Global Voices Programs: September 2020 - June 2021

2020-2021 Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series

Sat., Sep. 26, 2020

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2020

Tune in for the 14th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival! Each year, this jazz celebration features the finest artists in local, national, and international jazz. This year, there will be performances streamed from The Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts on Saturday evening and pop-up concerts throughout the neighborhood on Sunday. 

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Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

Join International House Global Voices Program, the Latinx Heritage Month Committee, and Harris School of Public Policy for a fun night celebrating Latinx heritage.This program will include Chicago's premier Latin Dance Party, ¡Pachanga!. We will also be joined by Keynote-Speaker Barbara Barreno-Paschall and musical guest Madera Once.

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Sat., Oct. 24, 2020

The Chicago Ensemble Children’s Program I

International House chamber music ensemble-in-residence The Chicago Ensemble is pleased to kick off its 44th season with three free, virtual, and interactive music education programs for children and families. Members of The Chicago Ensemble will demonstrate their instruments and talk about the music. All three programs will be live streamed and are free to join. Click here for the full list of dates and themes. 

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Sat., Nov. 07, 2020

The Chicago Ensemble Children’s Program II

International House chamber music ensemble-in-residence The Chicago Ensemble is pleased to kick off its 44th season with three free, virtual, and interactive music education programs for children and families. Members of The Chicago Ensemble will demonstrate their instruments and talk about the music. All three programs will be live streamed and are free to join. Click here for the full list of dates and themes. 

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Wed., Nov. 11, 2020

Veterans Day Recognition 2020

In partnership with International House, the University of Chicago Law School, and the Law School Veterans, OMAC will host their annual Veterans Day Recognition virtually. Join us and learn about the work being done at the University of Chicago to support the military-affiliated community. 

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Thu., Nov. 12, 2020

Adrian Wooldridge - “The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It”

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series as we partner with the Seminary Co-op Bookstores to host Adrian Wooldridge, The Economist‘s political editor and author of the Bagehot column; an analysis of British life and politics. Wooldridge will discuss his book, "The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It." 

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Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

Educational Exchange Symposium

As part of International Houses Worldwide, International House of Chicago joins International Student House of Washington, DC to invite you to join a convening of experts at the intersection of higher education, public, non-profit, and private sectors. The panels will explore how international education contributes to the U.S. economy not only through jobs directly related to international exchange, but through the economic spillover effects for cities, states, the tourism and services industry, as well as the talent pool and innovation brought about by international exchange participants. See the list of featured speakers here, or click here to register

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Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

Aaron J. Leonard - “The Folk Singers and the Bureau: The FBI, The Folk Artists, and the Suppression of the Communist Party, USA - 1939-1956”

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series as we partner with the Seminary Co-op Boookstores and Repeater Books to host Aaron J. Leonard in conversation with Steven Garabedian. Leonard will discuss his book, The Folk Singers and the Bureau: The FBI, The Folk Artists, and the Suppression of the Communist Party, USA - 1939-1956.

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Sat., Nov. 21, 2020

The Chicago Ensemble Children’s Program III

International House chamber music ensemble-in-residence The Chicago Ensemble is pleased to kick off its 44th season with three free, virtual, and interactive music education programs for children and families. Members of The Chicago Ensemble will demonstrate their instruments and talk about the music. All three programs will be live streamed and are free to join. Click here for the full list of dates and themes. 

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Thu., Dec. 10, 2020

Songs Without Words for Piano

Gerald Rizzer, Artistic Director and Pianist of the International House chamber music ensemble-in-residence The Chicago Ensemble, is hosting a special virtual performance as part of New Music Chicago.

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Wed., Jan. 27, 2021

COVID-19 and Remote Education: Girls’ Rights in Peril

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series for a discussion based on the impact of COVID-19 on girls' rights in Africa. The talk will be led by Stanley Ndambakuwa, MAIDP’19, Founder, President, and CEO of the African Community Fund for Education Group (ACFE) and Gillian Brand, AM'20 and centered around an op-ed written by the two speakers.

