August Events at Chai Point
The “Listen & Learn” concert series in partnership with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (WCM) continues on Wednesday, August 3, and Wednesday, August 10, at 3:00 pm, with Drumming with Julio Pabon. Pabon has been performing and teaching General Music, Latin and African percussion, and drum making through the Conservatory Connections program since February 2008. He holds a BFA of Inter-Arts from UW-Milwaukee and is trained in Orff Schulwerk music education.
On Wednesday, August 10, at 6:45 pm, enjoy “Broadway and Standards: A Summer Evening of Music” with vocalist Helen Morrison and Milwaukee native pianist Bill Hindin. Morrison and her clear, elegant soprano voice have been showcased in numerous projects including singing “Fascination” in the Mt. Rainier Café Latte commercial and starring as an opera singer in the 2009 Japanese film “Pride.” Hindin has conducted and accompanied thousands of performances, most notably with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Hindin also represents variety and theatrical performers, including Jackson, through his company William Hindin Artist Management (“WHAM”).
World-renowned performers Yuri (violinist) and Daniel (pianist) Beliavsky return to Chai Point for a summer concert on Monday, August 15, at 3:00 pm. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear beautiful classical music by this award-winning father and son duo! The performance is free of charge.
On Tuesday, August 16, at 3:00 pm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Alan Borsuk takes us “Behind the Headlines.” Borsuk is also a senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School. His insights on today’s issues are thought-provoking and provide a platform for discussing the issues.
Country comes to Chai Point on Wednesday, August 17, at 6:45 pm, with a performance from classic country western band A Western Edge. Enjoy an evening of classic country hits from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, complete with a sing-a-long and line dancing. Toe tapping and knee slapping to the beat is not only welcomed, but encouraged.
The Marc Davis Jazz Trio, presents an afternoon of jazz standards on Friday, August 19, at 1:30 pm. Davis has been a mainstay of the Milwaukee jazz scene for over 25 years. His performances display a strong sense of tradition, incorporating the innovations of the bebop masters while still keeping an ear to more modern sensibilities.
Rabbi Steven Adams, director of pastoral care at the Jewish Home and Care Center, discusses “Synagogue Designs from Around the World” on Thursday, June 23 at 1:30 pm. This presentation is part of the “Designs of Our Lives” series, which focus on the appreciation of design and how it has enhanced our daily living.
Classical guitarist Hector Torres performs on Tuesday, August 23, at 3:00 pm. A Puerto Rican native, Torres earned his Master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee under world-renowned guitarist René Izquierdo. While at UWM, he organized events and concerts, bringing international artists to the classical guitar department. Currently he is a DMA candidate at University of North Texas, where he also serves as teaching fellow of classical guitar.
On Thursday, August 25, at 4:00 pm, Chai Point features the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Founded in 1983, Maxwell Street has become the Midwest’s most popular klezmer band, touring seven times in Europe and performing throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall. Audiences of all backgrounds will be delighted by Maxwell Street’s high-energy performances that are traditional and inventive, soulful and funny, and heimish!
All programs and performances are free unless otherwise noted. Free parking is also available under the building at 1414 N. Prospect Avenue. These events are in addition to regularly scheduled activities such as yoga and NIA. As always, attending a class, a concert or special event at Chai Point Senior Living is a great way to sample the “Chai” life!
Chai Point Senior Living offers assisted and independent living apartments in an elegant high-rise building overlooking Lake Michigan. Geared for today’s active and engaged older adults, Chai Point residents are sophisticated and culturally, socially and politically engaged.