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Make Music Chicago: Jonathan Sargent, Klarin-öte, and Music-Themed Poetry

Thursday, June 21st – Thursday, June 21st, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission
Learn more about Make Music Chicago

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.

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  • Browse Poems

  • Detail, photograph by Jun Fujita, circa 1930s, courtesy of the Graham and Pamela Lee private collection.
    Current Exhibition
    Jan 12, 2017 – May 26, 2017

    This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.