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Thu., Jan. 28, 2021

Prasenjit Duara Lecture: The Varieties of Secularism: China, Japan, and India in the era of Abrahamic Modernity

Join International House and the Center for East Asian Studies as we host Prasenjit Duara, Oscar L. Tang Family Distinguished Professor of East Asian Studies at Duke University. Secularisms in different societies have been shaped by complex crossings of older, looser collection of ideas and practices of ‘religion’ and the modern Protestantized conception of religion. Professor Duara develops a comparative frame of reference to discuss the nature of religious accommodation historically in China, India and Japan and Europe particularly with the confessional revolutions of the 16-17th centuries. He argues that the confessional revolutions played a significant role in the emergence of the self/other (saved/damned) binary of nationalism.

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Fri., Jan. 29, 2021

UChicago Presents: Mariza Sings Amália

For more than two centuries, the Portuguese folk style of fado has been epitomized by just two singers: Amália Rodrigues and Mariza Nunes. To mark the centenary of the late "Queen of Fado", Mariza shares a streaming concert featuring the songs that defined Amália's career and nearly a century of the genre. 

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Fri., Feb. 12, 2021

61st Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival

Join International House and the University of Chicago Folklore Society for the 61st Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival. The University of Chicago Folk Festival is a two-day celebration of traditional music from the United States and around the world. We aim to keep the living tradition of folk music alive by inviting some of today's best traditional musicians to the U of C campus every February for three days of music, dance, and more.

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Sat., Feb. 13, 2021

Irving Artists Virtual Concert

Join the International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series as we welcome back Irving Artists for a special virtual concert. Irving Artists is a group of Chicago-based classical musicians, founded by cellist Alexa Muhly and pianist Hiroko Nagahata who have been collaborating since 2014. They released their self-produced album Irving on September 29, 2019. 

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Sun., Feb. 14, 2021

The Chicago Ensemble: Program I

The International House chamber music ensemble-in-residence returns with a five part virtual concert series taking place once a month on Sundays through June 2021. The first program will focus on the classical period and feature music on strings, oboe, and piano.

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Mon., Feb. 15, 2021

“Art is Everything” & “Little Armageddon” with Yxta Murray & Gregory Fraser

In partnership with the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, the International House Global Voices welcomes Yxta Murray and Gregory Fraser, who will be performing readings of their latest works. Yxta Murray is the author of Art is Everything, a multi-media portrait of a mid-career Chicana artist. Gregory Fraser will read from his latest poetry collection, Little Armageddon which explores the everyday occurences in life.

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Thu., Feb. 18, 2021

Axiom Brass Quintet

Join International House and The Department of Music at the University of Chicago as we host the Axiom Brass Quintet for a virtual performance. With programs ranging from jazz and Latin music to transcriptions of string quartet repertoire and original compositions for brass quintet, Axiom Brass has been delighting audiences of all ages for more than a decade.

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Sun., Feb. 21, 2021

Cultural Sunday: Ethical Dilemmas - Mahabharata and Modern Day

Join International House as we partner with Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts for the Cultural Sundays Series. For this program, Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan, our master storyteller, lays out the dilemmas faced by the characters in the Mahabharata and starts a conversation with you into insights for similar dilemmas we face today.

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Tue., Feb. 23, 2021

14th Annual Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies ft. Mary Brinton

Join International House and the Center for East Asian Studies as we welcome Mary Brinton for the 14th Annual Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture. Over the past three decades, the Japanese government has enacted a series of measures to boost the country’s anemic birth rate. Nevertheless, the birth rate has hovered around 1.4 children per woman, far below what is required for the population to reproduce itself. Why haven’t the policies worked? Hear Professor Brinton argue that policies focused on trying to make women’s work lives more like men’s have fundamentally missed the mark. Not only have such policies failed to raise the birth rate, they have also arguably exacerbated gender inequality. Professor Brinton suggests that future government and workplace policies move in a different direction.

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Sun., Mar. 07, 2021

The Chicago Ensemble Presents: Masterworks of the German Romantic Period

The International House chamber music ensemble-in-residence returns with a five part virtual concert series taking place once a month on Sundays through June 2021. The second program will focus on the German Romantic period and feature music composed by Spohr, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Wolf, and Brahms.

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Sun., Mar. 07, 2021

Cultural Sunday: Role, Status and Power - Many Identities of Women in Indian Visual Culture

Join International House as we partner with Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts for the Cultural Sundays Series. For this program, Professor Nalini Rao will show the representations of women in Indian (South Asian) Art to explore issues of identity, status, and empowerment. Their multiple roles in society both in private and public life, and contribution to society was shaped by cultural traditions and historical circumstances.

