Church of Beethoven, Oak Park
at Open Door Theater
902 S. RIDGELAND, Oak Park
(Free parking across the street)
Sunday Mornings: Come-as-you-are for classical music, poetry, coffee and good company.
$10 for adults/$5 for children
All programs begin 10:30 a.m. come early at 10 a.m. for coffee and cookies.
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
History of Tango - Noche de Pasión
Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for children:
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
OPEN DOOR THEATER
902 S. RIDGELAND AVE., OAK PARK IL
Come experience the passion and raw emotion that is the Tango!
From the bordellos of 1900’s Buenos Aires to the salons and cafes of Paris in the 1930s. The ever evolving tango has continued to make its way, from the 1960’s through the present, to milongas, nightclubs and concert stages the world over. Having woven itself into the fabric of Argentinian culture, tango continues to capture popular imagination through instrumental music, song and dance.
For devotees, the tango transcends mere entertainment. It embodies a philosophy and way of life which illuminates the inner life of the human being. Indeed the sublime poetry of its songs and the subtle ferocity of its music and dance work an alchemy, which, under the right conditions, can provoke a direct experience of eternity in a single moment of life.
In this latest installment of Church of Beethoven’s Opera Showcase Series, “The History of the Tango” decidedly forgoes the flourish of dance in favor of a curation of tango’s most cherished songs including arias from Piazzolla’s enigmatic tango operetta Maria de Buenos Aires. This intimate recital by noted tango singer Alba Guerra and tenor Bradley Schuller celebrates the music and lyrics of Carlos Gardel, Filibierto, Hector Stamponi, Horacio Basterra, Jose Dames, Horacio Ferrer and more. Accompanied by guitarist Marcus Dunleavy and bandoneonist Ben Bogart, the program will be augmented with a few masterpieces from tango’s rich instrumental canon.
This is a one-time event, so don’t delay and get your tickets! On sale now for only $20 - $10 for kids. Produced by the Church of Beethoven in Oak Park.
Church of Beethoven-Oak Park
The Church of Beethoven is "...a 'church' with no preaching, just uplifting music, poetry and two minutes of silence in an all-too-busy world."
The original Church of Beethoven was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Oak Park native and classical cellist Felix Wurman in a repurposed gas station on historic US Route 66. The Albuquerque Church grew out of its humble beginnings and moved into a larger arts space. Felix Wurman died of cancer in 2009, but the Church of Beethoven (now Sunday Chatter) lives on in Albuquerque and has sprouted new branches in Durham, NC, Washington DC, Tucson, AZ, San Diego, CA and here in Oak Park.
Started in Oak Park in 2011, Church of Beethoven presents Sunday morning classical music performances in an intimate and casual setting as well as poetry by local poets and two minutes of silence. The family-friendly concerts are designed to bring classical music to an intimate audience.
The concerts take place at Open Door Theater, 902 S. Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Park.
Hungry? join us at Eastgate Cafe, 102 Harrison St. after the performance.
Concertgoers receive a 15% discount.
Church of Beethoven is a non-profit 501(c) 3organization