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Juicebox

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A FREE music and performance series for the STROLLER SET!

Children enjoying a performance at Juicebox in Prestion Bradley Hall Juicebox in Prestion Bradley Hall

Juicebox offers Chicago’s best music, dance and theater in a kid-friendly setting. A free series of cutting-edge performances, Juicebox is geared to toddlers but is engaging for the whole family. Get your kid’s creative “juices” flowing twice a week every other Friday and Saturday. All Friday performances are 11am at the Chicago Cultural Center and all Saturday performances are 11am at the Garfield Park Conservatory (unless otherwise noted).

 

Joann Cho (Solo Piano)Joann Cho

Friday, April 18

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

Saturday, April 19

Garfield Park Conservatory, Jensen Room

Joann Cho is a Chicago based pianist, composer, and educator. She received her B.M. in composition and piano performance from Northwestern University, and completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in composition at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2012. Joann currently teaches in the Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts Department at Triton College; she lives with her husband and son in Forest Park, IL.

Elaeth Songs is a project inspired by the arrival of my son, Elaeth Ki Duk Kirk, into my life. Elaeth was born on April 29, 2013, and over the course of Elaeth's first few weeks of life, I began to imagine what his musical experience might be like throughout his childhood. By the end of the summer, I had commissioned 17 composers to write brand new solo piano works for him, and the response to the project was overwhelmingly positive. In December, as the scores began arriving in my mailbox, I was humbled and thoroughly impressed by the incredible variety of themes, ideas, and techniques which each composer explored with great care. This collection of new pieces for solo piano features a large number of Chicago based composers, but also represents composers and arrangers from the east and west coasts as well as Europe. It includes lullabies, songs about play, arrangements of jazz tunes, and even a piece to be performed alongside a beautiful recording of cowbells in Switzerland.” - Joann Cho

www.fonemaconsort.com/artists/collaborating-artists/joann-cho-piano

 

Muntu Dance Theater (African Dance and Drumming)Muntu Dance Theater

Friday, May 2

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

Saturday, May 3

Garfield Park Conservatory, Jensen Room

Muntu Dance Theatre performs authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music, and folklore. The Company has existed on the spirit and unbounded energies of its directors, dancers, musicians and staff since 1972 and has achieved an acclaimed reputation for making a consistent artistic statement of cultural and historical significance. Muntu has brought its audiences into the aisles with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm, and song, receiving critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad. The Artistic Director, Amaniyea Payne, is an accomplished performer who has established herself as one of the country’s leading and most rewarding choreographers in cultural dance. She has performed throughout the United States, the West Indies and Europe.

www.muntu.com

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Dates:

  • Ongoing; First and Third Fridays at the Chicago Cultural Center
  • First and Third Saturdays at the Garfield Park Conservatory

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Hours:
11-11:45 am

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Locations:

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago, IL 60602

Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave., Jensen Room
Chicago, IL 60624

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Admission:
FREE

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Accessibility:
The following services are available for persons with disabilities:

  • Accessible entrance, 77 E. Randolph St.
  • Accessible restroom facilities
  • Wheelchair loans, see information desk for availability
  • ASL interpreters are provided with 72 hours notice
  • Assisted Listening Devices available for public event

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Public Transportation:
For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com