We're incredibly excited, thrilled, pumped up and stoked to be playing one of the first concerts in the amazing new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. If you're reading this blog, you probably know that we were recently named Ensemble in Residence at U. of C., so it feels particularly fitting to be launching our brand-spanking-new residency with a performance in a brand new venue. There's an entire festival of events this weekend, and we hope we'll see you in the Performance Hall for our show on Friday.
But, this building is way more than just a new concert hall. This is a ten story building with a unique "Performance Loft" on the 9th floor with this view (clicking photos makes 'em get big!):
It's an architectural wonder with many amazing corridors and open spaces:
It asserts itself in the Hyde Park landscape boldly:
And, it has space for a full range of artistic activities. But, that's not why you're here. We're so excited about the new concert hall in this building. We had the chance to try it out last spring (before it was fully completed) when the team from Kirkegaard Associates was in town to see how their work was sounding. Here we are, getting used to a stage we hope to take many times: