Wagner and Modernism
7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave. (312) 294-3000. $12.
President Randel, a noted musicologist, and Daniel Barenboim, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will engage in a discussion that will focus on Richard Wagner and Barenboims relationship with Wagners music. The conversation will be wide-ranging and will include the subject of Barenboims recent performance of Wagners music in Israel. This event is sponsored by the University, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Art Institute of Chicago.
8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7
Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8069.
Free, but donations will be requested at the door: $10 general, $5 students and children.
In their fourth year as artists-in-residence at the University, the Pacifica Quartet will open their 2001-2002 concert season with a world premiere, as well as music by Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven. Chicago Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Larry Combs will join the quartet for Brahms Quintet in B minor, Op. 115. The quartet also will perform Beethovens String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, Razumovsky, and the world premiere of Chicagoan Robert Lombardos String Quartet, composed for the Pacifica Quartet.
Dreams and Disillusion: Karel Teige and the Czech Avant-Garde
Thursday, Oct. 4-Sunday, Dec. 30
Opening reception: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.
Karel Teige, a leading figure of the avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s, produced paintings, collages, photomontages, book covers and film scripts throughout his career. Teige also edited some of the most influential avante-garde journals on Czech and international cultural affairs and wrote profoundly original essays and books on the theory and criticism of art and architecture. This exhibition will cover the entire range of Teiges varied and influential career, from 1920 until his death in 1951. Organized by the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, this exhibition draws from the extensive holdings of Teiges artistic and literary works in the Wolfsonians collections and will include items never before displayed outside Europe.
Kafka, Kraus, Masaryk, Lilien: Central European Cultural Migration
Monday, Oct. 8-June 14, 2002
Department of Special Collections, Regenstein Library, 1155 E. 57th St. Free.
The careers of Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Tomas Masaryk and E. M. Lilien will be featured in this exhibition that illustrates the internal and external migration of cultural and political figures. All born within the Hapsburg Empire in Prague, they had to negotiate the breakdown of the empire, World War I, and postwar reconstruction and reconciliation. Additionally, Pragues status as a multicultural capital within the empire made Jewish identity a central issue in each of their lives.