Calendar

March 29

Lyric Unlimited
Martinez: El Pasado Nunca Se Termina
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan
Abigail Santos Villalobos, Daniel Montenegro, Paul La Rosa, Ricardo Rivera, Vanessa Alonzo
Leonard Foglia, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Isabella Lippi, violinist
Bolcom: Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 36
Mozart: Adagio in E for violin
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135 (arr. for String Orchestra)
2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score
Edo de Waart, conductor
Gerard McBurney, creative director
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago Chorale
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Stephen Soph, Gerard Sundberg, Ellen Hargis, Angela Young Smucker, Ryan de Ryke
3 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
chicagochorale.org;

South Loop Music Festival
Janice MacDonald, flutist, Dileep Gangolli, clarinetist, Susan Chou, pianst
Reger: Clarinet Sonata
Reinecke: Ballade for flute and piano
Husa: Eight Bohemian Dances
4 p.m. PianoForte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Ave

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Imogen Cooper, pianist
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 (Paris)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Haydn: Symphony No. 103 (Drum Roll)
7:30 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

March 30

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Imogen Cooper, pianist
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 (Paris)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Haydn: Symphony No. 103 (Drum Roll)
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

April 2

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and pianist
Dorothea Roschmann, soprano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 6
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 (Coronation)
8 p.m. Symphony Center

April 3

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and pianist
Dorothea Roschmann, soprano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 6
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 (Coronation)
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

April 4

PianoForte Foundation
Gregory Partain, pianist
Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Opp. 109, 110 and 111
7 p.m. PianoForte Studios

Canadian Guitar Quartet
De Lhoyer: Air Varie et Dialogue
Bruderl: Octopus
Cote-Giguere: Fille de Cuivre
Gnattali: Quatro Movimentos Dancantes
Roux: Concierto Tradicionuevo
Rossini: William Tell Overture
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and pianist
Dorothea Roschmann, soprano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 6
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 (Coronation)
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Miriam Fried, violinist
Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute
Boccherini: String Quintet in E Major
Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.13
Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht
8:30 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia

April 7

Christopher O’Riley and Pablo Ziegler, pianists
Two to Tango
Music by Ziegler and Piazzolla
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston

April 9

Maya Beiser, acoustic and electronic cellist
Glenn Kotche, percussionist, Gyan Riley, bassist
Including music by Fairuz, Gordon, Harrison, Kotche, Reich and others
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center

April 10

Musicians Club of Women
Artists in Recital
Jennifer Woodrum, clarinetist
Program tba
12:10 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

University of Chicago Presents
Crossroads l/ Passing from the Romantic Era
Alexander Fiterstein, clarinetist, Arnaud Sussmann, violinist, Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss, pianists
Granados: Selections from Goyescas, Op.11
Elgar: Violin Sonata, Op. 82
Poulenc: Sonata for Piano Four Hands
Berg: Four Pieces for clarinet and piano
Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Bach Week Festival
Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins
Cantata “Ich habe genug” BWV 82
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center

April 11

University of Chicago Presents
Crossroads ll/ Sonatas in a Time of War
Pacifica Quartet members, Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, pianists
Clarke: Viola Sonata
Janacek: Violin Sonata
1:30 p.m. Fulton Recital Hall, Art Institute
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

University of Chicago Presents
Crossroads ll/ Sonatas in a Time of War
Pacifica Quartet, Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss, pianists, Tim Munro, flutist, Maria Luisa Ryan, harpist
Debussy: Violin Sonata
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola and harp
4 p.m. Fulton Recital Hall, Art Institute
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Pianoforte Foundation
Kimiko Ishizaka, pianist
Bach: Art of Fugue
Chopin: 24 Preludes
7 p.m. PianoForte Studios

University of Chicago Presents
Crossroads lll/ World War l Poets and Composers of Great Britain
John Brancy, baritone, Peter Dugan, piano
Salon evening of poetry and songs from England
7:30 p.m. Performance Penthouse, Logan Center for the Arts
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

William Ferris Chorale
Canciones de Guitarra: Music for Guitar and Voices
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 708 W. Belmont

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Presents:
Festival 2015
Lisa Smirnova, pianist
Music of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Bach, Glass and Liszt
8 p.m. Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center