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Thu., Mar. 11, 2021

Civilian-Military Relations Panel

In partnership with the UChicago Office for Military-Affiliated Communities and Military-Affiliated Students of Harris, join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and student panelists Morgan Landers, Zackariah Crahen, and John Schmidt for a discussion on the various barriers separating the civilian and military communities. 

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Fri., Mar. 12, 2021

Seeking Common Ground: The Future of U.S.-China Relations

Join International House as we partner with International Houses Worldwide for a conversation with Elizabeth Economy and Daniel Russel, live from Davis Hall at International House New York. Moderated by Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, these distinguished scholars will share their insights on the major issues facing the U.S.-China relationship in the years ahead, in the first of a four-part series of in-depth discussions on the relationship between the world’s two greatest powers – and their citizens. 

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Mon., Mar. 22, 2021

A Virtual Japanese Garden Tour at I-House Japan

Join this International Houses Worldwide event as we present International House Japan for a tour of their garden. The I-House garden, designed by famed Kyoto landscape artist Ogawa Jihei, is an oasis in the middle of Tokyo. This is the third virtual tour guided by our supervising gardener Chisao Shigemori.

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Tue., Mar. 30, 2021

Shomyo no Kai: Voices of a Thousand Years

Join International House as we partner with UChicago Presents to bring you this Shomyo no Kai virtual concert. Described as meditative and sublime, the Buddhist form of ritual chant known as shomyo is one of the oldest living forms of vocal music. Shomyo no Kai, a chorus of two dozen priests from the Shingon and Tendai sects of Japanese Buddhism, perform both ancient shomyo and contemporary shomyo-inspired works, accompanied by colorful ornamental robes, processions, and the scattering of flower petals.

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Fri., Apr. 02, 2021

9th Annual Latin American Policy Forum - “(Un)Real ideals: Re-conceptualizing the State in Latin America”

Join International House as we support Latin America(n) Matters for their 9th Annual Latin American Policy Forum. In this seminar, Prof. James Robinson and Prof. José Luis Falconi will discuss a new way of conceptualizing the Latin American state.

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Wed., Apr. 07, 2021

World Health Day Celebration

Join International House as we partner with UChicago Global and the Center for Global Health as we host World Healthy Day on April 7th. This year, our Celebration will feature UChicago faculty, local Chicago leaders, and our Global Partners as they dicuss pivotal work completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Wed., Apr. 07, 2021

9th Annual Latin American Policy Forum: Digital Economy in Latin America

The second event in the annual Latin American Policy Forum will feature a discussion with Hugo Rodriguez Nicolat, Public Policy Manager at Twitter, Cristina Pombo, Head of the Digital and Data Cluster at Inter-American Development Bank, and Hector Faya, Head of Policy and Government Outreach for Latin America at Facebook. 

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Wed., Apr. 07, 2021

Service Never Stops: Opportunities for Veterans and their Families to Stay Involved

International House is pleased to invite you to our webinar, "Service Never Stops: Opportunities for Veterans and their Families to Stay Involved." Sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Office for Military-Affiliated Communities and Veterans and Family Readiness Program, join us as the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) and Blue Star Families discuss various resources and opportunities for veterans and their families. TMF will highlight the connection between service and well-being while Blue Star Families will showcase their incredible support system for military families!

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Thu., Apr. 08, 2021

~Nois: An Interactive Concert Experience

Join International House and The Department of Music at the University of Chicago as we host ~Nois for an interactive concert experience. In just four years, Chicago-based saxophone quartet ~Nois has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting and engaging chamber music ensembles in the United States.

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Thu., Apr. 08, 2021

Virtual Workshop: Shomyo for Everyday Wellness

Join International House as we partner with UChicago Presents to bring you this workshop with Shomyo No Kai. Enjoy a rare chance to practice shomyo alongside one of the monks from Shomyo no Kai in a workshop on how to use Buddhist ritual chanting as a form of meditation. The monk will share how his daily practice of this art form, which is believed to have originated in India before entering Japan in the 6th century, informs and enhances his sense of well-being.

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Sun., Apr. 11, 2021

The Chicago Ensemble Presents: Masterworks of the French Romantic Period

The International House chamber music ensemble-in-residence returns with a five part virtual concert series taking place once a month on Sundays through June 2021. The third program will focus on the French Romatic Period and features music composed by Franck, Chausson, Duparc, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, and Milhaud.

