Feb. 15, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 10

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    FEBRUARY/MARCH Highlights

  • Borromeo String Quartet
    University of Chicago Presents
    Borromeo String Quartet with Leon Fleisher, piano
    8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $28 general, $11 students.

    Formed in 1989 by four young musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Borromeo String Quartet has quickly won recognition as one of the exceptional ensembles of its generation. The quartet will be joined by Leon Fleisher, who after losing the use of his right hand due to repetitive stress syndrome in 1964, built a career playing left-handed repertoire for piano as well as conducting some of the world’s best orchestras. In 1995 he gave his first public performance of a two-handed piece in over 30 years and has since been performing a limited number of pieces each season. For this concert he will perform Brahms’ Piano Quintet, Op. 34. The program also will include Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet, K. 465, and Bartok’s Quartet No. 1.

  • “The Rite of Spring”
    The Renaissance Society
    “The Rite of Spring” by Katarzyna Kozyra
    Through Sunday, Feb. 25
    10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
    Room 418, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 702-8670. Free.

    For her Midwest debut, internationally acclaimed photo and video artist Katarzyna Kozyra has produced “The Rite of Spring,” an animated film being screened at The Renaissance Society. This new work features a series of senior citizens performing stop-action sequences based on the choreography of Vaslav Nijinsky. This exhibition is part of “In Between: Art From Poland, 1945-2000,” a collaboration among several Chicago museums featuring contemporary art of Poland.

  • University Chorus and Rockefeller Chapel Choir
    Jewish Sacred Song concert
    3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25
    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-7300.
    $10 general, $5 students.

    Under the direction of Randi Von Ellefson, the University Chorus and the Rockefeller Chapel Choir will be joined by cantor Deborah Bard and the choirs of K.A.M. Isaiah-Israel for the second annual Jewish Sacred Song concert. The program will feature 19th and 20th century Jewish choral music and sacred song, including Leonard Bernstein’s popular Chichester Psalms.

  • University Theater

    Off-Off Campus’ Destiny Jerk Reaction
    9 p.m. Fridays, through March 2
    The Blue Gargoyle, 5655 S. University Ave. 702-7300. $4.
    Skylight by David Hare
    8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 24
    Francis X. Kinahan Theater, Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave. 702-7300. $5.
    Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
    8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28-Saturday, March 3
    First Floor Theater, Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave. 702-7300. $8 general, $6 seniors and students.