Something Wicked This Way Comes

May 3–5, 2019

Registration for Great Books Chicago 2019: Something Wicked This Way Comes has been humming along nicely. Don’t miss your chance to join us May 3–5, 2019, for great discussions and fine fellowship in the heart of downtown Chicago. We have a few spots left, but we will cap registration at 60, so please don’t delay!

We’ve put together a fantastic agenda around this theme, exploring the wickedness that people contemplate and perpetrate. The readings are:

On Saturday evening, we will attend the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where Riccardo Muti leads an evening of dramatic and evocative works, pairing Respighi’s captivating Pines of Rome with a rare performance of Bizet’s own portrait of the great city. Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns for Berlioz’s poignant cantata based on the ill-fated Cleopatra.

The registration fee of $450 includes:

  • Welcome reception dinner at Pinstripes Chicago on Friday evening
  • All readings to be discussed at the event (to be shipped approximately one week after you register)
  • Saturday evening outing to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Interactive talks on the theme, to be announced

You will love this weekend of growth, friendship, and great discussion. Call Dan Lindstrom with any questions at 312.646.7116.

Saturday Evening Outing

Riccardo Muti leads an evening of dramatic and evocative works, pairing Respighi’s captivating Pines of Rome with a rare performance of Bizet’s own portrait of the great city. Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns for Berlioz’s poignant cantata based on the ill-fated Cleopatra. “The staggering, joyful artistry of Joyce DiDonato—one of the finest singers of our time—compels us to listen actively, to hear things anew” (Gramophone).