Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 24, 2012 4:16PM
1. Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, Robert G. Hasty, conductor, performs at 7:30 p.m. May 31 at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. The program includes selections from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” featuring soloist Frederick L. Hemke, saxophone; and Aaron Copland’s “Music for the Theatre.” Tickets are $6; $4 for students. Call (847) 467-4000 or visit www.pickstaiger.org.
2. “Seven Shades Of Man,” 7:30 p.m. May 25 and 27 and 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 26 at Gorilla Tango Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Through songs, individual reflections and a narrator’s observations, the musical explores the conundrum that is man and his volatile relationship with those around him, especially woman. Tickets are $30. Visit www.gorillatango.com or call (773) 598-4549.
3. “A Conversation With Alice Stuart,” 3-5 p.m. May 25 in the Forum Room on the second floor of the south tower of the Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston. The folk, blues and rock guitarist and singer visits as part of the ongoing digital humanities project, “The Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project and the Digital Study of Vernacular Music.” Free admission. For information, contact Michael J. Kramer at email@example.com.
4. “Walk with Children,” a benefit concert for the orphans of the 2011 Japan disaster, will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Music Institute of Chicago Academy alumnus Kai Talim hosts the concert, featuring performances by Academy alumni, current students and friends. Tickets are $15; $10 students. Call (847) 905-1500.