PerformancesFriday, January 18th, 7:00 PM
Get a sneak peek of Dances with Words and Music before it premieres at the 2019 Ravinia Festival. Emmy Award-nominated choreographer Venetia Stifler and her dance company, Concert Dance Inc.,...
PerformancesThursday, February 21st, 7:00 PM
Enjoy a live performance by twin sisters Maris and Bryce O’Tierney, who bring together a dynamic blend of lyric poetry, jazz, indie pop, and Irish traditional music as the duo...
PerformancesSunday, March 3rd, 7:00 PM
Join us for the world premiere of two compositions that combine poetry and music: Stein Songs, a song cycle based on the poetry of Gertrude Stein by composer Roger Zare,...
PerformancesSaturday, March 9th, 7:00 PM
Join us for Inspection, an immersive, multi-channel sound work by acclaimed composer and sound experimentalist Florian Hecker. Leveraging the Poetry Foundation’s acoustically perfected performance space, Hecker uses computer-generated sound and a...
PerformancesSaturday, March 23rd, 7:00 PM
Explore a salon brought into the 21st century. The GRAMMY-nominated Spektral Quartet partners with Chicago-based artist and organizer Theaster Gates to spotlight some of the city’s most charismatic creatives in...
PerformancesThursday, May 9th, 7:00 PM
Come hear the spiritual intensity of Beethoven’s sublime String Quartet in A Minor, op. 132, a deeply personal work composed toward the end of his life. The Solera Quartet brings...
The Poetry Foundation will close at 1 PM on Thursday, December 13.
The building will be closed from Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1 for the holidays. We will reopen to the public at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 2.