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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00
An eclectic offering of speakers and performers will be featured during the 2013–2014 Celebrating Arts and Ideas series at Aurora University.
In its eighth season, the Arts and Ideas Main Stage program will explore politics, science and different music genres.
The Campus Showcase series will feature films and theatre events, as well as additional music and lecture presentations.
Once again, the public is invited to attend events free of charge.
“This year’s lineup is one of entertainment and discovery,” said Sarah Russe, Vice President of Community Relations.
“From a discussion about the mysteries of the universe to an evening of opera, the series will challenge audience members to explore new perspectives and further support their appreciation of the arts.”
Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration at 407 S. Calumet Ave.
Jon Meacham, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and contributing editor at Time, Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. Meacham singles out the key skills of some of America’s most influential presidents and shows how they can benefit today’s leaders.
John Pizzarelli, Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Using performers like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, and composers from George Gershwin to James Taylor as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond.
Michelle Areyzaga, Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
A diverse and coveted soprano, Michelle Areyzaga is much in demand among highly regarded companies in the United States and Europe. She has sung most recently with the New York City Opera in her debut (Orpheus-Telemann) and has appeared with Chicago Opera Theater.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium and author of Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier, which features his thoughts on space exploration. His presentations bring the science of the universe down to Earth and make astrophysics interesting for all.
Music of the Baroque, Classical Ensemble, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
One of Chicagoland’s top classical groups, Music of the Baroque focuses on 18th-century works for chorus and orchestra. Sixty of the Chicago area’s finest professional musicians comprise the chorus and orchestra. At this event, the ensemble will perform Haydn’s The Creation.
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