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Kenwood Gardens

APOTHEOSIS: The Braxton Narratives by the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble

Join us as we celebrate summer's end with the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, brought to you by our free concert series at Kenwood Gardens.

APOTHEOSIS: The Braxton Narratives by the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble

Time & Location

Oct 01, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Kenwood Gardens, 6929 S Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

About the event

Rebuild Foundation is proud to conclude our first-ever free concert series at Kenwood Gardens with our dear friends at the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble! From June to October, we collaborated with local musicians and instrumental ensembles to bring free concerts to neighbors and friends at Kenwood Gardens each month. It's an honor to bid farewell to summer and this series with this illustrious collection of performers.

On October 1, join us in the gardens for APOTHEOSIS: The Braxton Narratives, a special performance by the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble. Renee Baker will direct the distillation of Anthony Braxton compositions with members of AACM's Great Black Music Ensemble. Compositions will include Braxton gems blended by CCL (CIPHER CONDUIT LINGUISTIC), developed by the director. In a tribute to the infinite gifts of Mr Braxton's contribution to the music world, we present APOTHEOSIS.

Last year, Rebuild Foundation transformed thirteen formerly vacant city lots into a thriving urban oasis in the Greater Grand Crossing community. The outdoor gardens, which are home to native and regionally appropriate flora and fauna, offer visitors immersive experiences in the natural environment, providing opportunities to engage with health, wellness, music, education and cultural programming amongst carefully curated and sustainably sourced plants and animal life.

The free summer concert series at Kenwood Gardens reinforces Rebuild Foundation’s commitment to providing accessible world-class cultural amenities to neighbors and friends on the South Side.This series is an extension of Rebuild Foundation’s support for local artists and musicians through robust music programming across their sites.

These performances are free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and layer clothing for evenings with chillier forecasts. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

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