YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS
KENWOOD ACADEMY AUDITORIUM
5015 South Blackstone Avenue
All performances are held in the auditorium. The 45-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.
KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR/JAZZ BAND COLLABORATION - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
This peer-to-peer must-see performance consists of both instrumental and vocal selections from Kenwood Academy Music Department. They will feature different genres of music from jazz and gospel to R&B and pop music. This collaboration allows the singers and musicians to display their outstanding talents. This concert serves as a student outreach to help encourage, motivate and spark interest in future generations. Come check out their skills learned through hard work and dedication.
KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR - Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Home to one of Chicago’s most outstanding music programs, the KA Choral Music Program, has a rich heritage of musical excellence. The Choir shares its talents in the community, performing at nursing homes, churches, hospitals and schools. These inspired high school singers will produce a program of many different styles— classical, gospel, jazz, and some of today’s tunes too. The brightness of the legacy of Kenwood Academy Concert Choir continues to shine.
RAÍCES GITÁNAS - Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Flamenco is the soul of Spain. Its music and dance reflect the many peoples –– Gypsy, Arab, Indian, and others –– in the mosaic that is Spanish life. Flamenco is Spain’s history in sound and motion. See the lives of the Flamencos in their dances, hear the voices of the Gypsies in their songs, dream the melodies of the Spanish guitar, and feel the rhythm of the drum –– the oldest of all instruments. The drama of Flamenco has no rivals. Its dance is fire, its music is beauty, and its spirit is defiance.
JAMAICAN ENSEMBLE - Tuesday, February 23, 2016
At the opening chant, the audience is taught a Jamaican greeting in a call & response manner which immediately has them participating in the performance. They learn about the history of the country through the songs. The colorful costumes, the abundance of exotic instruments with their unique sounds, the demonstration, and the opportunity to learn a rhythm pattern on an instrument, plus learning some dance movements, all blend to create an exciting and memorable experience.
KENWOOD ACADEMY JAZZ BAND - Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Kenwood Academy H.S. Jazz Band, also known as "Jazz at the Wood," is an exceptional group of young musicians with a mature sound and appreciation for a variety of jazz styles. From swing to funk and Latin, the musical diversity of this group has not gone unnoticed. Learn about the instruments, its sound and the young talent producing the sound. Overall you will find the music and energy of "Jazz at the Wood" to be soul-stirring and contagious!
BALLET CHICAGO - Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Ballet Chicago Studio Company, consisting of superb young artists of Ballet Chicago, will perform a preview of exciting ballets from its spectacular Harris Theater Spring Repertory program, Take Flight. The program, hosted by Artistic Director Daniel Duell, will include dances to music of Vivaldi, Corelli, and John Phillips Sousa, among others, and a delightful audience-participation mini-lesson in ballet.
SOUTH SHORE OPERA QUARTET - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Are you looking for something entertaining, beautiful, educational and just plain fun? Then join the Quartet as they guide you on an engaging education and interactive journey through opera and musical theater. They present selections from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto, and other pieces from standard operas and musical theater. They will discuss vocal technique, musical terms unique to opera and classical music. The performances include audience participation. Be amazed by what the human voice can do!