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Wed., Apr. 14, 2021

Career Skills with the Association of Women in International Trade

Join International House as we support this International Houses Worldwide Event. For this event, International Student House of Washington, DC and the Association of Women in International Trade Charitable Trust present a panel discussion on Career Skills. Connect with highly accomplished professionals to learn about their career paths, professional skills and networking, and how they successfully navigated their paths to accomplish their professional goals.

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Sun., Apr. 18, 2021

Cultural Sunday: Introduction to the Classical Dance Styles of South Asia

Join International House as we partner with Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts for the Cultural Sundays Series. For this program, join us for a professional demonstration and discussion of four major classical dance forms of India.

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Wed., Apr. 21, 2021

Virtual Lunch Discussion: Aurelio Martínez

Join International House as we partner with UChicago Presents and the Center for Latin American Studies as we present this virtual lunch discussion with Aurelio Martínez. Assistant Professor of Music Jessica Baker, an ethnomusicologist who specializes in contemporary popular music of and in the Circum-Caribbean, will be the host.

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Fri., Apr. 23, 2021

Concert Stream – Aurelio Martínez and the Garifuna Soul Band

Join International House as we partner with UChicago Presents to bring you this virtual performance by Aurelio Martínez and the Garifuna Soul Band. A member of one of the last generations to grow up steeped in the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna tradition, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Aurelio Martínez has proven that this indigenous style of music is still alive and kicking.

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Fri., Apr. 30, 2021

His Excellency Koji Tomita, Ambassador of Japan, in Conversation with International Student House

Join International House as we support this International Houses Worldwide Event. The International Student House in Washington, DC will be in conversation with Ambassador Tomita just following Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's visit to the United States.  Ambassador Tomita will share about the Prime Minister's visit that coincides with the IMF-World Bank spring meetings, as well as discuss Japan-U.S. relations and his role representing his country.
 

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Tue., May. 11, 2021

A Conversation with Kayhan Kalhor

Join International House as we partner with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and UChicago Presents to bring you A Conversation with Kayhan Kalhor. Professor Frank Lewis (NELC) will host Kayhan Kalhor, globally renowned virtuoso on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle).

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Thu., May. 13, 2021

Naomi Shihab Nye in Conversation with Nandana Dev Sen

In partnership with Seminary Co-op Bookstores, the International House Global Voices Lecture Series welcomes Nandana Dev Sen to discuss her translation of Acrobat written by her mother, legendary Bengali poet Nabaneeta Dev Sen. She will be joined in conversation by Naomi Shihab Nye.

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Fri., May. 14, 2021

Concert Stream – Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh: Echoes of the East

Join International House and UChicago Presents for this virutal performance by Iranian maestro Kayhan Kalhor. In this streaming concert, recorded in Iran, Kalhor is joined by tombak player Navid Afghah for a meditative program of "Echoes of the East."

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Fri., May. 14, 2021

South Asian Music Ensemble Spring Recital

Join us for an evening of music featuring rhythms and styles from a variety of classical and devotional genres by the UChicago South Asian Music Ensemble, as well as special guest performers.

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Sun., May. 16, 2021

Cultural Sunday - The Visionaries: Three Indian Filmmakers with Global Relevance

Lights, camera, action! Join us for the next Cultural Sunday event, "The Visionaries: Three Indian Filmmakers with Global Relevance". The program will feature a conversation between Dr. Kunal Sen and Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan about Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Satyajit Ray and their work.

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Sun., May. 16, 2021

The Chicago Ensemble Presents Masterworks of 20th Century Europe

Acclaimed for its outstanding performances and wide-ranging repertoire, The Chicago Ensemble presents chamber music through the ages by some of the world's greatest composers drawn from in-concert recordings. The fourth program in this monthly virtual concert series will focus on the 20th Century European period and feature music composed by Hindemith, Prokofiev, Berg, Martinu, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Bartók.

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Thu., May. 20, 2021

Poetry Symposium 2021 Episode 1

Join International House as we partner with the UChicago Center in Delhi and Prohor.in to bring you the Poetry Symposium 2021. The Poetry Symposium 2021 is three-episode, online program on the writing, translation and criticism of poetry as emerging modes of transnational literary practice. For the first episode, George Szirtes and Prof Srikanth Reddy will be in conversation with Bestselling Author Avik Chanda. 

