About the Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series
The Global Voices Lecture Series hosts prominent speakers, round-table discussion groups, and special interest conferences and seminars. As a part of this program, leading figures from the world stage come to share their thoughts and exchange ideas with students and members of Chicago’s civic community on major issues facing the country and the world. The Global Voices Performing Arts Series provides a showcase for all performing arts at the University of Chicago's International House. The Global Voices Performing Arts Series has established a vibrant exchange with a wide range of Chicago-area cultural institutions, arts organizations, dance companies, ethnic and folk arts groups, and music and theater groups.
To view descriptions for past events, please visit our past program archives. If you are interested in having the Global Voices Program co-sponsor one of your events, please check out our rooms available for reservation and the Co-Sponsorship Application and Terms.
2019-2020 Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series
Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
Join International House in welcoming The Chicago Ensemble for the second program of its 43rd season of eclectic classical chamber music performances, featuring Gerald Rizzer, Artistic Director/Piano, and leading Chicago artists. Every concert offers a wide-ranging program of beloved masterworks, rarely heard gems, and contemporary works by composers from around the world. Enjoy an intimate setting, complimentary reception, and informal spoken program notes that provide the perfect chamber music experience.
Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
International House is happy to host the Muslim Students Association annual banquet again this year. This event will serve as a time of communal gathering - to enjoy the blessings of food and company - as well as to raise funds for a noble cause. This year, all proceeds will benefit Believers Bail Out, an organization that releases incarcerated believers by covering their bonds, with the overall goal of ending mass incarceration. The theme this year is 'Sacred Struggles,' and the program will feature speakers Ustadh Ubaydallah Evans and Maryam Kashani.
Wed., Feb. 05, 2020
Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and Barack Obama Presidential Library for a special event, in conversation with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg—a national authority on the Constitution, and host of A More or Less Perfect Union (2020), the groundbreaking new three-part public television (PBS) series "that tells the story of how the framers put freedom in writing; how amendment after amendment finally spread freedom to all of “we the people,” and how we still struggle today to preserve the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution.
Sat., Feb. 08, 2020
Join International House in welcoming The Newberry Consort for their first program of 2020! Joined by Piffaro, the acclaimed Philadelphia-based wind band, for The Marchesa: Isabella d'Este, a program of Italian frottole, a genre of early secular songs that flourished at Isabella's behest in Mantua in the late 15th-century.