Presents an invitation to..

The Common Pattern

Enjoy sitting in these beautiful spaces as they were designed to be experienced.

A 2018 house concert series featuring some of the most exquisite Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Chicago area.

"The striving for entity, oneness in diversity, depth in design, repose in the final expression of the whole - all these are the common pattern between architect and musician."

-Frank Lloyd Wright

APRIL 15 Motto: Modernist Aerie

Come enjoy The Orion Ensemble framed by the exquisite grids and spectacular views from the top of 910 North Lake Shore Drive, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece of an apartment building. You will be the guest of Reed Kroloff, design guru and former Director of the Cranbrook School of Art, and his partner Casey Jones, Principal at Perkins & Wills to hear The Orion Ensemble perform.

JUNE 24 Glory in the Glore House

In 1952, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a Usonian house in Lake Forest. Though he envisioned these intersections of brick and glass as model homes for American democracy, the Glore House is surprisingly grand. Featuring a two-story living room and finished with Honduran mahogany and salmon-colored concrete block, the house has no right angles, but instead spins out into the landscape with sharp angles. Enjoy as The Amabile Trio play all those angles in what is still a home for the future.

OCT. 7  The Winslow House Comes Alive

Combining formal grandeur with forms that flow into the landscape, the Winslow House is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s early career masterpieces. Designed for a wealthy manufacturer in 1894, the house presents itself as a symmetrical mansion with a spreading roof, only to turn into a playful assembly of stairs, dining room, and bedrooms to the rear. Inside, the public rooms were designed for entertaining and performing. Hear as the Debriana Duo uses the acoustic perfection of the Winslow House to its utmost.

OCT. 21 Go off the Grid with Gridley House

Travel to Batavia to find the Gridley House. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906, the house rises above sloping lawn of wildflowers into crisp geometries and modulated planes that rise up to parapets. Inside, the spaces pinwheel around a massive central staircase, and decorative elements bring all the forceful geometries alive. Sheltered by the spreading forms of the Gridley House, you will hear the exquisite melodies of the VCM Faculty Jazz Trio featuring Len’l McKinney.

Limited Seating! – Advanced Reservations Required

All Concert Times are 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tickets are $150 for each concert and can be purchased online or by phone.

Where the Support Goes

Tuition is not enough. We need your help order to meet our current operating needs and to build an endowment that will support student scholarships. We are asking donors to support the School and help us succeed in this exciting new chapter for the School of Architecture at Taliesin. Funds raised from the concert series will help to provide annual scholarships to current and incoming students that are merit and need based with additional specific focus on individuals who excel in the interdisciplinary principles at Taliesin.

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Jason Donofrio
Director of Development
(602) 800-5449
Taliesin West
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
 Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
The School of Architecture at Taliesin is a 501.c.3. Arizona nonprofit corporation.  $100.00 portion of your ticket is tax deductible.  Additional gifts to the School of Architecture at Taliesin are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

All concert proceeds will be directed to the School of Architecture at Taliesin for student scholarships that are merit and need based.

The School of Architecture at Taliesin is a three-year Master of Architecture (M. Arch) program that continues the Fellowship program founded by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1932.  The School is based at the Wright-designed campuses of Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin and Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Evolving from Frank Lloyd Wright’s precepts of organic architecture, our design process unfolds out of existing cultural and physical conditions, materials, and landscapes into well-crafted structures for human activities.  At Taliesin, we want to change the world through architecture.