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Welcome


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Welcome


...charming and performed with such grace and joy and sincerity that a watcher and listener had to be won over.
Herald Times (2016)

 

...deft ensemble playing, working together seamlessly...
...MUSICAL DRAMA AND SOPHISTICATION...
...heartfelt...

Hyde Park Herald (2016)


Upcoming BBE Cameos

Just like you, we like attending a good cocktail event or special event. And hey, while we're there, we might as well play something! We'll list those special events that fall outside our regular season programming here.

Let us know if you'll be there! :D
(We might need you to grab us a drink.)

LIONHEARTED AND PREMIUM EVENT Art Institute of Chicago Grand Staircase March 31, 2017 // 7:00 - 9:00 PM

LIONHEARTED AND PREMIUM EVENT
Art Institute of Chicago Grand Staircase

March 31, 2017 // 7:00 - 9:00 PM

DEPAUL NEW MUSIC SERIES DePaul University Concert Hall May 5, 2017 // 8:00 - 9:00 PM

DEPAUL NEW MUSIC SERIES
DePaul University Concert Hall

May 5, 2017 // 8:00 - 9:00 PM

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A Gaelic Summer


A Gaelic Summer


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A GAELIC SUMMER

Booze, food, tunes, a beaver.

this is how summer should be.

Serving Up the Tunes

Drinkin' Buddies (Partners)

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Chicago Stories


Chicago Stories


COMING SOON: CHICAGO STORIES

One city. Four composers. Eight new works. A million stories.

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Humanities in Spaaaace!


Humanities in Spaaaace!


Humanities in Spaaaace!

A three-part BBE and DePaul Humanities Center collaboration

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Mars
October 27, 2016

After a screening of the 2015 movie, “The Martian,” the evening continues with live performances on period instruments of “The Descent of Mars” from Jean Baptiste Lully’s Thésée (1675) as well as music composed by Vicenzo Galilei (Galileo’s father).

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Orbits
January 25, 2017

After a screening of the film, "First Orbit" (2011), that tells the real-time story of Gagarin’s flight, the BBE will premiere two new works by composers Mark Nowakowski and Kurt Westerberg - inspired by the spheres, light, and of course orbital bodies.

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Moon
April 11, 2017

After a screening of A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès, 1902), the BBE will perform Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata,” as well as the aria “O Luna Lucent” from Joseph Haydn's opera Il mondo della luna and Bellini's "Vaga luna, che inargenti."

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