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- Review/Photos: Deerhoof @ Prtizker Pavilion in Millennium Park 6/14/12
The evening of Loops and Other Variations began with Ensemble Dal Niente performing Donatoni’s “Hot” Fausto Romitelli’s “Professor Bad Trip Lesson 3″ and an arrangement of Deerhoof’s “Eaguru Guru.” The non-Deerhoof pieces were both creative and climactic at times keeping the audience on the edge of their seats as if watching a Hitchcockian thriller. Still, it was quite strange to be present for the indie rock and listening to classical compositions. It made sense mainly from the perspective that Deerhoof has always created music that is both interesting and innovative and, with the arrangement of the Deerhoof song, it tied the two performances together nicely.
Deerhoof did not play with this orchestra and their set was fairly similar to previous sets in Chicago except there was just something special about the night where they seemed energized more than usual filled with chemistry between them and with Satomi Matsuzaki in constant motion dancing, kicking, jumping, and with an absolutely gleeful disposition as the songs took shape as if she were having the time of her life. Their hour long set seemed to go by incredibly fast and, though their set was incredibly satisfying, it seemed like their fans would have stayed to hear them play all night considering the remarkable treat their performance was! The San Fransisco band (in one incarnation or another) has technically been around for 15 years and 11 studio albums but tonight’s performance made them seem like they were just getting started in giving the world something great.
- See the CSO – for free!
by Elliot Mandel
Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at a great orchestra? The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti (last seen at Wrigley Field) are holding a rare open rehearsal during Make Music Chicago. Watch the CSO rehearse Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6 in preparation for its final concert series of the year. The open rehearsal is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved by calling (312) 294-3000.
Catch the CSO’s free rehearsal on Thursday, June 21 from 10am-12:30pm at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.
- This Week In Street Fests: Taste Of Randolph, Six Corners BBQ Fest, Fiestas Puertorriquenas
What will you do this weekend? Pick one or three: Taste of Randolph, Six Corners BBQ Fest, Fiesta Boricua, Festa Pasta Vino, Chicago Pizza Fest. [ more › ]
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