April 12

University of Chicago Presents
Crossroads lV/ Lecture-Demonstrarion
Pacifica Quartet, Steven Rings, lecturer
Bartok: String Quartet No. 2
1 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Avalon String Quartet
Christina Dahl, pianist
Lachenmann: String Quartet No. 3 (Grido)
Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34
2 p.m. Fullerton Hall, Art Institute

University of Chicago Presents
Crossroads V/ Pacifica Quartet and Friends
Pacifica Quartet, Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss, pianists, Michael Maccaferri, clarinetist
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Bartok: String Quartet No. 2
Elgar: Piano Quintet, Op. 84
3 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Hilary Hahn, violinist
Cory Smythe, pianist
Cage: Six Melodies
Lang: light moving
Bach: Partita No. 3
Debussy: Violin Sonata
Auerbach: Speak, Memory
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Joshua Brown, violinist
Nielsen: Maskerade selections
Waxman: Carmen Fantasie
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
3 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players
Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 70 No. 2
Schumann: Piano Trio, Op. 80
3 p.m. Union Church of Hinsdale

OpenICE/METAFAGOTE
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Levy Lorenzo, electronics
Includes music by Felipe Lara and Carla Kihlstedt
6 p.m. The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia

Chicago a cappella
Rollo Dilworth, music director
The Birth of Gospel
8 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

April 13

Chicago a cappella
Rollo Dilworth, music director
The Birth of Gospel
4 p.m. Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville

April 14

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

April 15

CSO Chamber: All Access
Lincoln Ensemble
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 (Spring)
Bruch: Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano
Schumann: Marchenerzahlungen
Bartok: Contrasts
6:30 p.m. Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center

April 16

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, pianist
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
8 p.m. Symphony Center

April 17

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, pianist
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Fifth House Ensemble
Baladino, folk ensemble
“Nedudim”
Traditional and contemporary music
7 p.m. Instituto Cervantes

Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, conductor
Emily Frederick, pianist
Handel: Water Music Suite No.2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9
Schubert: Symphony No. 5
7 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

University of Chicago Presents
Blue Heron
Vocal music from Tudor England
7:30 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Lakeside Singers
Song and Dance
Music by Brahms, Ellington, Byrd, Michael Jackson and others
8 p.m. Nichols Hall, Evanston

Lakeshore Rush
Mellits: Platter of Discontent
Radiohead/Crozier: Videotape
Bates: Difficult Bamboo
8 p.m. PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave

April 18

Chicago Chamber Choir
Shakespeare in Song
Doreen Rao, Timm Adams, conductors
Dana Brown, pianist
Including music by Thomas, Britten , Bernstein and Vaughan Williams
7:30 p.m. St Clement Church, 642 W Deming

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, pianist
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Lakeside Singers
Song and Dance
Music by Brahms, Ellington, Byrd, Michael Jackson and others
8 p.m. Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

April 19

Schola Antiqua of Chicago
Michael Alan Anderson, director
A Renaissance Call to Arms
2 p.m. Art Institute

Evgeny Kissin, pianist
Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 (Waldstein)
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 4 in C Minor
Chopin: Nocturne in B-flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1
Chopin: Nocturne in B Major, Op. 9, No. 3
Chopin: Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Chopin: Mazurka in F-sharp Minor, Op. 6, No. 1
Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 6, No. 2
Chopin: Mazurka in E Major, Op. 6, No. 3
Chopin: Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 7, No. 2
Chopin: Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7, No. 3
Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 (Rákóczi March)
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Music of the Baroque
William Jon Gray, conductor
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
Monteverdi: Madrigals of Love and War
3 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Chicago Chamber Choir
Shakespeare in Song
Doreen Rao, Timm Adams, conductors
Dana Brown, pianist
Including music by Thomas, Brittten, Bernstein and Vaughan Williams
3 p.m. Our Lady of the Brook Church, Northbrook

Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, conductor
Emily Frederick, pianist
Handel: Water Music Suite No.2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9
Schubert: Symphony No. 5
3 p.m. St Luke’s Church, Park Ridge

South Loop Music Festival
Dileep Gangolli, clarinetist and saxophonist, Michael Hall, violist, Yu-Sui Hung, pianist
Mansurian: Elegy for saxophone and piano
Schumann: Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola and piano
Mozart: Trio for clarinet, viola and piano
4 p.m. PianoForte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Ave

