The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses added to
Peter and the Wolf
The Chicago Chamber Musicians Family Concerts
for Children Ages 4 and Up
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
November 14 & 15, 2009
Presented by Target
Chicago—October 21, 2009—The Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM) together with Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), announce the addition of The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses to their annual Family Concert performances, which also feature the beloved classic Peter and the Wolf. The hour-long concerts are Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. At 11:00 a.m. on both days, performers are available for autographs and pictures in the Theater's lobby, while young musicians demonstrate and answer questions about the featured instruments. Tickets are $15–18 and can be purchased by calling Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at 312.595.5600 or by visiting the Theater's website at www.chicagoshakes.com. Target is the Presenting Sponsor of CCM's 15th Annual Family Concerts.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, composed by Bruce Adolphe and narrated by Lesley Bevan, tells the Native American folktale of a young girl who devotes herself to the care of her tribe's wild horses and, after running off with them, soon finds herself transformed. CCM's musicians will be joined by The Oak Park and River Forest Children's Chorus in this enchanting piece filled with the pulsating rhythms of Native American rituals.
Sergei Prokofiev's classic work Peter and the Wolf, narrated by CCM ensemble artist emerita Deborah Sobol, brings the story of a young boy and a hungry wolf to life with a host of CCM musicians chirping, meowing, and quacking on their instruments.
The Chicago Chamber Musicians' Family Concerts are designed to introduce families with children ages four and up to the joys of live performance. The hour-long concerts are Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $15-18 and can be purchased by calling Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at 312.595.5600 or by visiting the Theater's website at www.chicagoshakes.com.
Dates, time and ticket information
Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15
10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. both days
Chicago Shakespeare Theater – 800 East Grand Ave
Tickets: $15 for children 12 and younger, $18 for adults
To purchase, call 312.595.5600 or visit www.chicagoshakes.com
Tickets are now on sale and are $15 for children 12 and younger; adults are $18. For tickets and more information, phone 312.595.5600 or visit www.chicagoshakes.com.
Founded in 1986, the Grammy-nominated Chicago Chamber Musicians is an internationally-renowned group of 16 prominent Chicago-area musicians. They are committed to building an internationally-recognized chamber music institution in Chicago through its critically acclaimed subscription series; an award-winning annual series of contemporary chamber music; a touring program that takes artists to Europe, Japan and across the U.S.; the annual Family Concerts; nationally syndicated radio series; and a remarkable set of programs for the community. Each year, CCM reaches over 10,000 people with its 75+ concert season and millions more via radio broadcasts. Beginning as a resident ensemble of WFMT, CCM has since performed at some of the world's most prestigious concert halls, commissioned fifteen new works and completed ten recordings. Among their recognitions are two ASCAP/Chamber Music America Awards for Adventurous Programming, 2006 ABBY Award for Arts Management Excellence and the 2007 Chamber Ensemble of the Year Award from the Illinois Council of Orchestras. CCM is underwritten in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The 38-play canon of William Shakespeare forms the core of CST's work and Subscription Series, complemented by other dramatic works—from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare's timeless insights into the human condition. CST also strives to bring some of the best theater the world has to offer to its World's Stage Series—presenting new cultural expressions and experiences for Chicago audiences and artists alike. Chicago Shakespeare is committed to making theater an expansive, ever-changing and lifelong relationship. For family audiences, CST presents a convergence of abridged Shakespeare productions, timeless fables and fairy tales, interactive music concerts and musical theater created with families in mind. CST's education outreach program, Team Shakespeare, helps Shakespeare come alive for students and teachers in classrooms throughout the Midwest. Through a 48-week season encompassing more than 600 performances, CST leads the community as the largest employer of Chicago actors. CST attracts 225,000 audience members annually, including 20,500 subscribers and nearly 50,000 students and teachers.
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