Cappella Pratensis, October 25 at 3 p.m. This Dutch vocal
ensemble of up to 12 voices performs 15th- and 16th-century a
cappella works of the Franco-Flemish region and features the
work of Josquin des Prez. Rockefeller Chapel; call 773/702-8068.
Humanities Open House, October 31, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now
in its 19th year, the open house offers lectures, tours, and performances
featuring humanities faculty. Art history professor Robert Nelson
will give the keynote address, "The Rhetoric of Art and The Art
of Rhetoric." Ida Noyes Hall; call 773/702-4847.
Tales of Egypt, October 31 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The University
Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Halloween concert, this year
showcasing exotic 19th-century operas. While retaining the flavor
of their composers' European heritage, the operas incorporate Egyptian
themes and harmonic approaches. Mandel Hall; call 773/702-8069.
Nora, November 20-December 20. In his 1981 adaptation
of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Ingmar Bergman cut minor
characters and one third of the play to focus more intently on the
central characters and the relationship between men and women, honing
in on Nora and her marriage. Court Theatre; call 773/753-4472.
Tracey Moffatt, November 22-December 27. In her first solo
exhibition, Australian photographer and filmmaker Tracey Moffatt
draws from Hollywood movies, Japanese cinema, American roller derby,
suburban life in the 1960s, and her experiences as an aborigine
raised by a white foster family. Renaissance Society; call 773/702-8670.
Handel's Messiah, December 11 at 8 p.m., December
12 at 3 p.m. Randi Von Ellefson conducts the Rockefeller Bach Soloists,
the Pacifica Quartet, the University Chorus, Motet Choir, and guest
soloists in the Messiah. Rockefeller Chapel; call 773/702-7300.