There is a lot going on this month! Some great music festivals and exciting season openers. September is a great month for arts in Chicago because the summer weather is still lingering and outdoor festival wrap up while indoor seasons get started.
‘Sept. 8 – Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park
Sept. 8 – 24 – Chicago World Music Festival
Sept. 9 – Oct. 15 – A View from the Bridge – Goodman Theatre
Sept. 14 – Gustavo Dudamel and the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela – Ravinia
Sept. 16 & 18 – Trademark – Chicago Sinfonietta with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre
Sept. 19 – Nov. 12 – Fun Home – Victory Gardens Theater
Sept. 21 – 23 – Chicago Human Rhythm Project – Dance Center Columbia College
Sept. 22-30 – Blackbird’s Ventriloquy – Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak – Links Hall
Sept. 23 – 24 – Hyde Park Jazz Festival
How is it already August?! Get out and see these performances before the summer is over.
July 21-Aug. 20 – La Havana Madrid – Goodman Theatre
June 17 – July 23 – Ah! Wilderness – Goodman Theatre
July 16 – 17 – New Dances – Thodos Dance Chicago – Athenaeum Theatre
After closing the company in March, it will be exciting to see nine world premieres
Just in time for Independence Day, I was able to see the musical about America’s founding fathers. I finally got to be in “the room where it happens” last weekend! Yes, I got to see the Broadway hit Hamilton.
The Chicago Children’s Choir brought together all of its choirs to for Paint the Town Red in Millennium Park kicking off the summer season. As the largest choral organization in the country, it was an impressive showing
May 10 – 14 – danc(e)volve New Works Festival, Hubbard Street Dance – MCA
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