Tango Operita, “Maria de Buenos Aires,” tells the story of the seductive Maria, played by the astonishing young soprano Catalina Cuervo, who embarks on a journey through life, death and the after-life with the hauntingly beautiful sound of the bandoneon, played by Grammy Award-winner Raul Jaurena. Cuervo performs in the company of highly praised baritone Ricardo Herrera.

Music Director Gerardo Moreira travels from Rio de la Plata to conduct the Chicago production of “Maria de Buenos Aires,” which he has been championing since 1992 in the most prestigious concert halls in the world including Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Teatro Solis in Montevideo, Uruguay and throughout Latin America.

Elbio Barilari narrates in the original dialect of Rio de la Plata, lunfardo. The fully staged production incorporates stunning tango sequences performed by guest dancer Victoria Vargas, of the Joffrey Ballet, and dancers of Tango 21 under the direction of Jorge Niedas, Artistic Director of Tango 21. Barilari and Niedas share credit for the Stage Direction of this production.

Raul Jaurena, along with the Maria de Buenos Aires Tango Orchestra, will also perform at Chicago SummerDance, Thursday, August 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. following a free Argentine Tango lesson by instructors from Tango 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. Chicago SummerDance takes place in Grant Park’s Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan Ave, every Thursday through Saturday through Sept. 18. For the full SummerDance schedule, visit www.ChicagoSummerDance.org.

Summer Opera is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture (COTC). “Maria de Buenos Aires” is presented in collaboration with the Latino Music Festival, a program of the ILCC, International Latino Cultural Center. Accommodations are generously provided by Seneca Hotel and Suites in downtown Chicago. For more information, visit senecahotel.com.

For more Chicago Cultural Center events visit chicagoculturalcenter.org

2011 Chicago Blues Festival

Have a great musical date night out to the hot blues sounds in Grant Park June 10th, 2011 – June 12th, 2011.

Chicago Blues Festival flickr photo by gingerbydesignThe Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.

Admission is free so get your ears on for an evening stroll through Grant Park or bring some chairs, get a couple strips of food and beverage tickets (12 for $8) and settle in for some jams and people watching.

This festival is HUGE so be sure to get all the details about the various locations and preview events leading up to the big weekend.

Date Night Delight in the Joy of the Chicago Children’s Choir

Celebrate the holidays in Millennium Park, when Caroling at Cloud Gate returns on Friday evenings each week throughout the holiday season. Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to Cloud Gate to hear the beautiful voices of different Chicago choral groups, including the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, the Chicago Children’s Choir, the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Wicker Park Choral Singers, and participate in a holiday sing-along.

Friday, December 3
Chicago Children’s Choir
The Chicago Children’s Choir is a multiracial, multicultural choral music education organization dedicated to shaping the future by making a difference in the lives of children and youth through musical excellence. Today, The Chicago Children’s Choir serves more than 3,000 young singers and is America’s largest, most comprehensive organization devoted to the musical education of children. By developing musical skills and performing in public, the children acquire poise, increased self-esteem, and an understanding that discipline and hard work bring rewards. Tonight’s performance is conducted by Judy Hanson, Director of Choral Programs.

Friday, December 10
Old Town School of Folk Music
Throughout its 50 year history, the Old Town School of Folk Music has taught and celebrated music through cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities. Tonight’s event features Chicago Tribune commentators Eric Zorn and Mary Schmich, and Old Town School faculty and students in a special “Caroling at Cloud Gate” edition of Songs of Good Cheer, an annual holiday caroling party now in its 12th year at the Old Town School.

Friday, December 17
Wicker Park Choral Singers
Wicker Park Choral Singers has quickly grown from a grassroots effort in the spring of 2008 to an established performing arts ensemble in the Chicagoland area. Its approximately forty members are passionate about making world-class choral music accessible to the community, and are committed to producing concerts that are free and open to the public. With repertoire ranging from Renaissance motets to contemporary works of today’s foremost composers, WPCS aims to provide something to excite and engage each and every audience member.

Admission is free. Caroling at Cloud Gate is supported by the Comer Foundation, with complimentary warm beverages courtesy of Caribou Coffee.

* Date 11.26.2010 – 12.17.2010
* Time(s) Fri, 6:00pm – 6:50pm
* Location Chase Promenade Central
* Note Performance may be shorter due to extreme cold conditions

Romanticize Your Hump Day

As if getting through a Wednesday isn’t hard enough knowing the better half of the week is right around the corner. Why not plan a romantic evening in the park with your special lady friend and put it in the past. The Grant Park Orchestra will being filling your night romantic soothing sounds that will melt any woman’s heart. Don’t forget your picnic basket.

Grant Park Music Festival: Piano Romanticism and the Fairy’s Kiss

* Date 07.28.2010
* Time(s) Wed, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
* Location Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Franz Liszt embodied both his creative genius and flamboyant showmanship in his Piano Concerto No. 2 while Igor Stravinsky based his luminous ballet The Fairy’s Kiss on a tale by Hans Christian Andersen and several little-known pieces of Tchaikovsky.

Stravinsky The Fairy’s Kiss
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2, A major
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Grant Park Orchestra; Hannu Lintu, Conductor; Markus Groh, Piano

source: Millennium Park

When spending a evening in the park what do you bring with to insure a great night?