Free Music: Mother’s Day Opera Program

Looking for something out of the ordinary to do to on Mother’s Day?  Check out the free Sunday Salon Series where the talented duo of Julie Bentley and Kuang-Hao Huang present an eclectic 3pm Mother’s Day program which includes Britten’s A Charm of Lullabies and Messiaen’s Poemes pour Mì, as well as songs by Poulenc, Adams and Corigliano.

This free weekly Sunday Salon Series at the Chicago Cultural Center explores the rich landscape of classical music, from familiar Western orchestral compositions to contemporary improvisational forms and international classical traditions, plus family-friendly programs.  Since completing apprenticeships with the Santa Fe Opera and the Chicago Lyric Opera, mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley has appeared in leading operatic roles from Anchorage to New York, and has been featured as a soloist with orchestras led by George Manahan, Raymond Leppard, Oliver Knussen, Robert Shaw and Pierre Boulez. Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang has performed throughout the United States as well as in England, France, China and South Korea. As a soloist, he has performed with the New World Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and has been heard on Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series.

bentleyThe Sunday Salon Series explores the rich landscape of classical music, from familiar Western orchestral compositions to contemporary improvisational forms and international classical traditions, plus family friendly programs.

Dates: May 10, 2009

Hours: 3 pm

Location: Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Admission:
FREE

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