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
Sat., Sep. 28, 2019
Join International House for the 13th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Each year, this jazz celebration features the finest artists in local, national, and international jazz. This year, International House will host The Alexander/McLean Project for a free concert open to the public.
Thu., Oct. 03, 2019
Join International House Global Voices Program and Latinx Heritage Month Committee for a fun night celebrating Latinx heritage. Intended to kick-start a month-long series of events celebrating Latinx heritage, this opening program will include a live band and DJ from Chicago's premier Latin Dance Party, ¡Pachanga!, food from various Latin American countries, and local Latinx vendors.
Sun., Oct. 06, 2019
Join International House and the UChicago Ballroom & Latin Dance Association for a day of lessons and performances of some of the most popular ballroom dances, including waltz, jive, cha cha, tango, and more!
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
As part of UChicago Presents: Music Without Borders Series, Wu Man, a renowned pipa (Chinese lute) musician, will engage in a luncheon, discussing her musical career and impressive repertoire. This intimate, yet casual lunch conversation will be moderated by David Wilson (UChicago Ethnomusicologist) and supplemented with time for the audience to ask questions. Later on in the evening, there will be a film screening of her documentary "Discovering a Musical Heartland: Wu Man's Return to China."
Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
The program will feature two works, the scenic cantata Comala by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, which will be presented in collaboration with La Coperacha Puppet Company, and Daniel Pesca’s Nocturnes, a world premiere written specially for Zohn Collective with poetry by Irving Feldman. Guests are invited to a discussion with the composer before the concert at 3:00PM, as well as a reception that will follow directly after the performance.