||Neil deGrasse Tyson
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Crimi Auditorium | Live Stream in Perry Theatre
Please note: The lecture in Crimi Auditorium is full to capacity. We are currently accepting reservations for live streaming in Perry Theatre.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the director of the Hayden
Planetarium, former host of PBS’s NOVA ScienceNOW and host of Star Talk
Radio. He recently released his 10th book, containing his thoughts on
the past, present and future of space exploration: Space Chronicles:
Facing the Ultimate Frontier. Currently, Tyson is working on a 21st
century reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series COSMOS, to air
in 13 episodes on the FOX network in the spring of
2014. Tyson is the recipient of the NASA Distinguished
Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a
non-government citizen. His upbeat and comedic presentations bring the
science of the universe down to Earth and make astrophysics interesting
This presentation is generously supported by the Dunham Fund.
||Music of the Baroque
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
One of Chicagoland’s top classical groups, Music of the
Baroque focuses on 18th-century works for chorus and orchestra. The
ensemble has drawn particular praise for its performances of the major
choral works of Bach and Handel, Mozart and Haydn. Sixty of the Chicago
area’s finest professional musicians comprise the chorus and orchestra.
At this event, Music of the Baroque will perform Haydn’s The Creation,
in which the creation of the
universe unfolds in vivid musical pictures—from darkness and
chaos, to the emergence of light, to the pleasures of Adam and Eve in
the Garden of Eden. Jane Glover conducts the orchestra, chorus and
soloists. Elizabeth Futral, Nicholas Phan and Christòpheren Nomura will
perform in this timeless work.