Celebrating 17 Years as Barrington’s Signature Magazine

Arts and Culture

Welcome Back to the Joy of In-Person Events Once More!

After more than a year of presenting virtual events to our patrons, we are excited to invite all of you back to the intimate setting of Barrington’s White House to once again experience the joy and heartfelt majesty of in-person musical performances, lectures, art events, and more. We are following COVID-19 protocols to ensure that your experience is safe and comfortable, and we will continue to offer a virtual option for our 2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series this fall as well. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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

Season Opener:

The American String Quartet Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Saturday, September 11, 7:30 p.m.
$40 In-Person (includes complimentary glass of champagne)

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The New York-based and internationally acclaimed American String Quartet returns to Barrington’s White House to mark the 20th anniversary of September 11 with a program featuring Robert Sirota’s Triptych (written to commemorate 9/11 victims), Dvořák’s famed American Quartet (String Quartet No. 12 in
F Major, Op. 96), George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. The ensemble will perform at Barrington’s White House in the evening, following a commemorative Village of Barrington ceremony earlier in the day
at Memorial Park.

William Florian Presents “Those Were the Days: The Spirit and Songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s”

Thursday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.

$30 In-Person

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Through song, stories, and humor, William Florian presents “Those Were the Days,” an upbeat journey of America’s greatest folk and pop songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The concert includes hit songs he performed as a member of the New Christy Minstrels and features tunes from Peter, Paul & Mary, Neil Diamond, Pete Seeger, the Mamas and the Papas, and a special tribute to John Denver.

After more than a year of presenting virtual events to our patrons, we are excited to invite all of you back to the intimate setting of Barrington’s White House to once again experience the joy and heartfelt majesty of in-person musical performances, lectures, art events, and more. We are following COVID-19 protocols to ensure that your experience is safe and comfortable, and we will continue to offer a virtual option for our 2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series this fall as well. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Bridget Coughlin, Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium: Authoring Chicago’s Water Story

Making an Impact on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River with President and CEO Dr. Bridget C. Coughlin

Sunday, September 26, 3:00 p.m.

$20 In-Person; Free Wine and Beer

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Dr. Bridget C. Coughlin, President and CEO of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, presents a deep dive into the ways the aquarium is making an impact on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. As one of the country’s oldest aquariums with over 2 million visitors annually, this world-famous institution is poised to make significant contributions to animal life in rivers and lakes in our area and beyond.

A nature lover and scientist both at heart and by training, Dr. Coughlin is passionate about animal life in oceans, rivers and lakes and is committed to Shedd’s mission of sparking compassion, curiosity, and conservation for the aquatic animal world.

In-Person tickets are limited, so purchase today!

Paint the Town Barrington 5th Annual Plein Air Artists’ Reception

Saturday, October 9, 6:00 p.m.

FREE, In-Person

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Just as the artists of Paris have done for hundreds of years, local artists will paint “Plein Air” (outdoors in the open air) in Barrington from October 1–9. Come into town to watch over 15 artists from across Chicagoland as they paint local landmarks during the week. Then, meet the artists in-person as they showcase (and sell!) their newly created pieces at the reception on Saturday evening. Sponsored by the Barrington Cultural Commission.

Catherine Bertini, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Photo: Tom Haskell

“Change the World: Invest in Women and Girls” with Catherine Bertini

Sunday, November 7, 3:00 p.m.

$20 In-Person

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Catherine Bertini, an accomplished leader in international organization reform and a powerful advocate for women and girls, will describe the pivotal role that women play in families and communities in the Global South and how, if they had more legal, educational, and societal opportunities, they could lead more significant positive change in virtually every field. As the chair of the board of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Catherine Bertini has a distinguished career improving the efficiency and operations of organizations serving poor and hungry people in the United States and around the world.

Nate Rouse, District 220

Race, Equity, and Cultural Diversity Initiatives with District 220’s Nate Rouse

Sunday, October 17, 3:00 p.m.

FREE (Suggested Donation $10), In-Person

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Barrington District 220’s first-ever Director of Equity, Race, and Cultural Diversity Initiatives will give our community an overview of the district’s Vision for Equity and discuss how it is supporting leaders with professional development focused on the importance of culturally relevant teaching philosophies.

Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban, DePaul University

The Transformative Power of Higher
Education

DePaul University President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban

Sunday, October 24, 3:00 p.m.

FREE (Suggested Donation $10), In-Person

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DePaul is a private university with a very public mission: to give people of all backgrounds the opportunity to earn a high-quality college education. As the university approaches its 125th anniversary, President Esteban will share how DePaul’s Catholic, Vincentian and urban mission remains at the heart of preparing students to serve a changing world. Dr. Esteban is the 12th president of DePaul University and the first lay leader in the university’s history.

In-Person and Live-Streamed This Fall!
2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

Thursdays, Oct. 14;
Nov.11; Dec. 9;
7:00–8:00 p.m.

$10 In-Person or Virtual

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Enjoy an in-person cabaret-like experience or watch virtually as Barrington’s White House presents jazz enthusiasts performing their favorite tunes in an “open mic” setting alongside the popular Marianne Kim Jazz Duo. If you are a jazz musician interested in performing, contact Roger Reupert at bwhcc@barrington-il.gov. This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation. Cash bar.

Michelle Areyzaga, Soprano, with Pianist Dan Brown.  Photo: Elliot Mandel

Soprano Michelle Areyzaga: “The Killer B’s”: Brahms, Barber, Bernstein & Beyond

Sunday, November 14, 3:00 p.m.

$25 In-Person

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As a coveted performer with a diverse repertoire, American soprano Michelle Areyzaga is held in high regard by orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States and abroad. Music critic Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune has said that she is “blessed with a radiant and all-encompassing soprano.” For this special performance at Barrington’s White House, she will perform the music of Brahms, Barber, Bernstein, Berlioz, and more, including Barber’s “Knoxville Summer of 1915”; Bernstein’s “I Hate Music” and “So Pretty,” as well as “My House” (Peter Pan), “A Little Bit In Love” (Wonderful Town), “Ain’t Got No Tears” (On the Town), and “Glitter and Be Gay” (Candide).

Bella Voce Camerata

“Carols Near and Far: A Global Holiday Celebration” with Bella Voce Camerata

Sunday, December 12, 3:00 p.m.

$30 In-Person

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Join the Bella Voce Camerata for a joyful journey around the globe this holiday season. Enjoy familiar and new carols including “Stille Nacht” from Germany, “What Child Is This?” from England, and “Go Tell It on the Mountain” from North America to new discoveries such as “Somerkersfees” from South Africa and “Huānlè Jiāyīn Gē” from China. This program will transport the listener to the far corners of the earth for the holiday. The Bella Voce Camerata was founded in 2014 so that its members could perform some of the great trove of works written for a small vocal chamber ensemble. Among these intimate works are rare gems and extraordinary pieces, which the group is passionate about sharing with its audiences.

Photo: Chicago Tribune

Community Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long
with Nancie Tobison

Sunday, December 19, 3:00 p.m.

$10 In-Person; Cookies, Egg Nog, and Hot Chocolate

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The family tradition we started in 2019 is back again in 2021! Visit Barrington’s White House and sing along with your favorite traditional carols while also enjoying performances from Barrington High School choral alumni. The program is directed by long-time former Barrington High School Choir Director Nancie Tobison, who was honored at Carnegie Hall in 2014 as the Choirs of America Music Educator of the Year. You won’t want to miss this fun afternoon to put you in the holiday spirit!

Tickets for all events on sale now. Go to BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com/events or call 224-512-4066.

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