April 26, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 15

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    The Juilliard String Quartet
    University of Chicago Presents
    Juilliard String Quartet
    8 p.m. Friday, April 27
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $28 general, $11 students.
    For over 50 years, the Juilliard String Quartet has been recognized as a leader in its field. In its history, the quartet has performed a comprehensive repertoire of over 500 works, including compositions by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Dvor·k, as well as 20th- century masters. The 2000-2001 University of Chicago Presents Chamber Music Series will close with a performance by this legendary group. The program will include music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Kurtag.

    Head of Bodhisattva, circa 2nd century
    Smart Museum of Art
    “Between East and West: Gandharan Sculptures”
    Tuesday, May 8-Sunday, Oct. 7
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
    5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0176. Free.
    This exhibition will explore Buddhist sculpture and imagery in Asia and examine issues of exchange and appropriation across territorial, national and cultural borders. The exhibition will feature works from the Smart Museum’s collection and several loans from Chicago collections, including a gift of five Gandharan sculptures from the Manilow collection.

    Annie McClure Hitchcock, photograph, n.d.
    Department of Special Collections
    “Building for a Long Future: The University and Its Donors, 1889-1932”
    Wednesday, May 2-Monday, Dec. 31
    8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday
    Special Collections, Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St. 702-8705. Free.
    “Building for a Long Future: The University of Chicago and Its Donors, 1889-1930” will explore the motivation and purposes of the various donors who supported the University from the time of its founding in the late 1880s to the conclusion of an extensive campus building campaign in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Drawing on the holdings of the University archives, this exhibition will display historic letters, documents, photographs and memorabilia that will capture the distinctive personalities and interests of these early donors.

    University Symphony Orchestra
    University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    8 p.m. Saturday, April 28
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.
    $10 reserved, $6 general, $4 students. 702-7300.
    The University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform “Spiritual Sounds,” a concert of music by Aaron Copland and Morton Gould and arrangements by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker. The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Barbara Schubert, Senior Lecturer in Music, will open this program with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Gould’s Spirituals for Orchestra. The University Chorus, conducted by Randi von Ellefson, Senior Lecturer in Music, will continue with a selection of spiritual arrangements by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker. The two ensembles will join to conclude the program with Copland’s Old American Songs.