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Join Unity Temple Restoration Foundation for a celebration of the release of David Patterson's The Music of William Carey Wright

Thursday, February 28 :: 7:30pm :: musical performance :: $15/18

The happiest moments in Frank Lloyd Wright's Autobiography are his stories of a very musical childhood, revolving around his father, William Carey Wright, a musician and composer. Premiering his successful Kickstarter project, Patterson paints a portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright’s father in words and music, giving us a fresh perspective not only on the architect’s upbringing, but on the father whose musical mind was so essential to Frank’s architecture. Purchase tickets.

The event includes a short lecture by Patterson and live performances of William Wright's music featuring Chicagoland musicians:

Matthew Dean, tenor
Laura Lynch, soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, pianist

...But, wait, there's more!

The full-length CD of "The Music of William Carey Wright" will be for sale at the event. Not only will you get more than 70 minutes of 19th century parlor music, but you can also thumb through 32 pages of liner notes that explore the role of music in Wright's family and architecture.

AND... Backers of Patterson's Kickstarter campaign will receive a free poster of Marion Mahony's famous rendering of Unity Temple. Just mention your name at the door to receive your gift.


More upcoming events at Unity Temple Restoration Foundation::

Wine, Chocolate & Architecture :: Tastings and a Tour :: Thursday, February 14 :: 7-9pm :: $35/40 more information

Wiel Arets :: A Wonderful World :: Monday, March 11 :: 7:00pm :: lecture :: $12/15 more information

Roman Mars :: 99% Invisible: Stories about the Built World :: Thursday, April 18 :: 7:00pm :: live performance :: $12/15 more infromation

Save Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

Of the more than 1,100 buildings that Frank Lloyd Wright designed and the 500 that were built, Wright singled out Unity Temple as his "contribution to modern architecture." Unity Temple was Wright's first public commission and his first sacred space, and is the last-surviving public building from his legendary Prairie period.

In July 2011, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that it would propose Unity Temple and ten other Frank Lloyd Wright buildings for nomination to UNESCO's World Heritage List.

To tour Unity Temple and learn how you can support the restoration, visit Unity Temple Restoration Foundation's website at www.utrf.org.

Photo copyright James Caulfield. All rights reserved.

Thanks to our Break::the::Box Funders and Sponsors

Break :: the :: Box 2013 is made possible by generous grants from the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council, an Agency of the State of Illinois.

About Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

Unity Temple Restoration Foundation restores and preserves Frank Lloyd Wright's 1909 masterpiece of modern architecture, Unity Temple. UTRF also advances Unity Temple's global and contemporary significance with programming that embodies Wright's spirit of innovation and enriches the lives of those it serves. UTRF is a secular, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales benefit the restoration of Unity Temple.