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.)
One city. Four composers. Eight new works. A million stories.
A three-part BBE and DePaul Humanities Center collaboration
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).
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.
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."