Rockefeller and Rooftops
Rock me mama like Ferris Bueller’s wheel. Rock me mama like Rocka Flocka Feel.
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey, I’m a church.
Rockefeller’s Bells- The University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel has a bangin’ set of bells— our Carillon is one of the largest musical instruments in the world. Sometimes it’s the theme song from Pirates of the Caribbean or maybe Game of Thrones, a classical melody or a cover of Matt & Kim. Sitting in class and hearing them go off plucks my bell ropes. Is that even an expression? Editors? Anyone? Heartstrings are just so passé.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
2 days. 17 hours. Over 170 musicians across 17 stages. This year’s festival on the 29th and 30th of September is set to be the biggest ever. Like last year, there will be performances in UChicago buildings such as the Oriental Institute and the Logan Center. Headliner Miguel Zenon (pictured above) will be performing in Rockefeller Chapel. Here's the website in case you want more information.
(Photo from the Chicago Tribune)
The pipe organ in Rockefeller Chapel. (PS: isn’t it totally awesome that someone has an entire tumblr devoted to pipe organs?)
The Rockefeller Chapel Gallery Organ
E.M. Skinner (restored in 2008 by Schantz Organ Company)
Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago