LOYOLA AT CUNEO MANSION AND GARDENS:
The ballroom, also called the music room, hosted many a festive event at the Cuneo Mansion. Music was provided by the 1904 Steinway art-case piano. Gilded and decorated with hand-painted motifs and portraits of famous composers throughout history, the piano was made for Julia Cuneo’s mother, a concert pianist.
EVANSTON HISTORY CENTER AT THE CHARLES GATES DAWES HOUSE:
BILLBOARD'S TOP 100
In addition to his political career, Dawes was an accomplished musician and composer who played the flute and piano. His Melody in A Major was composed in this house and achieved widespread popularity. In 1951 lyrics were added and it became the song “It’s All in the Game,” which ranks 38th in Billboard’s All-Time Top 100.
PERFORMANCE AND SOUND
6018North's programming involves experimental musical performances and sound installations. Because the first-floor walls are down to the studs, performances can be experienced from the former living room, sitting room, dining room, and kitchen.
NATIONAL PUBLIC HOUSING MUSEUM:
SOUND, SOUL, SYNCOPATION
The signature NPHM exhibition explored "The Sound, the Soul and the Syncopation" of music from public housing. Using the music made by tenants as a way to explore the varied and diverse cultures found in these communities, the heart of the exhibition reflected on the diversity of those who called public housing home.
GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM:
LOVE OF ORCHESTRA
John Glessner was a founding guarantor and long-time trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Together with his wife Frances, they provided significant financial support to the organization and friendship to the first conductors, Theodore Thomas and Frederick Stock, and welcomed many of the leading musicians in the world into their home.