Chicago Ticketed Events

The New Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Wednesday, March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park

This performance will feature the world premieres of works by T. J. Anderson, Wendell Logan, and Olly Wilson. Purchase your ticket on the conference registration form for this special performance of the CBMR’s critically acclaimed performance ensemble.The ticket cost includes bus transportation between the conference hotel and the concert venue.


An Evening with Muhal Richard Abrams and George Lewis
Friday, March 17, 8:00 p.m.

Muhal Richard Abrams, famed performer, composer, and co-founder of the legendary Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), will be named the Society for American Music’s Honorary Member for 2006. In celebration of this honor, Abrams, along with George Lewis, who was a student of Abrams and who is a long-time AACM member, will present a performance on Friday evening. This event is included in your conference registration and is reserved for conference attendees only.

Saturday Evening Dinner/Dance

$50.00 ($35 students/retirees)

We hope you will enjoy the casual, yet sumptuous buffet we have prepared for you. During dinner you will be treated to informal performances in a wide range of U.S. forms and styles of music. Featured artists will include vocalist Maggie Brown (the late Oscar Brown Jr.’s daughter), pianist Roger Harris, and traditional string musicians Paul Tyler on fiddle and guitar and Steve Rosen on banjo and mandolin.


Immediately following the banquet, join us for a unique event as we experience dances of the 1920s. Renee Camus of Centuries Historical Dance, will coach the basic steps of fun and easy dances such as the Toddle, Shimmy (Sha-Wobble), Varsity Drag, Ballin’ the Jack, Black Bottom, and the Charleston. Come and enjoy the liveliness of the early twentieth century. Music provided by students of the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble.





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Society for American Music
Stephen Foster Memorial
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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