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Mix at Six: Amir ElSaffar + Two Rivers Ensemble

January 31 @ 7:30 pm

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Companion Ticket
A person plays the trumpet.

Returning to the Harris stage after performing with Ragamala Dance Company in 2018-19; composer, trumpeter, santur player, and vocalist Amir ElSaffar has been described as “uniquely poised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music,” (the Wire) and “one of the most promising figures in jazz today” (Chicago Tribune). A recipient of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and a 2018 US Artist Fellow, ElSaffar is an expert trumpeter with a classical background, conversant not only in the language of contemporary jazz, but has created techniques to play microtones and ornaments idiomatic to Arabic music that are not typically heard on the trumpet. Additionally, he is a purveyor of the centuries-old, now endangered, Iraqi maqam tradition, which he performs actively as a vocalist and santur player.

Venue

Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Box Office Contact:
(312) 334-7777
Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM; on performance days 12:00 PM until 30 minutes after the performance starts

Details

Date:
January 31
Time:
7:30 pm
Discipline:

Location Details:

TAP members should purchase tickets at the Level 5 Box Office.

Getting there:
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is located at 205 E. Randolph Drive at the north end of Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. When driving, the Millennium Park Garage, located at 5 S. Columbus Dr., offers direct indoor access to the Harris Theater lobbies. Discounted parking validation for Millennium Park Garage is available at the Harris Theater Orchestra level box office. For further details about parking validation, please contact the box office at 312.334.7777.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train stations close to the Harris Theater include the Red Line Lake Street station, and the Brown/Green/Orange/Purple/Pink Line trains’ Washington/Wabash station. Visit transitchicago.com for additional CTA routes and details.

If arriving downtown via Metra trains: taxi cabs and CTA buses are all immediately available from Union, Ogilvie, and LaSalle Street stations. The Harris Theater is just a block from the Randolph Street and South Shore Line stations. For additional Metra information and schedules please visit metrarail.com.