March 1, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 11

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    March Highlights

  • The Clerks’ Group
    University of Chicago Presents
    The Clerks’ Group
    8 p.m. Friday, March 2
    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-8068. $28 general, $11 students.
    Founded at Oxford University, this vocal group has made its reputation on often neglected Renaissance repertoire, particularly Flemish sacred music. In their Chicago debut, The Clerks’ Group will perform “The Rose and the Pomegranate,” a program that tells the story of the marriage of Mary I of England and Philip II of Spain. The match was intended to secure a new line of Roman Catholic monarchs in England: it resulted in a phantom pregnancy, separation and death. A mass by Thomas Tallis, motets originally sung by both English and Spanish court chapels at the time, and readings taken from diplomatic correspondence will take the audience back to this era.

  • Closerie I (Berliner Ensemble), 1998
    The Renaissance Society
    “Paintings, 1980-1999” by Raoul De Keyser
    Sunday, March 11-Sunday, April 22
    Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, March
    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.
    Since the 1960s, the paintings of Belgian artist Raoul De Keyser have uniquely defined a place for themselves within the scope of contemporary art. Influenced by the post-war American Modernist movement, De Keyser’s canvases reference color-field painting and minimalism. This exhibition will include De Keyer’s work from 1980 through 1999, including monochrome, dualchrome and abstract forms.

  • Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and the University Chamber Orchestra
    Princess Ida or the Castle Adamant by Gilbert & Sullivan
    7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8; 8 p.m. Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-7300. $40 patrons, $15 general, $8 students.
    Join three bosom buddies as they infiltrate a women’s college to woo a heard-hearted princess. Musical mayhem ensues when lovelorn courtiers, blustery warriors and misanthropic monarchs meet the graduates of Castle Adamant. The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, a Hyde Park tradition and the city’s oldest producer of Gilbert & Sullivan operas, will celebrate its 41st anniversary season with Princess Ida or the Castle Adamant, a rarely performed Gilbert & Sullivan opera.

  • Linda Wolf
    Chicago Women’s Business Group
    “Accessibility: The New Paradigm”
    Linda Wolf, Leo Burnett Worldwide
    5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15
    Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive. (312) 317-7517 for more information. (847) 256-5804 for reservations. $50.
    Linda Wolf, the new chairwoman and chief executive officer of Leo Burnett Worldwide, will speak about “Accessibility: The New Paradigm” at the second program in the Chicago Women’s Business Group series “Leading Chicago Women.” Wolf was an integral part of the most aggressive growth and diversification drive in Burnett’s history–a campaign that included strategic moves into healthcare, technology, urban marketing and Hispanic marketing. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and Wolf’s keynote address.