“Passport to America: The Immigrant Story”
June 20 – 26, 2019
Artful Journeys takes on the theme of the “Passport to America” concert with a visit to Chicago, where a myriad of cultural wonders await.
Nineteenth-century Chicago was a melting pot, filled with the babel of many languages from Poland, Scandinavia, Italy, China, Ukraine, and Ireland. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was devastating, but out of the ashes, Chicago arose once more and offered many job opportunities for immigrants, who rebuilt the city and established new businesses. Chicago’s location at the Midwestern heart of the country made it ideal for industry, and from its new riches came philanthropists who created the foundations of a vibrant cultural life. On Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute of Chicago opened in 1893 and the Chicago Public Library opened in 1897.
Today, Chicago has a very vibrant cultural presence, and is a clean, friendly, and easy-to-navigate city, comfortable and fun for visitors. With a thriving music scene; some of the country’s finest theater; extraordinary architecture; Millennium Park with its public art and summer music concerts; plus the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and Navy Pier, Chicago offers a wide array of cultural treasures and entertaining experiences.
Explore the music, architecture, art, and cuisine of the Windy City, while supporting the Cape Symphony. Visit Artful Journeys for all the details.