MIC January Series: Lewis, Clark, and the Native American Encounter

The Music Institute of Chicago presents it's annual January Series, with programs on January 3, 10, 17, and 24.  This year, the Series is entitled "From All Sides: Paving the Way to America's Cultural Identity."  Through lecture, music, art and film, each program will take you on a historical journey from America's past, exploring how our culture was formed by a wide array of immigrant groups.  Each program will consist of an ongoing art exhibit, lectures at 4pm, concerts at 5pm, and film screenings at 6:30pm.  Admission is free, although donations are greatly appreciated.  Series moderator is author, WGN host, and Tribune senior writer, Rick Kogan.  Visit www.musicinst.org for more information on speakers, programs, exhibits, and film screenings.
1/3/10: Lewis, Clark, and the Native American Encounter - music by Dvorak, Glass, and Farwell; photographs by Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune; special guest Native American speaker.
1/10/10: From the Oregon Trail to Route 66, follow the trail of westward expansion, and explore the culture that migrated with it.  Enjoy music by Copland, Ives, and Gottschalk, as well as a performance by special guest, Howard Levy.
1/17/10: In Tune with the African-American Experience -- This session will look at the significant cultural contribution that developed, despite the tragic history of human exploitation, as shared musical traditions merged with hundreds of ethnic groups from West and su-Saharan Africa.  Music performed by The Brotherhood Chorale of the Apostolic Church of God.  Brian Rice will be the discussion guest.
1/24/10: Making Tracks -- From the Far East to the American West.  Learn about the Chinese role in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, and how Eastern tradition influenced culture on the West Coast.

Dates
Jan 3 2010 - 4:00pm
Jan 10 2010 - 4:00pm
Jan 17 2010 - 4:00pm
Jan 24 2010 - 4:00pm