The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest and the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association are cosponsoring a program of "Musical Mementos" of the 1893 Columbian Exposition on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at 1:15 pm at the Nineteenth Century Clubhouse, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Historical Society members who present their membership card will be admitted free to the program.
Award-winning musicians--violinist Kate Carter, pianist Chris White, and baritone Brad Jungwirth--offer a front row seat to the sights and sounds of the Columbian Exhibition. Visitors to the 1893 World’s Fair commemorated their trips with an unlikely souvenir – sheet music. The exceptional musical program includes original album cover artwork and commentary on the history of the music. All three performers are on the music faculty at Lake Forest College.
Brad Jungwirth has been described by critics as "a muscular baritone with an evocatively dark instrument" and has been parised for his "dulcet and lyrical" voice and "no-holds-barred intensity." Chris White attended Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music and pursued his Master's degree in Jazz Studies, graduating with a Phi Kappa Lambda award. Kate Carter, an avid chamber musician, collaborates frequently in recital with pianist Louise Chan.