WFMT is the proud sponsor of the following concerts and events; click on each organization’s name to visit individual web sites for additional information:
Music of the Baroque (312) 551-1414
Telemann’s Day of Judgement
The concert season closes with Music of the Baroque’s first performances in 25 years of Georg Philipp Telemann’s powerful oratorio, The Day of Judgment. From the opening call of the trumpet, through earthquakes, thunder, and devastation, to the final celestial chorus at the gates of heaven, this vivid work makes for a truly gripping evening of musical story-telling.
Jennifer More will give pre-concert lectures on Sunday at 6:30 PM (Athens Room, DoubleTree Hotel) and Monday at 6 PM (Chicago Cultural Center).
May 14, 2017 / 7:30 PM / North Shore Ctr. for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
May 15, 2017 / 7:30 PM / Harris Theater Chicago, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago
57th Street Art Fair
Hyde Park, Chicago
The 57th Street Art Fair is a two-day outdoor celebration on June 3 and 4 of the visual arts held in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to the University of Chicago campus and President Barak Obama’s home. Considered the oldest juried art fair in the Midwest, and celebrating it’s 70th year, the fair typically features the work of more than 200 exhibitors. Most are returning artists, but each year between 50 and 75 new exhibitors are invited to participate by a jury made up of collectors, critics, curators and artists. The goal of the 57th Street Art Fair is to provide a venue for creators of quality fine art and fine craft to meet with the art-buying public. The 57th Street Art Fair is an Illinois not for profit organized by volunteers and all proceeds are used to produce the annual Fair.
The 69th Old Town Art Fair
Old Town Triangle Historic District, Chicago
Voted #1 in America for the second year in a row and named one of Chicago’s favorite Festivals by U.S. News and World Report’s Travel website, the Old Town Art Fair takes place on Saturday June 10 – Sunday June 11. Wander the streets of the charming Old Town Triangle Historic District where 250 nationally acclaimed artists will delight over 30,000 art lovers with Fine Art that includes Mixed Media, Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber, Jewelry and works in Metal, Stone and Wood. An independent jury of Chicago Art Professionals selects every artist. It’s Fine Art and Family Fun all in one. There’s also a Garden Walk of over 50 private gardens, Live Music, a Food Court and Children’s Corner. There are many events in Old Town that weekend, but you don’t want to miss the original Old Town Art Fair at Lincoln Avenue and Wisconsin. It’s a completely volunteer-run event and all proceeds benefit the community.
Gates open Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. Suggested donation $10, kids free. Main entrance at Lincoln Ave. and Wisconsin.
June 10-11, 2017
For more information, visit: www.oldtownartfair.org