UC Presents to offer starry lineup and inaugurate new venue in 2012-13

Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 12:36 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

The University of Chicago Presents series will once again serve up a first-class array of guest artists in the 2012-13 season, Many of next season’s events will take place at the new performance venue, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, which officially debuts this fall, as well as the series’ traditional home at Mandel Hall.

The 67th season of UC Presents will open Oct. 5 with the acclaimed Takács Quartet performing music of Haydn, Britten and Dvorak. On Nov. l6 Chicago Symphony Orchestra clarinetist John Bruce Yeh will team up with violinist Cho-Liang Lin, harpist Deborah Hoffman and cellist Joshua Roman in a program including works of Ibert, Saint-Saens and John Williams.

The young string quartet Brooklyn Rider will make their series debut Jan. 25 and cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Kirill Gerstein team up for a recital Feb. 1. The Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio performs music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Andre Previn Feb. 22 and the Pavel Haas Quartet will appear April 12. All the above events in the main Classical Concert Series will take place at Mandel Hall.

The Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series will present three events next season. The Dutch vocal ensemble Capella Pratensis will debut in a program centered on Jacob Obrecht and the city of Bruges Nov. 9 at Rockefeller Chapel; harpsichordist Kristian Bezuidenhout performs at the Logan Center Feb. 8, and trumpeter Alison Balcom and the Scottish Ensemble will also come to the Logan Center April 19.

The Pacifica Quartet, artists in residence at the University of Chicago, will perform three Sunday matinee concerts at the Logan Center Nov. 4, Feb. 17 and April 7. All five Contempo events will also take place at the new venue including a tribute to Ralph Shapey on March 1.

Non-classical events include the crossover Turtle Island Quartet Oct. 14 and the SFJazz Collective Oct. 19.

Subscriptions go on sale April 16, with single tickets on sale September 4. chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068.

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