Tickets for “Unveiled: A Celebration of Music at DePaul,” the School of Music’s 11-day festival in honor of the new Holtschneider Performance Center, will go on sale Sept. 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
Unlike anything the school has presented previously, these 11 days of festivities will feature performances from School of Music students, faculty and alumni alongside international stars including violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, Grammy-winning soprano Ana María Martínez, solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie, New York’s Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and renowned trumpet master Nicholas Payton.
All events will take place in the various performances spaces housed inside the stunning new 185,000-square-foot facility named in honor of DePaul’s immediate past president, the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.
The more than 40 performance and events will each be ticketed individually and can be purchased starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 4 at unveileddepaul.com, by calling the box office at 773-325-5200, or visiting the box office in person, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., located inside the Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N. Halsted St. While standard ticket prices range from free up to $45 with a premium tier of tickets for a few high-profile performances, DePaul students, faculty and staff will receive discounts on all events. Those discounted rates are available by selecting university affiliation online and presenting a DePaul ID when picking up tickets in person. No student ticket will exceed $10, no faculty/staff ticket will exceed $20.
This unprecedented festival will also include a series of “greenroom conversations” – each an intimate onstage chat among the leaders of Chicago’s most illustrious music institutions and prominent artists. The pairings include president and CEO of Ravinia, Welz Kauffman, in conversation with iconic jazz musician Ramsey Lewis; general director emeritus of Lyric Opera of Chicago, William Mason, with Grammy Award winner Ana María Martínez; and a to-be-named orchestral musicians sharing the stage with Chicago Symphony Orchestra president and CEO, Jeff Alexander.
Other highlights include a panel on women in audio engineering, led by Shure CEO, Christine Schyvinck; a screening of the new Kartemquin documentary, “Left-Handed Pianist” about School of Music alumnus, Norman Malone; and a lecture from recently-retired Chicago Tribune classical music critic, John Von Rhein.
A full listing of all “Unveiled” events, performances and master classes along with additional information on festival artists and concert repertoire can be found by visiting unveileddepaul.com or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.