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Special Supplement : Goings on out of town
Voigt, moving beyond Wagnerian roles, will trans- form herself into the adolescent temptress of "Sa- lome," with Kim Begley as Herod and Alan Held as John the Baptist; Andrew Davis. (Oct. 21-Nov. 21.) (Civic Opera House. 312-332-2244.) HuBBArd sTreeT dAnCe CoMPAny The stalwart contemporary company presents several world premières for their fall series, "Global Tapestry." Works include Toru Shima- zaki's martial-arts-derived piece, set to music by René Aubry, and a dance by Alejandro Cer- rudo set to the music of Devendra Banhart. Sept. 27-Oct. 1. (Harris Theatre for Music and Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Dr. 866-535-4732.) JAzz sHowCAse 59 W. Grand Ave. (312-670-2473)---The trum- peter Roy Hargrove, here with his quintet Sept. 19-24, is feisty, historically aware, and blessed with a brassy, ringing tone, but his de ning quality may be his enthusiasm. Oct. 17-22: The Dave Holland quintet. Jazz's premier modern bassist assembles crack ensembles featuring smart players and off-kilter instrumentation. Expect his industrial-strength bass work to si- multaneously ground and propel the music. ABBey PuB 3420 W. Grace St. (773-478-4408)---Sept. 30: Georgia's Nashville Pussy delivers Southern-fried metallic garage boogie. Oct. 5: The Amsterdam group Bettie Serveert plays deeply satisfying ga- rage rock with a lean, let's-make-a-record-in-a-day sound. Oct. 7: The Detroit Cobras. Led by the vo- calist Rachel Nagy---a former butcher and strip- per---the Cobras are a bar band extraordinaire. Nov. 4: The Bay Area m.c. Lyrics Born pours his honeyed rhymes over sped-up R. & B. beats. “THe PirATe Queen” Frank Galati directs the world première of this new musical based on the life of the sixteenth- century Irish swashbuckler Grace O'Malley. With a score by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg ("Les Misérables"), the Chicago try- out run precedes a winter Broadway début. Oct. 3-Nov. 26. (Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Ran- dolph St. 312-902-1400.) Joffrey BAlleT The company's ftieth-anniversary season fea- tures Frederick Ashton's "Cinderella." Oct. 4- 15. (Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt Univer- sity, 50 E. Congress Parkway. 312-902-1500.) CHiCAgo inTernATionAl filM fesTiVAl Founded in 1964, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America's oldest compet- itive international lm festival. This year's edi- tion runs Oct. 5-19 and offers more than a hundred feature lms, among them a generous selection of premières, including Darren Aronof- sky's third feature, "The Fountain," starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz; the Thai di- rector Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's "Invisible Waves"; a sexually explicit drama by John Cameron Mitchell, "Shortbus"; and Kim Ki-Duk's "Time," from South Korea. The opening-night gala fea- tures "Stranger Than Fiction," starring Will Fer- rell, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson and directed by Marc Forster; Hoffman will receive the festival's Career Achievement Award. (For program information, go to www.chica- go lmfestival.org or call 312-332-FILM.) CHiCAgo syMPHony orCHesTrA Daniel Barenboim's stormy tenure as music di- rector has come to an end, but he unquestion- ably left the C.S.O. in better shape than he found it, with the group's powerful brass sec- tion now balanced by a more singing section of strings. Oct. 5-7 at 8: The magnetic young Estonian-born maestro Paavo Järvi leads the orchestra in music by Mahler ("Des Knaben Wunderhorn," with the intense baritone Mat- thias Goerne), Shostakovich (the forceful Tenth Symphony), and his countryman Erkki-Sven Tüür. Oct. 19-21 at 8: Bernard Haitink, the orchestra's principal conductor, takes the helm for Mahler's massive Symphony No. 3, joined by the mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and the superb C.S.O. Chorus. Nov. 24-25 at 8 and Nov. 28 at 7:30: Pierre Boulez, the magis- terial French modernist who has enjoyed an en- during relationship with Chicago, leads Mahler's quirky and mysterious Symphony No. 7. (Sym- phony Center. 312-294-3000.) “THe BluesT eye” Steppenwolf presents this play by Lydia Dia- mond, based on the novel by Toni Morrison, about an eleven-year-old black girl in Ohio in the forties who wishes for blue eyes. Hallie Gor- don directs. Oct. 6-28. (Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. 312-335-1650.) “Vigils” Kate Whoriskey directs the world première of Noah Haidle's drama about the internal life of the widow of a reman. Oct. 14-Nov. 12. (Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. 312-443-3800.) CHiCAgo inTernATionAl CHildren’s filM fesTiVAl The Chicago International Children's Film Festi- val is now twenty-three years old, making it the longest-running American children's lm festival. This year's edition, which runs from Oct. 19-29, offers two hundred and twenty lms, including "Kirikou and the Wild Beasts," Michel Ocelot's sequel to "Kirikou and the Sorceress"; "The Wild Soccer Bunch," a lm from Germany, directed by Joachim Masannek, about a group of chil- dren who start their own soccer team; and "Tree 0 goings on: fAll 2006
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