Chicago Philharmonic
Scott Speck, conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio, pianist
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Debussy: La Mer
7 p.m. Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston

Access Contemporary Music
Sounds of Silent Film Festival
Newly-composed scores performed live to modern silent films
7:30 p.m. Music Box Theater

Chicago a cappella
Rollo Dilworth, music director
The Birth of Gospel
8 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park

April 20

Picosa
Thomas: Circles Around the Sun for violin, cello and piano
Thomas: Capricci for flute and clarinet
Thomas: Traces for piano
Tower: Petroushskates for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Villa-Lobos: Jet Whistle for flute and cello
Murail: Les Ruines Circulaires for clarinet and violin
Babbitt: Composition for Four Instruments
Thomas: Scat for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
7 p.m. PianoForte Studios

Fifth House Ensemble
Baladino, folk ensemble
“Nedudim”
Traditional and contemporary music
7 p.m. Mayne Stage, Rogers Park

Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Baird Dodge, violinist
Suppe/Barker: Light Cavalry Overture
Matheson: Violin Concerto
Ravel: Suite No.2 from Daphnis and Chloe
8 p.m. Symphony Center

April 21

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, pianist
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Fulcrum Point New Music Project
JacobTV: THE NEWS
Nora Fisher and Loire
8 p.m. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Alport

April 23

Afterwork Masterworks
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
6:30 p.m. Symphony Center

University of Chicago Presents
Contempo: UChicago Resident Ensembles
eighth blackbird, Pacifica Quartet, Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano, Cliff Colnot, conductor
Francisco Castillo-Trigueros: Nealika
Michael LaCroix: Twelve Faces of the Emerald
David Gordon: Speaking in Tongues
Eric Brinkmann: Sublimation
Yuan-Chen Li: Wandering Viewpoint
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Dal Niente New Music Ensemble
DN Proximity
Music of Rebecca Saunders:
Fury II
Into the Blue
Molly’s Song 3
Stirrings Still II
Shadows
8:30 p.m. Constellation, 3111 N. Western

April 24

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

PianoForte Foundation
Kathryn Satoh, violinist, Elizabeth Newkirk, pianist
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.8
Britten: Three pieces from Suite, Op.6
Beach: Violin Sonata Op. 36
7 p.m. PianoForte Studios

Chicago Master Singers
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano, Sarah Holman, mezzo-soprano, Peder Reiff, tenor, Gerard Sundberg, bass-baritone
Alan Heatherington, Conductor
Elgar: The Light of Life
Stanford: Stabat Mater
Finzi: Magnificat
7:30 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Techny

Newberry Consort
Paul O’Dette, lutenist
Music of John Dowland
8 p.m. Newberry Library

Eighth blackbird
Featuring music by The National’s guitarist, Bryce Dessner, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, indie-folk artist Bon Iver, and steel-pan virtuoso Andy Akiho.
8 p.m. Old Town School of Folk Music

Lakeside Singers
Song and Dance
Music by Brahms, Ellington, Byrd, Michael Jackson and others
8 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

April 25

Chicago Opera Theater
Gordon: A Coffin in Egypt
Frederica von Stade
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, director
Music includes:
Rheinberger: Cantus Missae for double chorus
7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest

ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: In the Light of Air
7:30 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Newberry Consort
Paul O’Dette, lutenist
Music of John Dowland
8 p.m. Lutkin Hall, Evanston

April 26

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Newberry Consort
Paul O’Dette, lutenist
Music of John Dowland
3 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, director
Music includes:
Rheinberger: Cantus Missae for double chorus
3:30 p.m. St Clement Parish, 643 W Deming Place

Chicago Master Singers
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano, Sarah Holman, mezzo-soprano, Peder Reiff, tenor, Gerard Sundberg, bass-baritone
Alan Heatherington, Conductor
Elgar: The Light of Life
Stanford: Stabat Mater
Finzi: Magnificat
7:00 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Techny

April 29

Chicago Opera Theater
Gordon: A Coffin in Egypt
Frederica von Stade
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

April 30

Spektral Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2 (Joke)
Webern: Six Bagatelles
Sky Macklay: Many Many Cadences
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 (American)
7:30 p.m. Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Rd.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Harry Bicket, conductor
Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichordist
Rameau: Dance Suite from Platee
Poulenc: Concert champetre
Bach/Stravinsky: Four Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3
8 p.m. Symphony Center

