Music And Architecture Meet in Wright Concert Series
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Last year’s sold-out Frank Lloyd Wright house concert series, "The Common Pattern," will resume this summer with new venue choices and unique reasons to attend the concert finale at Taliesin, Wright’s own home in Spring Green, WI. Get all the details after the jump... As stated in the press release: The first four concerts will be held in homes Wright designed for clients in suburban Chicago and southwestern Wisconsin. “These are private homes and can...
Last year’s sold-out Frank Lloyd Wright house concert series, "The Common Pattern," will resume this summer with new venue choices and unique reasons to attend the concert finale at Taliesin, Wright’s own home in Spring Green, WI. Get all the details after the jump...As stated in the press release:
The first four concerts will be held in homes Wright designed for clients in suburban Chicago and southwestern Wisconsin.
“These are private homes and can accommodate only a limited number of guests,” said Sandra Shane-DuBow of the sponsoring organization, Taliesin Table. “We could not accommodate everyone who wanted to attend last year, so I would urge early reservations.”
The series opens on May 15, 2011 at the Coonley House in Riverside, IL and concludes at Taliesin on Sep. 4, 2011. This year is the 100th anniversary of Taliesin, Wright’s home and studio that serves as the summer home of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Embodying his architectural philosophy and his vision of design inspired by nature, Taliesin attracts thousands of visitors each year from around the world.
The first four concerts will be hosted on Sundays at 1 p.m., and tickets are $95 apiece. The Taliesin event begins with a reception in the living room at Taliesin at 5 p.m., followed by a formal dinner and concert in the Hillside Theater on Wright’s estate. The ticket price is $250. All proceeds will be donated to the School of Architecture, and a portion of all the ticket price is tax deductible.
• May 15, 2011, Coonley House, Riverside IL: This concert will feature the acclaimed Musicmakers, violin and viola duo. The owners will give a tour of the estate, including its terraced gardens and pool. There are 50 tickets available for this concert.
• June 12, 2011 and August 7, 2011, Jacobs House, Madison, WI: At this concert, Dawn Lawler will play the flute and Mary Ann Harr will play the harp. Guests will also hear and receive a tour from Susan Jacobs Lockhart, who lived in the home as a young girl. There are 45 tickets available.
• June 26, 2011, Gilmore House, Madison, WI.: Guests will hear from the Shumi String Quartet, who will play a classic ensemble, and the current homeowner will serve complimentary champagne and early summer refreshments. There are 45 tickets available for this concert.
• Sep. 4, 2011, Taliesin, Spring Green, WI: Guests of this concert will enjoy a reception in the living room at Taliesin and a formal dinner in the Hillside dining room. After, they will hear a concert from famous pianist and Van Cliburn Award winner, Christopher Taylor in the Hillside Theater. Taylor will perform on a historic Steinway Concert Grand piano acquired by Mr. Wright from the University Of Wisconsin School Of Music and restored through proceeds from last year’s concert. There are 90 tickets available.
The proceeds of the concerts go toward the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, which was founded by Frank and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright as the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932. The school is fully accredited and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture. The school operates seasonally between Taliesin in Spring Green, WI. and Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ.
To purchase tickets for the Taliesin Home Concert Series, call 1-866-530-7528 ext. 481.
Image via Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation