The Fine Arts Building is hosting its annual "Schubertiade" fest in February, honoring the music of our favorite composer-slash-boozehound, Franz Schubert.
Details on where and when to meet will follow. I'll post a music schedule, too, once it's been released. Tentatively, though, Tom and I will set up a table on the 10th floor and will provide a few boxes of fine wine along with stemware (i.e., Solo cups). Feel free to bring your own beverages, too. For more, check out the description of our "Second Fridays at the Fine Arts Building" events for an idea on what else will be happening in the FAB.
From the PianoForte Foundations Web site:
"It has been an honored tradition in Europe to celebrate the music of Franz Schubert on the anniversary of his birth, January 31, 1797. PianoForte Foundation has brought this tradition to Chicago for the past 8 years, with every celebration drawing larger audiences. This year’s event will call forth a marathon of music making from a variety of chamber ensembles and soloists in at least three simultaneous performance halls in the historic Fine Arts Building, the perfect environment to recreate the atmosphere of Franz Schubert's legendary soirees.
Each year the event features the Schubert Café, offering Viennese coffee and treats from Julius Meinl, as well as wine and refreshments sponsored by a variety of other local businesses. Guests are invited to attend a performance, take a break to visit the café or one of the many galleries in the Fine Arts Building, and then come back for more live music.
Inspired by Schubert’s own famed musical parties, PianoForte Foundation seeks to create the same intimate space where musicians and music enthusiasts alike can relax and savor the company of like-minded friends. Musicians from the CSO and other esteemed professionals have been attracted by this casual music-making atmosphere, which encourages inspired performances of string quartets, piano trios, duets, four-hand piano, solo piano, and Lieder. Audiences eagerly anticipate it every year!"