Make Music Chicago: Jonathan Sargent, Klarin-öte, and Music-Themed Poetry
Thursday, June 21st – Thursday, June 21st, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
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The Poetry Foundation participates in Make Music Chicago, the 24-hour musical holiday for all ages and genres. This year, Make Music Chicago features more than 700 musicians performing at 75 sites throughout the city from 6:00 AM to midnight. At 12 PM, musician Jonathan Sargent (ukelele, guitar, voice) performs. At 12:30 PM, the classical flute and clarinet duo Klarin-öte performs. Poetry Foundation staff will read favorite music-themed poems between musical performances. The performances and readings will take place in the Poetry Foundation courtyard (weather permitting), so bring your lunch and join us for an afternoon break.
Make Music Chicago is presented by Rush Hour Concerts, with lead sponsor Comcast, supporting sponsor Tishman Speyer, and exclusive print sponsor Time Out Chicago Kids. Over 50 arts, cultural, and educational partners across the city are participating, including 98.7WFMT, the Chicago Loop Alliance, the Chicago Park District, the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Music Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, and St. James Cathedral.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.