REEEC is excited to announce several upcoming events surrounding the production of The Adventures of Little Sharp-Ears, based on the Czech opera by Leoš Janáček. Please see below for more details.
Operatic Expressions of Eastern European Folklore
October 17, 5:00-6:00 PM followed by Lyric Theatre performances 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Uncorked- Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Enter the mystical world of Eastern European music and folklore with a special sneak peek performance of Lyric Theatre’s The Adventures of Little Sharp-Ears (score by Leoš Janáček). Beloved arias from the pens of Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, and more will inspire the interface of Czech and Russian literature, culture, and music. Sarah Wigley (Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Voice, University of Illinois) and David Cooper (Associate Professor Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois) will discuss the importance and legacy of Janáček’s work.
The Adventures Little Sharp-Ears
November 15, 7:30 PM
November 16, 5:00 PM
November 17. 3:00 PM
Location: Krannert Center for Performing Arts (tickets required)
Music and lyrics by Leoš Janáček
Andrew Megill, conductor
Sarah Wigley, director
Join Sharp-Ears the fox and her friends grasshopper, mosquito, and frog as they wind their way from the farmyard through the ever-changing forest. This enchanting children’s story, filled with beautiful music and the sounds of nature from the pen of Czech composer Leoš Janáček, portrays a family-friendly, fantastic journey, exploring the relationship between humans and animals and the renewal that the natural world offers.
Sung in English.
Recommended for ages 6 and up.
November 17, 6:30-9:30 PM
Location: Lobby of the Krannert Center for Performing Arts
Come explore the Music and Performing Arts Library’s extensive collections in the lobby of Krannert Center! The Pop-up Library will offer items from its collection related to performances on November 17, 2019, for you to browse and borrow. Please bring your University i-Card or Courtesy Card to check out materials. Applications for University Courtesy Cards will also be available.
National Treasure: The Art of Joža Uprka from the George Drost Collection
November 5 – December 1
Location: Spurlock Museum
Visit the Spurlock Museum for a special exhibit of paintings by Czech artist Joža Uprka (1861-1940). Uprka’s artwork chronicled Moravian village life and the traditional costumes of the region, combining elements of Romanticism and Art Nouveau. This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of George Drost, a renowned collector of Uprka artwork.