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Share the Joy of Art and Culture with Barrington’s White House Spring Season

In-Person tickets are limited, so purchase today!

Storyteller Jim May

“I Knew I Was in Trouble When…”

Storytelling Event

Friday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
$20 In-Person OR Virtual

This fun storytelling event uses a family-friendly version of the popular “Moth Radio Hour” as its model. Featuring professional Emmy-winning storyteller Jim May, a group of local storytellers will explore the theme “I Knew I Was in Trouble When…” Jim May is the artistic director of the Spring Grove Storytelling Festival and receives rave reviews for his family shows that combine hilarious stories as well as thoughtful insights.

Katherine Beck, Soprano

Katherine Beck, Lyric Opera

Ryan Center Mezzo Soprano

Sunday, March 13, 3:00 p.m. | $20 In-Person OR Virtual
(Students 18 and under free with paid adult ticket)

Known for her warmth, flexibility, honesty, and flair in works by Handel, Rossini, Mozart, and more, the Lyric Opera Ryan Center’s
Katherine Beck will delight our audiences with her “balmy-voiced mezzo soprano” as described by the Boston Globe. Alongside pianist Chris Reynolds, she will perform a collection of
operatic arias and classic American songs.

Playwright Stephanie Walker Presents “Sophia Hayden Deserves Better”

“Sophia Hayden Deserves Better”:

A Play Reading by Stephanie Walker

Sunday, March 27, 3:00 p.m. | $20 In-Person

Barrington native Stephanie Walker brings a tabletop reading of her new play, “Sophia Hayden Deserves Better.” In 1891 a brilliant young woman won an architecture contest to design the Woman’s Building for the World’s Columbian Exposition. During the process, the architect quietly endured bullying, micromanaging and undermining; she was committed to a sanitarium and never designed another building again. Her name was Sophia Hayden and she deserves better.

A Conversation with Best-Selling
Novelist Veronica Roth

A Conversation with Best-Selling Novelist Veronica Roth

Sunday, April 3, 3:00 p.m.

$20 In-Person OR Virtual
(Students 18 and under free with paid adult ticket)

A wonderful opportunity to participate in an intimate conversation and Q&A with Barrington’s own Veronica Roth, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Divergent series; the Carve the Mark duology; The End and Other Beginnings collection of short fiction; Chosen Ones; and many short stories and essays.

“The Future of Education: Lessons Learned in a Global Pandemic” with District 220 Superintendent Dr. Robert Hunt

Sunday, April 10, 3:00 p.m.

$10 In-Person OR Virtual
(Students 18 and under free with paid adult ticket)

Two years ago COVID-19 upended life as we know it, exposing the strengths and weaknesses of every industry, including education. In this presentation, District 220’s Dr. Robert Hunt discusses the pandemic’s impact on the classroom and the lessons learned that will drive opportunities for students moving forward.

All programming is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, including those related to COVID-19.
Go to barringtonswhitehouse.com/events for up-to-date event information.

Jazz Victor Goines

Jazz All-Stars with Saxophonist Victor Goines

Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.

$20 In-Person
(Students 18 and under free with paid adult ticket)

Highly acclaimed jazz saxophonist Victor Goines assembles an all-star cast of jazz professionals as well as outstanding students from surrounding high schools to present a high-energy evening of jazz at Barrington’s White House. Professor Goines is the Director of Jazz Studies at Northwestern University and a member of the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, conducted by Wynton Marsalis. The group will assemble for an afternoon of practice and coaching, then light up our ballroom in the evening.

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro: “Surprising Facts About Higher Education”

Sunday, May 15, 3:00 p.m. Cocktail

Reception; 3:30 p.m. Program $25 In-Person

American higher education today is a source of both pride and controversy, and seemingly everyone has a unique vantage point on how it should be organized and funded. Many debate whether a college degree should be essential for all citizens, whether its returns on investment are sufficient, and whether American colleges and universities can continue to thrive in the coming years. Morton Schapiro, president of Northwestern and a top expert on the economics of higher education, offers some surprising and encouraging insights and perspectives.

Classical Pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, Classical Piano

Sunday, May 22, 3:00 p.m.

$30 In-Person OR Virtual
(Students 18 and under free with paid adult ticket)

After a mesmerizing concert at Barrington’s White House in 2019, the “poetic and electrifying” sounds of this young virtuoso pianist will fill our intimate venue once more. A Gilmore Young Artist award winner, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner has performed at the White House and the Kennedy Center, as well as in a multitude of international venues. For this program, Sanchez-Werner will present the brilliant virtuosity of Rachmaninoff’s stunning B-flat Minor Sonata as well as the sensuous poeticism of Schumann’s Humoreske. He’ll also include several fun-filled Preludes from the American Song Book by Gershwin. You’ll revel in his playing, which has been described as “balancing earthly aggression against elegant refinement.”

The Brightside of Bluegrass

“The Bright Side of Bluegrass” and Ice Cream Social

Saturday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social; 7:00 p.m. Program

$15 In-Person; $30 for a family of 4 or more

Kick off summer with fun for the whole family! Enjoy ice cream courtesy of BACOA, then a toe-tapping live bluegrass set with the Sunnyside Up Bluegrass Band in our ballroom following the Barrington Art Festival. Featuring some of Chicago’s finest acoustic string band players, the Sunnyside Up band has a long history of combining different styles to create new ideas, from straight-ahead bluegrass to instrumentals, two steps and the occasional pop cover. It will be a delightful evening you won’t soon forget!

Tickets for all events on sale now.

Go to BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com/events or call 224-512-4066.