Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018 12:37 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
A couple of alerts more or less related to the Brontës:

Last chance to see John Williams directing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra:
John Williams Returns
Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m. Buntrock Hall
Friday, April 27, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m. Armour Stage
Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m. Armour Stage
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
John Williams conductor
Richard Kaufman conductor

Legendary composer John Williams returns to the Orchestra Hall podium to conduct the incomparable CSO in some of his most beloved and unforgettable works. Sharing the podium with longtime CSO at the Movies guest conductor, Richard Kaufman, John Williams has crafted a thrilling concert that will feature music from E.T., Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Lincoln, and more.
The programme includes a suite from Jane Eyre 1970. Chicago Tribune says:
Kaufman modestly likened himself to a warmup act before launching the first half of the program. An efficient conductor in his own right, his bits of familiar and unfamiliar Williamsiana included a ravishing suite from a 1970 television adaptation of “Jane Eyre” (echoes of Vaughan Williams in his English folk song mode), and the famous flying theme from “E.T.” in which young Elliott and his extraterrestrial friend take off into the air on the boy’s bicycle, passing across the face of the moon. (John von Rhein)
And in Morrison, IL:
The Friends of Odell Public Library will welcome Sister Theresa Judge on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in a book review program, “The Secret History of Jane Eyre.”
Sister TJ, as she is affectionately called, has been a Clinton Franciscan for 55 years and taught at Mount St. Clare College and Ashford University.
A life-long learner and an avid reader, Sister TJ belongs to two book clubs and is quick to tell everyone that her very favorite book is “Jane Eyre.” This book by Charlotte Brontë tells the story of Jane Eyre, a determined governess, and the dark, brooding Edward Rochester, the master of the house hiding a shadowy secret. The impassioned dynamic between these two has crowned them as one of the most powerful fictional couples in English literature.
But how did Charlotte Brontë, a single woman living in Haworth on the remote Yorkshire moors, imagine such a fervent relationship? In her book review of “The Secret Life of Jane Eyre” by John Pfordresher, Sister Theresa will help us discover the treasure map of Bronte’s life through her letters and life experiences. Charlotte Brontë hid herself in Jane Eyre’s story. (Clinton Herald)

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