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UIC Russian modernism workshop



1501 University Hall

University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S. Morgan St.

Friday, April 28, 2017



9:15 - Welcome Remarks


9:30 - "Dostoevsky's Hidden Syphilitics," Brian Johnson (Swarthmore College)


KAIA String Quartet: Kid's Series

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1pm

Come explore music, movement awareness and music appreciation with Kaia String Quartet. Featuring music from different composers and countries around the world!


Tickets at the door!
$20 adults, $10 children



2320 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Istanbul Kültür University Choir

Istanbul Kültür University Choir

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

Harris Hall #108

1881 Sheridan Road

Evanston, IL 60208







Come hear a group of talented Turkish students in their accapela renditions of traditional Anatolian music.

Concert at 5.30pm, reception at 5pm.

Presented by the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program.



SEVDAH: from ancient epics to the modern song

Lecture on Music and Popular Culture:
Building on Imamovic’s brilliant book Sevdah (2016), this lecture will provide an overview of this thriving genre from its origins in the South Slavic epic traditions to the contemporary, modern music. Often compared to fado, rebetiko, and the blues, sevdah was formed out of meetings of different worlds of music and languages from Balkan, Ottoman, and Eastern European cultures. This event is a rare chance for American audiences to hear about sevdah music from one its most prominent contemporary performers.


Golosá @ the Maypole Festival (Empty Bottle)

Golosa is delighted to bring the exuberant tradition of Russian folk song to this year's Maypole Folk Festival, as the lineup branches out to include traditional music from around the world. 


The kid-friendly performance time and convivial festival environment make this an event for your whole family. We have some new songs to share that you're going to love! And the Empty Bottle, as always, remains "dancing friendly."


Armenian Circle film screening of "The Promise"

AGBU has reserved tickets for "The Promise," a film about the Armenian Genocide, for a screening on Friday, April 21, 8pm, at the AMC River East theater downtown (322 E Illinois St.)

Here is the link to the eventbrite page where you can buy tickets: http://bit.ly/thepromisepremierechicago


Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan at the UIMA

Serhiy Zhadan at the Ukrainian Institute for Modern Art

Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.

2320 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


​Annual Concert by Dukati and Biseri Folklore Ensemble

Annual Concert
Saturday June 3rd, 2017
Doors 6 PM | Show 6:30 PM
International House at U of C

Tickets here



"Natural Inclinations" at the UIMA

Natural Inclinations
Curated by Linda Dorman
April 7 - May 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-9pm

Czech Beerfest 2017

Czech Beer Festival

April 29, 2017, 12 pm – 12 am
Sokol Tabor, 1602 Clarence Ave, Berwyn


12 – 2 Jiří Drnek & Tonemasters
2:30 – 4 Czechs in America
4:30 – 6:30 Czechoslovak Musicians Club
7 – 9:30 Jan Vančura & Plavci, playing Sloop John B. (Zvedněte kotvy), Cotton Fields (Pole s bavlnou), Five Hundred Miles (500 mil), Vysočina, Inženýrská, Trpasličí svatba & Many More Hits
10 – 12 Euroband



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