October 2016–May 2017

Logan Center School Matinee Program for students and teachers

The fifth season of the Logan Center School Matinee Program offers a dynamic series of free performances for students and teachers in grades K–12 across the Chicagoland area.

Each matinee features world class artists in engaging educational presentations. Our matinee programs also include teacher workshops prior to each performance designed to support educators in connecting field trip experience with classroom learning and common core learning standards. Our innovative field trips introduce youth to a diverse range of experiences providing opportunities for dynamic learning, critical inquiry, and cultural engagement.

The matinee programs take place throughout the school year in the state-of-the-art Performance Hall at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Matinees are offered on weekday mornings throughout the school year from October through May.


Co-presented by:
 

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 31 and Nov 1-32016, various times

Recommended: Grades K–12

Enjoy stories on the big screen! The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival invites educators and students to view international films. After screenings, children are engaged in discussions with filmmakers and festival staff. Register with the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Tickets at facets.org.

DEEPLY ROOTED PRODUCTIONS

Wed, Nov 30, 2016, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades 9–12

MUNTU DRUM AND DANCE PRESENTS THE JOURNEY

Fri, Dec 9, 2016, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades K–8

MANDALA

Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades 6–12

PROMISE OF PEACE

Tuesday January 31st, 2017, 10:30-11:30am

Recommended: Grades 7-12

BROWN IN BRONZEVILLE: A LEGACY OF JAZZ AND POETRY

Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

CHINESE FOLK AND CLASSICAL DANCE

Thu, Feb 2, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades K–5

SOUTH SHORE OPERA COMPANY

Wed, Feb 8, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades 6–8

FUNKADESI

Feb 21, 2017, 10:30-11:30am

Recommended: Grades 6-12

An inter-cultural group of musicians performing Chicago's diversity in a unique way!  Funkadesi blends Indian music bhangra, Bollywood, Indian folk with reggae, funk and Afro-Carribbean grooves.  With its one-world sound and positive vibe, the band is an uncompromising and compelling musical force.

BREAKIN IT DOWN: HIP HOP HISTORY

Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades 6–8

BOMBA CON BUYA

Wed, Mar 8, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades 6–12

JOFFREY BALLET

Thu, Mar 16, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades 7-12

HEARTBEAT OF JAPAN

Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades 9–12

Word Is Rhythm Poetry Festival

April 4-6, 2017

Recommended Grades: K-12

Let your students take the stage!  In honor of National Poetry Month, this festival celebrates a diverse range of voices.  In the city where the poetry slam was born this program creates a space where student  and teachers can gather to raise poetic verse in a non-competititve setting.  Schools may participate by informing or observing. Interested teachers should contact Dominique L. Boyd for application info: Dominiquelboyd@uchicago.edu

PACIFICA QUARTET

Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades 6–12

IMANI WINDS

Tue, May 2, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades 9–12

THE MAGIC OF THE SPELLBINDER

Tue, May 9, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades K–5

STORIES AROUND THE WORLD

Wed, May 10, 2017, 10:30–11:30am

Recommended: Grades K–5

 


Critics Program

If you are interested in further engagement opportunities for your students with the subject matter presented at the Logan Center Matinees, please contact us for information on our Critics Programs. 

Chicago City of Learning 
Logan Center Critics 


School Eligibility and Confirmation Policy

In order to make reservations for this free program teachers must: (1) Submit a completed Ticket Request Form; (2) Attend a Teacher Professional Development Session prior to the reserved school matinee; and (3) Submit a $35 dollar deposit, which will be returned the day of the show if school group attends the performance. Schools will be notified once the Ticket Request Form is received. Seats will be officially confirmed when teacher representatives attend the professional development session. 

Cancellation Policy

Please make cancellations no fewer than 30 days prior to scheduled performances. Schools that fail to give 30 days notice will jeopardize their ability to participate in the matinee program for the remainder of the season. Adjustments to reserved ticket numbers should be made no fewer than 2 weeks prior to the scheduled performance. If a school fails to attend a performance or cancels with less than 30 days notice the 35 dollar deposit payment will be processed.

The Logan Center School Matinee program is made possible through support the Reva and David Logan Foundation, friend of the Logan Center, Urban Gateways and the UChicago Office of Civic Engagement’s Neighborhood Schools Program, and local and national arts organizations and performing artists.

School Transportation Drop off and Pick Up Directions

Buses will drop students off at the circle drive adjacent to the Logan Center's south entrance, accessible from Drexel Avenue. We ask that buses park and pick up schools on 60th street at the North Entrance of the Logan Center following the performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ticket Request Form

Program Contact

Dominique L Boyd
773.702.5146
dominiquelboyd@uchicago.edu

Sponsors

The Logan Center School Matinee program is made possible through support of the Reva and David Logan Foundation and friends of the Logan Center, as well as partnerships with the Neighborhood Schools Program of the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago, University of Chicago Presents, and local and national arts organizations and performing artists.