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A Multi-Sensory Extravaganza

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Indulge your senses of sight, sound, taste, and smell in a multi-sensory artistic extravaganza!

“Pictures At An Exhibition” is a multi-sensory performance art piece designed by Jeff Yang, creator of theIn The Realm Of Sensesproject that combines different modalities of art into coherent works that incorporate elements of sight, sound, taste, and smell. Originally written by famous Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874 for solo piano based on paintings of Viktor Hartmann, this piece was orchestrated by Maurice Ravel in 1922 to be a staple in the orchestral repertoire. In this new version, the music has been reduced for two players and eight instruments, with Jeff Yang on violin, viola, cello, four baroque recorders, and Lyudmila Lakisovaon piano. 

The music of Mussorgsky will be paired with animated video of lithographs based on the lost paintings by Hartmann, scents designed by master French perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, and sweet creations and libations by some of Chicago's top culinary destinations Band of BohemiaMango PickleHewn BakeryChocolat Uzma, and Maplewood Brewery. This performance will entice your senses in a completely new and exhilarating ways never experienced before.

The first half of the program will feature rarely heard pieces by famous Ukrainian-born composers, Sergei Borkiewiecz, Sergei Prokofiev, and Myroslav Skoryk. Also being displayed are five original lithographs by John Gaudette based on the lost paintings of Viktor Hartmann of which this piece was based on. 

Tickets: $35 Book Yours Here

At the Door: $40

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Later Event: October 11
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