Chicago Stories: Book Two
There are so many more stories to share.
In a city of more than ten million people, every individual, every community, and every neighborhood makes a unique contribution to the life of the city. Chicago Stories honors the experiences of our neighbors - living, breathing Chicagoans - by setting their stories to music. In 2018, we're back with three new Chicago stories, set by three Chicago composers, and performed by Chicago artists. It's music about, by, and for Chicagoans.
Find out more about the project by viewing the main Chicago Stories page, learning about our 2017 installment in Chicago Stories: Book One, and watching our Chicago Stories: Book One featurette below.
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
October 7 // 7:00PM
Featured on Night out at the Parks 2018
Armour Square Park // October 6 @ 6:30 PM
Loyola Park // September 29 @ 6:30 PM
What is Chicago Stories about?
In late 2016, we recruited three young Chicago composers to take part in this inaugural Chicago Stories project. We asked them one question: "What community is personal to you that you want to write about?" Learn about how the project went, the people involved, and what you could expect in Chicago Stories: Book Two by watching this featurette about last year.
Our Chicago Stories
Leighann Daihl Ragusa is a traveso player who loves Portillo’s but not Chicago-style hotdogs, doesn’t watch sports, and is crazy for Giordano’s. Read more about her and her Chicago Story here.
Paul Von Off is a sackbut player who loves the stars, the Blackhawks, and Giordano’s. Read more about him and his Chicago Story here.
Kurt Westerberg is a composer with ties to Rogers Park, loves the lake, and cheers on the cubs. Read more about him and his Chicago Story here.
Katherine Shuldiner is a gambist who lives in Andersonville, loves the Botanical Gardens, and is down for a Chicago-style hotdog. Read more about her and her Chicago Story here.
Regina Harris Baiocchi is a composer who loves Tuscany’s on Taylor, loves the Sox, and is a proud South Sider. Read more about her and her Chicago Story here.
Ronnie Kuller is a composer who loves the Bloomingdale Trail, lives in Old Irving, and cheers on her favorite sports team: The Joffrey Ballet. Read more about her and her Chicago Story here.
Felicia Patton is a vocalist who went to North Park University, eats at Girodano’s, and still calls it the Sears Tower. Read more about her and her Chicago Story here.
Laura Osterlund is a recorder player that loves the lake, Ann Sather, and Chicago-style hotdogs. Read more about her and her Chicago Story here.