Oct. 18, 2001
Vol. 21 No. 2

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    OCTOBER Highlights

    Marian McPartland
    Marian McPartland Trio & Friends

    8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20

    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 834-7966. $30 general, $10 students.

    Marian McPartland Trio & Friends will be performing a tribute concert to her husband, Jimmy McPartland, the famous king of Chicago-style Dixieland swing, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Mandel Hall. With her signature lyricism and grace and an ever-widening range of innovation, McPartland has been the reigning queen of jazz piano for 60 years. She also is a recipient of a Downbeat Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award and journalism’s prestigious Peabody Award for her work as the host of NPR’s Piano Jazz.

    Smart Museum of Art

    “A Well-Fashioned Image: Clothing and Costume in European Art, 1500-1850”

    Tuesday, Oct. 23-Sunday, April 8, 2002

    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.

    “A Well-Fashioned Image: Clothing and Costume in European Art, 1500-1850” investigates the symbolic role played by dress in European art from the Renaissance to the mid-19th century. Drawing primarily from the Smart Museum’s permanent collection of paintings and works on paper, the exhibition examines clothing as emblem, classification and category. A range of materials, including Renaissance costume books, portraits of nobles and clergy and images of foreign peoples in exotic garb, reveal the central role costume played in fashioning and advertising the social order. The exhibition also considers some of the ways artists employed costume to offer their own commentaries, whether allegorical, historical or moralizing, on their subjects.

    Department of Music

    Haunted Landscapes Halloween concert

    7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8069. Free. Donations requested: $6 general; $4 students and children.

    Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.

    Musicians in the University Symphony Orchestra will be dressed in spooky guise and Conductor Barbara Schubert will speak in eerie verse as the costumed audience travels through a musical journey of Haunted Landscapes at this annual Halloween event. This year’s program will include Weber’s Overture to Der Freischiitz; Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead; the Pandemonium scene from Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust; and Uranus, the Magician from Holst’s The Planets.

    Piotr Anderszewski
    University of Chicago Presents

    Piotr Anderszewski, piano

    8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26

    A pre-concert talk, free to ticket holders, will be at 7 p.m.

    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $29 general, $11 students.

    The Hagen Quartet, scheduled to appear on the University of Chicago Presents’ Chamber Music Series on Friday, Oct. 26, has cancelled its upcoming tour of North America. Their cancellation has provided an opportunity for the University of Chicago Presents to introduce Chicago audiences to Piotr Anderszewski, a young pst whose gifts have been well recognized in Europe but not yet to the same extent in the United States.