November News

November 7: IndustryNight with Dearborn Denim

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Happy November! We hope you had a 'fangtastic' Halloween. (muhahaha)

 

IndustryNight is Tuesday, November 7th w/ Dearborn Denim @ our rehearsal space at 2620 W Washington Blvd
 

We're super excited to welcome Chicago's best denim maker and retailer, Dearborn DenimThey'll be dropping by with info about their jeans, some Dearborn Denim swag for purchase, and news for our holiday event coming up in December. 

 

you'll receive a $5 coupon with your ticket to IndustryNight

 

That's right. With your ticket to IndustryNight, you'll receive a $5 coupon that you can use with your next purchase at the Dearborn Denim shop in Hyde Park (1504 E 53rd St). 

Tickets are $10 online or at the door.

 

 

Our goal: 50 new Patreon members

From today until Giving Tuesday (now until Nov. 28th), we will be running a campaign to add 50 new 'Patreons' to our Patreon network. If you join and pledge at least $5 a month, we'll send you a bag of our B&H blend of coffee with attached a code to download our EP. If we get to 50 Patreons, we'll shout a huge 'THANK YOU' by sending each of you a limited edition Bow & Hammer T-Shirt! Designed specifically for this campaign, this T-shirt will not be available anywhere else. Not to mention, once you are a member there are perks...like 10% off of every ticket purchase...!!!

Please share this... with everyone you know and help us increase our network. You can read more specifically about our goals and costs on our Patreon page here.

 

 

Bow & Hammer interweave classical music and visual art

"It's chamber music with a difference..."
read more about our write up in the Chicago Sun-Times

 

teamwork = dreamwork

A new blog post by Kit is up. Read on...we've been a duo for 5 years!

 

As always, you can find more updates at www.bowandhammer.com. Thanks for reading. Hope to see you soon,

B&H 

 

Élevé starts Oct 18th

October 18th: Élevé: Bartok + Yasmin Ali

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Can you believe it's October already? We're super excited for the first concert of Élevé.

 

Élevé is Wednesday, October 18th
@ OVATION (2324 W Fulton St)
Doors open at 7:30p
Show starts at 8:00p

We will be collaborating with visual artist, Yasmin Ali. Come see her amazing art installation that will be set to our performance of Bartok's 2nd Sonata for Violin and Piano. Do not miss this visual-soundscape of folk, history, and heritage.

Get your tickets online!
$15/admission + 2 drinks
$20/admission + 3 drinks

Yasmin Ali is a Chicago based multimedia artist. Her first art form was singing and songwriting with her band, Slowbots, who performed in Chicago's 2013 World Music Festival at the Old Town School of Folk Music with Nawal.  She has also performed at the some of the top music venues in Chicago including the House of Blues and SPACE.  She continues to work with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band on their musical interfaith endeavor : The Salaam Shalom Project.   She has been developing her focus on multimedia installations through Mozawa, a Chicago based incubator focused on artistic collaboration between the mediums. With Mozawa, she has worked on a year long development of Strindberg's Dream Play featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art and at High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary.  Turning to the canvas to express and bring to light her vision helped her explore how experience colors our day to day life  Her work focuses on the interplay between strength and vulnerability, and also sheds light on the insightful cracks that can form in between.  Within her work, you will see the examination of these themes through objects and materials with vestigial significance.

Yasmin Ali is a Chicago based multimedia artist. Her first art form was singing and songwriting with her band, Slowbots, who performed in Chicago's 2013 World Music Festival at the Old Town School of Folk Music with Nawal.  She has also performed at the some of the top music venues in Chicago including the House of Blues and SPACE.  She continues to work with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band on their musical interfaith endeavor : The Salaam Shalom Project.  

She has been developing her focus on multimedia installations through Mozawa, a Chicago based incubator focused on artistic collaboration between the mediums. With Mozawa, she has worked on a year long development of Strindberg's Dream Play featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art and at High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary. 

Turning to the canvas to express and bring to light her vision helped her explore how experience colors our day to day life  Her work focuses on the interplay between strength and vulnerability, and also sheds light on the insightful cracks that can form in between.  Within her work, you will see the examination of these themes through objects and materials with vestigial significance.

 

More about Élevé

Élevé launches its second season!  This residency at Ovation Chicago with Rhine Hall Distillery elevates the concert experience to “another world-one of magic and story.” We invite other artistic performers to collaborate in, creating diverse programs that reveal new connections through chamber music. Guest performers include but are not limited to: visual artists, poets, actors, and other instrumentalists. Unconventional, exciting, and uniquely social, come experience this one-of-a-kind evening!  
  

Become a Patreon

Did you know our Patreon members receive 10% off every purchase? Patreon is a wonderful way to contribute to B&H in small, monthly pledges. Every pledge helps out so much. Consider joining our Patreon network!

 

 

 

B&H's very own blend of coffee is now available for purchase! Carefully roasted by Metric Coffee Roasters, this will surely be a morning favorite!

B&H's very own blend of coffee is now available for purchase! Carefully roasted by Metric Coffee Roasters, this will surely be a morning favorite!

 

 

More updates at www.bowandhammer.com. Check out our blog to read more about this season, our collaborators, and some of the inner workings of B&H. 

Thanks for reading. Hope to see you soon,

B&H 

 

2017-2018 Season

September 26th: IndustryNight with Metric Coffee. 

September 29th: HydePark Salon

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welcome to the 2017-2018 season! we have an exciting line up of performances, collaborations, and projects!

 

Élevé  

Élevé launches its second season!  This residency at Ovation Chicago with Rhine Hall Distillery elevates the concert experience to “another world-one of magic and story.” We invite other artistic performers to collaborate in, creating diverse programs that reveal new connections through chamber music. Guest performers include but are not limited to: visual artists, poets, actors, and other instrumentalists. Unconventional, exciting, and uniquely social, come experience this one-of-a-kind evening!  

The first performance of Élevé is October 18th with visual artist Yasmin Ali.
 
 

IndustryNight

IndustryNight is now entering its 4th season! Industry Night marries an intimate performance series with collaboration beyond the music industry, and envelopes the audience into a “unique and fun music experience unlike any other in Chicago.” For each IndustryNight, Bow & Hammer collaborates with a different small business to offer a petite presentation pleasing to all your senses, especially your social ones! After unwinding with friends old and new, enjoy a short performance by B&H. Then share your voice through a vote for your favorite musical selection of the evening, which makes its victory lap at the subsequent Industry Night 

The first IndustryNight is Tuesday, September 26th at 8:00pm. We'll kick off the season with Metric Coffee and our new Bow & Hammer blend of beans!

 

The Promontory

Starting in January, we'll have a 3 month residency at the Promontory! Chamber Sunday's will happen every 3rd Sunday of January, February, and March. We'll be collaborating with spoken word artist, Harold Green and cellist, Andrew Briggs. Each program will highlight each artist individually and culminate with a performance of everyone together. An added bonus is simply going to the Promontory. With doors opening at 2:30pm, go early for brunch or stay after for dinner. It'll be a great day in Hyde Park. Final details coming soon!

 

More updates at www.bowandhammer.com. SUBSCRIBE to our blog to read more about this season, our collaborators, and some of the inner workings of B&H. 

Happy 2017-2018 season,

B&H