See picture books come to life! Enjoy a spectacular family concert featuring Fulcrum Point New Music Project led by Stephen Burns. The concert features two world premiere musical commissions based on children’s picture books.
Ana Lara’s adaptation of “Frida” by Jonah Winter with illustrations by Ana Juan draws, on both the art and the life to create an insightful, playful tribute to one of the twentieth century’s most influential artists. The piece will be narrated by Roseanne Tellez from CBS2-Chicago.
“Just A Dream”
Also featured is Randall Woolf’s adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s “Just A Dream” . Walking home, a young boy is littering when he spies a girl planting a tree. He continues on, still doing things that spoils the environment. That night he dreams of a polluted and dirty world, and when he wakes he realizes he must change his habits.
The Chicago Humanities Festival thanks our generous sponsors for supporting the 2005 Children’s Humanites Festival. Lead Sponsor: Target Stores. Major Support: Takiff Family Foundation, Nuveen Investments
Location: Simpson Auditorium, The Field Museum