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Thu., May. 20, 2021

Quince Ensemble: Women in Music

Join the International House Global Voices Program as we partner with the University of Chicago Department of Music to present Quince Ensemble for this interactive concert experience. Singing with the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Ensemble is changing the paradigm of contemporary vocal music.  Described as "the Anonymous 4 of new music" by Opera News, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of vocal ensemble literature.

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Fri., May. 21, 2021

Poetry Symposium 2021 Episode 2

Join International House as we partner with the UChicago Center in Delhi and Prohor.in to bring you the Poetry Symposium 2021. The Poetry Symposium 2021 is three-episode, online program on the writing, translation and criticism of poetry as emerging modes of transnational literary practice. For the second episode, Prof Amit Chaudhuri and Prof Rosanna Warren will be in conversation with Bestselling Author Avik Chanda. 

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Sat., May. 22, 2021

Poetry Symposium 2021 Episode 3

Join International House as we partner with the UChicago Center in Delhi and Prohor.in to bring you the Poetry Symposium 2021. The Poetry Symposium 2021 is three-episode, online program on the writing, translation and criticism of poetry as emerging modes of transnational literary practice. For the second episode, Prof Amit Chaudhuri and Prof Rosanna Warren will be in conversation with Bestselling Author Avik Chanda. 

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Fri., Jun. 04, 2021

Alumni Weekend: Author Program with Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller

In partnership with Seminary Co-op Bookstores, International House will host Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller, AM’07, Assistant Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, as he speaks on his latest book Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration. Dr. Miller will be in conversation with Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

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Fri., Jun. 04, 2021

Alumni Weekend: Argentine Barbecue – Asado & Wine Tasting

Asado (Spanish: [aˈsaðo]) is the technique and the social event of having or attending a barbecue in various South American countries, especially Argentina and Uruguay where it is also a traditional event. An asado usually consists of beef, pork, chicken, chorizo, and morcilla which are cooked on a grill called a parrilla, or an open fire. The meat is prepared by a person who is the assigned asador or parrillero. Our asador for Alumni Weekend is Norberto Zas, owner of Piccolo Mondo restaurant in Hyde Park. Join International House as we sample and learn about the delicious meats and wine.

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Sun., Jun. 06, 2021

Alumni Weekend: The Chicago Ensemble Virtual Concert with Highlights from the 2021 Season

Join the International House community for a virtual Sunday morning chamber music concert led by virtuoso pianist Gerald Rizzer, AB’62, and members of The Chicago Ensemble. In residence at International House, The Chicago Ensemble is known for its eclectic programs that combine masterworks with surprising selections by composers past and present. The concert will include highlights from the 2021 season: Classical Period (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven), German Romantic (Spohr, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Wolf and Brahms), French Romantic (Franck, Chausson, Duparc, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, and Milhaud), 20th Century Europe (Hindemith, Prokoviev, Berg, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and Bartok).

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Sun., Jun. 13, 2021

The Chicago Ensemble Presents Masterworks of 20th Century America

Acclaimed for its outstanding performances and wide-ranging repertoire, The Chicago Ensemble presents chamber music through the ages by some of the world's greatest composers drawn from in-concert recordings. The fifth and final program in this monthly virtual concert series will focus on the 20th Century American period and feature music composed by Piston, Etler, Barber, Copland, Bernstein, and Gottlieb. 

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Sat., Jun. 19, 2021

Juneteenth Keynote Address with Angela Davis

In partnership with UChicago Grad Council, the Black Grad Coalition, and OMSA, this inaugural initiative with programming throughout June marks the University community coming together to commemorate Juneteenth and engage in active allyship. Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world.

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Sun., Jun. 20, 2021

Cultural Sunday: Kalapriya Dance Academy Summer Showcase

Join us for this special Cultural Sunday event in partnership with Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, Kalapriya Dance Academy Summer Showcase. This annual showcase was performed and recorded at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts.

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Thu., Jun. 24, 2021

3rd Annual Girls Education Conference: Evolving Learning Experiences in a COVID World

Join International House, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, the African Community Fund for Education (ACFE), and the University of Chicago Center for Global Health for the 3rd Annual Girls Education Conference: Evolving Learning Experiences in a COVID World. This virtual summit is designed for attendees to learn from and contribute to a discussion on early learning innovation, expanding youth educational experiences, the importance of mentorship, and the economic impact of investing in girls’ education.

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