Open House Chicago

SATURDAY  OCTOBER 15 12:00 – 3:00 PM

openhouse_artsclub1Presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Open House Chicago is a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great places and spaces. 150 buildings are chosen each year and include repurposed mansions, hidden rooms, sacred spaces, private clubs, iconic theatres, offices, hotels and more—all for free.

Since its inception in 2011, Access Contemporary Music has worked with the Architecture Foundation to “activate” some of the sites with music by commissioning composers to write music inspired by the spaces.  We then have musicians in the spaces performing the music approximately every fifteen minutes during the day.

This year we’ll be working in two historic buildings that we’re very exciting about: the Colvin House and the Florsheim Mansion.  Click on a link below to read more.


Colvin House  music by Greg Steinke
5940 N. Sheridan Ave.
musicians will be present between 12:00 and 3:00

Florsheim Mansion  music by Patricia Morehead
1328 N. State Pkwy.
musicians will be present between 12:00 and 3:00

Music performed by:

Alyson Berger – cello
Sebastian Huydts – piano
Jeff Yang – violin

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