This time, instead of European/American classical music, let’s try some classical music from the Middle East. The University of Chicago's Middle East Music Ensemble features classical and popular music from throughout the Middle East, performing on traditional instruments. I’ve been to some of their performances, and they are great.
This concert is FREE and will feature classical and folk music from Turkey. No tickets are required; however, I was told by someone at the International House that these concerts fill up fast, so we need to meet at 6pm (the concert begins at 6:30pm) to make sure we get seats together. I will meet everyone in the main lobby just inside the front door.
This is probably the one place in Hyde Park where parking won’t be a problem (at least on a Sunday). The International House is between Blackstone and Dorchester, one block north of Midway Plaisance. If taking Lake Shore Drive south, exit at 57th St. (Museum of Science and Industry exit). 57th briefly curves onto Cornell. To park on 59th St., turn right from Cornell back onto 57th, then left on Stony Island, then right on 59th. To park on Midway Plaisance, stay on Cornell to Midway Plaisance, then turn right.
To find out more about the Middle East Music Ensemble, visit their website at http://meme.uchicago.edu/Middle_East_Music_Ensemble_%40_University_of_Chicago/Home.html
To get information about the International House, visit http://ihouse.uchicago.edu/