This week at VanderCook

August 22, 2017 09:49 AM

"You're off to great places. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way. ~ Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, August 22
Band auditions continue today. You can find available times on Mr. Logan's door.

4:30 PM   Tuesday Seminar - We will continue the all-student orientation during this time providing a variety of important information.

September 1st is the last day to add or drop a class.
Work Study applications and interviews available this week.  Please schedule appointments with supervisors.

Around the City:
Wednesday, August 23
Chicago Sinfonietta
Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
7:00PM  - FREE!
Chicago Sinfonietta kicks off its anniversary season with a birthday celebration at Millennium Park honoring artists and works from the orchestra’s 30-year history. Led by Mei-Ann Chen, this eclectic program begins with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, Italian, the first work the Sinfonietta ever performed as an orchestra in 1987 followed by Christopher Brubeck’s Interplay for Three Violins performed by famed Celtic violinist Liz Carroll, Chicago Sinfonietta violinist James Sanders and award winning young violinist Adé Williams. The first half continues with Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen also featuring Adé Williams and concludes with William Grant Still’s Humor. The orchestra switches gears for the second half as punk marching band Mucca Pazza joins for Andy Deitrich’s War of Amusements followed by an epic battle of the bands between the orchestra and Mucca Pazza to the tune of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite. The celebration concludes with not one but four grand finales in a compilation featuring classical music’s most epic endings: Jacques Offenbach’s Can Can, Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

Thursday, August 24
Green Day at Wrigley Field
6:30 PM

Friday, August 25
Lady Gaga at Wrigley Field
7:00 PM

Friday - Sunday , August 25 -27
Taste of Greektown
Hellenic pride takes center stage when this popular culinary and cultural fest in Chicago's West Loop returns for its 28th year. In addition to food from Greektown restaurants it features Greek bands and dance performances, artisans and a lively gyros eating contest.

Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27
Bucktown Arts Fest
For more than 30 years, the Bucktown Arts Fest has been a neighborhood tradition and one of Chicago’s premier arts festivals, showcasing close to 200 juried artists who work in oil, watercolor, photography, textile, sculpture, jewelry, and so much more. Attracting more than 30,000 visitors annually, we also focus on making art free to the public—hosting two music stages, dancers, poets and performers, arts activities for kids, food trucks (as of 2015!), and craft beer and sangria.






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