Sat, Sep 10|
Chicago Sinfonietta at Kenwood Gardens
Join us as we celebrate summer with Chicago Sinfonietta, brought to you by our free concert series at Kenwood Gardens.
Time & Location
Sep 10, 6:00 PM
Kenwood Gardens, 6929 S Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
About the event
Rebuild Foundation is proud to launch our first-ever free concert series at Kenwood Gardens! From June to October, we will collaborate with local musicians and instrumental ensembles to bring free concerts to neighbors and friends at Kenwood Gardens each month.
On September 10, join us in the gardens for a special performance by Chicago Sinfonietta. Led by Freeman Fellow Seth Pae, Chicago Sinfonietta champions diversity, equity, and inclusion by creating community through bold symphonic experiences. An excellent orchestral player and chamber musician, Chicago-based violinist Seth Pae, has been redefining what a ‘classical musician’ does.
Since 1987, Chicago Sinfonietta has been a defiantly different kind of orchestra. Chicago Sinfonietta is a professional orchestra dedicated to modeling and promoting diversity, inclusion, and both racial and cultural equity in the arts through the universal language of symphonic music.
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.