May 1

Bach Week Festival
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
“Coffee” Cantata
Stravinsky: Concerto in E Flat (“Dumbarton Oaks”)
7:30 p.m. North Park Univerisity

May 3

Bach Week Festival
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Cello Suite No. 6
Mass in F Major
2:30 p.m. North Park University

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March 22

Rembrandt Chamber Players
David Perry, violinist, Anthony Devroye, violist
Beethoven: Archduke Trio
Mozart: Oboe Quintet
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat Major
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

March 23

MusicNOW
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Clyne: Postponeless Creature
Bates: Indigo Workshop
Boulez: Derive 2
7 p.m. Harris Theater

Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Cristina Pato, gaita
Kimberly Jones, soprano, Jonathan Calvin Weyant, tenor, Joseph Lattanzi, baritone
Roosevelt University CCPA Chorus
Anima
Bizet: Selection from Carmen Suites
Solla: A Galician Voyage: Concerto for Bagpipes, Piano and Orchestra
Orff: Carmina Burana
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Rembrandt Chamber Players
David Perry, violinist, Anthony Devroye, violist
Beethoven: Archduke Trio
Mozart: Oboe Quintet
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat Major
7:30 p.m. PianoForte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Ave

March 24

Chicago Ensemble
Satterwhite: Memento Mori No. 3
Hindemith: Quartet for clarinet, cello and piano
D’Indy: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church
thechicsgoensemble.org

March 25

Alex Alguacil, pianist
With Yukiko Akagi, pianist
Mompou: Faubourgs
Brotons: Three Nocturnes
Casablancas: Three Haikus
Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale
El Pelele
De Falla: Aragonesa
Andaluza
Nocturno
Fantasia Baetica
Montsalvatge: Barcelona Blues (4 hands)
Rodrigo: Gran marcha de los subsecretarios (4 hands)
De Falla: Dances from La Vida Breve (4 hands)
7:30 p.m. PianoForte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

March 26

Yukiko Akagi, pianist
With Alex Alguacil, pianist
Takemitsu:      Rain Tree Sketch ll
Les yeux clos                                          
Messiaen:       Le courlis cendre
Ile de feu 1       
Debussy:           Preludes – Book ll
Turina: Orgia from Dancas fantasticas
Albeniz: Granada
Navarra  
Poulenc: Sonata for Piano (4 hands)
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole (4 hands)
7:30 p.m. PianoForte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Orion Weiss, pianist
Ippolito: Nocturne
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
8 p.m. Symphony Center

March 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score
Edo de Waart, conductor
Gerard McBurney, creative director
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Isabella Lippi, violinist
Bolcom: Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 36
Mozart: Adagio in E for violin
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135 (arr. for String Orchestra)
7:30 p.m. Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg

March 28

Lyric Unlimited
Martinez: El Pasado Nunca Se Termina
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan
Abigail Santos Villalobos, Daniel Montenegro, Paul La Rosa, Ricardo Rivera, Vanessa Alonzo
Leonard Foglia, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Isabella Lippi, violinist
Bolcom: Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 36
Mozart: Adagio in E for violin
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135 (arr. for String Orchestra)
7:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Orion Weiss, pianist
Ippolito: Nocturne
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
8 p.m. Symphony Center

March 29

Lyric Unlimited
Martinez: El Pasado Nunca Se Termina
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan
Abigail Santos Villalobos, Daniel Montenegro, Paul La Rosa, Ricardo Rivera, Vanessa Alonzo
Leonard Foglia, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Isabella Lippi, violinist
Bolcom: Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 36
Mozart: Adagio in E for violin
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135 (arr. for String Orchestra)
2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score
Edo de Waart, conductor
Gerard McBurney, creative director
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago Chorale
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Stephen Soph, Gerard Sundberg, Ellen Hargis, Angela Young Smucker, Ryan de Ryke
3 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
chicagochorale.org;

South Loop Music Festival
Janice MacDonald, flutist, Dileep Gangolli, clarinetist, Susan Chou, pianst
Reger: Clarinet Sonata
Reinecke: Ballade for flute and piano
Husa: Eight Bohemian Dances
4 p.m. PianoForte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Ave

