Nov. 18, 1999
Vol. 19 No. 5

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    November & December Highlights

    “Deep Optimism: The Art of Allen Stringfellow”
    South Shore Cultural Center
    Nov. 19 through Dec. 31

    During the 1960s when many artists were producing protest art, Stringfellow pursued his own vision, producing memory-based, peacefully composed works that reflected his deep optimism. On his canvases, forms relax at picnics, shout in churches, and linger at nightspots. Stringfellow’s works are now found in public collections at the DuSable Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Historical Society and New York’s Schomburg Center. Pictured at left is Stringfellow’s The Yellow Butterfly from 1996. Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 7059 S. Shore Dr. Free.

    Related Event: Opening reception: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19

    Contemporary Chamber Players
    Department of Music
    8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23

    Guest artist Alain Damiens (below), principal clarinetist with Ensemble InterContemporain and a world-renowned interpreter of contemporary music, will perform works from his 1999 EMI Angel Classics CD release. The program will include University composer Howard Sandroff’s Tephillah for clarinet and computer-controlled, digital-signal processors as well as works by Stravinsky, Stockhausen and others. Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th St. 702-8098. Tickets are available at the door: $10 general; $5 students.

    University Wind Ensemble
    Department of Music
    3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21

    Under the direction of Wayne Gordon, the University Wind Ensemble’s 1999-2000 season will pay tribute to modern American composers whose work will influence wind music in the new millennium. This concert will feature the music of Persichetti, Ives, Bennett and Bernstein. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8069. Free.