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Imogen Cooper, pianist
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 (Paris)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Haydn: Symphony No. 103 (Drum Roll)
7:30 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

March 30

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Imogen Cooper, pianist
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 (Paris)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Haydn: Symphony No. 103 (Drum Roll)
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

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February 24

Fifth House Ensemble
Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht
Connsesson: Sextour
Puts: Seven Seascapes
6 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Weinberg: The Passenger
Amanda Majeski, Daveda Karanas, Brandon Jovanovich, Joshua Hopkins, Kelly Kaduce
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
www.lyricopera.org312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, pianist
Rosa Feola, soprano, Alisa Kolosova, mezzo soprano,
Saimir Pirgu, tenor, Michele Pertusi, bass
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24
Mozart: Requiem
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

February 25

Lyric Unlimited
Marhulets: The Property
Jill Grove, Anne Slovin, James Maddalena, Nathaniel Olson, Sam Handley, Julianne Park
Members of Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Eric Einhorn, director
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts
www.lyricopera.org312-827-5600

Chicago Opera Theater
Picker: Therese Raquin
Mary Ann Stewart, Matthew Di Battista, Ed Parks, Suzan Hanson
Andreas Mitisek, conductor
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

February 26

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wagner: Tannhauser
Johan Botha, Amber Wagner, Michaela Schuster, Gerald Finley, John Relyea:
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
6 p.m. Civic Opera House
www.lyricopera.org312-827-5600

PianoForte Foundation
Ling-Ju Lai, pianist
Music of Bach
7 p.m. PianoForte Studios, 1335 S, Michigan Ave.

Lyric Unlimited
Marhulets: The Property
Jill Grove, Anne Slovin, James Maddalena, Nathaniel Olson, Sam Handley, Julianne Park
Members of Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Eric Einhorn, director
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts
www.lyricopera.org312-827-56000

Northwestern University Opera Theater
Heggie: Dead Man Walking
7:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium, Evanston
http://www.pickstaiger.org/events/opera

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Scriabin: Symphony No.2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
8 p.m. Symphony Center

February 27

Lyric Unlimited
Marhulets: The Property
Jill Grove, Anne Slovin, James Maddalena, Nathaniel Olson, Sam Handley, Julianne Park
Members of Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Eric Einhorn, director
1 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts
www.lyricopera.org312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Scriabin: Symphony No.2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Puccini: Tosca
Hui He, Jorge de Leon, Mark Delavan;
Dmitri Jurowski, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
www.lyricopera.org312-827-5600

University of Chicago Presents
Jerusalem Quartet
Mozart: Quartet K. 387
Bartok: Quartet No. 4
Schumann: Quartet Op. 41, No.3
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu773-702-8068

Orquestra Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico
Enrique Batiz, conductor
Alfonso Moreno, guitarist, Irina Chistiakova, pianist
Music by Granados, Rodrigo, Ponce and de Falla
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

February 28

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Weinberg: The Passenger
Amanda Majeski, Daveda Karanas, Brandon Jovanovich, Joshua Hopkins, Kelly Kaduce
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
www.lyricopera.org312-827-5600

Northwestern University Opera Theater
Heggie: Dead Man Walking
7:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium, Evanston
http://www.pickstaiger.org/events/opera

William Ferris Chorale
Somma: Missa Pro Defunctis (American premiere)
Pizzetti: Messa da Requiem
7:30 p.m. Mount Carmel Church
williamferrischorale.org; 773-508-2940

Chicago Opera Theater
Picker: Therese Raquin
Mary Ann Stewart, Matthew Di Battista, Ed Parks, Suzan Hanson
Andreas Mitisek, conductor
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Scriabin: Symphony No.2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
8 p.m. Symphony Center

March 1

William Ferris Chorale
Somma: Missa Pro Defunctis (American premiere)
Pizzetti: Messa da Requiem
3 p.m. Emmanuel Episcopal Church
williamferrischorale.org; 773-508-2940

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January 22

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano, Sergey Skorokhodov, tenor
Scriabin: Symphony No. 1
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
8 p.m. Symphony Center

January 23

Winter Chamber Music Festival
Bienen School Faculty and Guests
Beethoven: Piano Trio No.1
Glinka: Trio pathetique for clarinet, bassoon and piano
Zwilich: Violin Sonata
Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston
pickstaiger.org/events/winter-chamber-music-festival; 847-467-4000

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano, Sergey Skorokhodov, tenor
Scriabin: Symphony No. 1
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
8 p.m. Symphony Center

January 24

University of Chicago Presents
Contempo at 50: Now and Then
eighth blackbird
Pacifica Quartet
Stephen Burns, trumpet
Sharon Harms, soprano
David Fulmer, conductor
Hyla: Wave
Ran: Perfect Storm
Shapey: Concertante No. 1 for trumpet and ten instruments
Hodge: then
Eaton: The End of It
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Puccini: Tosca
Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin;
Dmitri Jurowski, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
www.lyricopera.org: 312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano, Sergey Skorokhodov, tenor
Scriabin: Symphony No. 1
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
8 p.m. Symphony Center

New Chicago Brass
Handel: Royal Fireworks Music
Bach: Contrapuncti I and X
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Gabrieli: Canzona Septimi Toni No. 2
Gabrieli: Sonata Pian’e Forte
Warlock: Capriol Suite
8 p.m. Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston

January 25

Avari Quartet
Busoni: String Quartet No. 2
Puccini: Crisantemi
Verdi: String Quartet
2 p.m. Fullerton Hall, Art Institute

Garrick Ohlsson, pianist
Prokofiev: Four Pieces, Op. 4
Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme by Corelli
Prokofiev: Four Etudes Op. 2
Scriabin: Desir
Scriabin: Sonata No. 7 (White Mass)
Scriabin: Etude No. 11
Scriabin: Etude No.10
Scriabin: Fragilite 
Scriabin: Sonata No. 5
3 p.m. Symphony Center

University of Chicago Presents
Pacifica Quartet
Puccini: Crisantemi
Carter: Quartet No.1
Beethoven: Quartet Op. 59 No. 1
3 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

PianoForte Foundation
Fifth House Ensemble
Khachaturian: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano
Bartok: Contrasts
Sheng: Tibetan Dance
Hartke: The Horse with the Lavender Eye
3 p.m. PianoForte Studios

Pilgrim Chamber Players
Dorel Ensemble
Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1
Ravel: Duo Sonata for violin and Cello
Beethoven: String Trio Op.9 No.1
3 p.m. Highland Park Community House

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Susanna Philips, soprano
Handel: Arias from Giulio Cesare
Handel: Concerto grosso in C Major (Alexander’s Feast
Haydn: Scena di Berenice
Mozart: Symphony No. 34 K. 338
Mozart: “Bella mia fiamma” K. 528
7:30 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Winter Chamber Music Festival
Dover Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No. 20
Saariaho: Terra Memoria
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
pickstaiger.org/events/winter-chamber-music-festival; 847-467-4000

The Frequency Series
A Portrait of Caroline Shaw
Anne Lanzilotti, violist
Chicago Q Ensemble
Jacob Harpster, percussionist
8:30 p.m. Constellation, 3111 N. Western

January 26

PianoForte Foundation
Picosa
Kirk: Work for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Bach: Cello Sonata BWV 1028
Various Composers: Elaeth Songs for piano
Bartok: Contrasts
Muthel: Flute Sonata in D Major
Bodin: Peal
7 p.m. PianoForte  Studios 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Susanna Philips, soprano
Handel: Arias from Giulio Cesare
Handel: Concerto grosso in C Major (Alexander’s Feast)
Haydn: Scena di Berenice
Mozart: Symphony No. 34 K. 338
Mozart: “Bella mia fiamma” K. 528
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

January 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
Debussy: La mer
Scriabin: The Divine Poem
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Puccini: Tosca
Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin;
Dmitri Jurowski, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
www.lyricopera.org: 312-827-5600

January 29

Ensemble Dal Niente
Music of Mikel Kuehn:
Between the Lynes
Returning the Complement
Devouring Time
Unfoldings
8 p.m. Northern Illinois Recital Hall, DeKalb

January 30

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Puccini: Tosca
Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin;
Dmitri Jurowski, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House
www.lyricopera.org: 312-827-5600

University of Chicago Presents
ALBA Consort
Medieval and Baroque songs
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

January 31

PianoForte Foundation
Daniel Schlosberg, pianist
Ryan de Ryke, baritone
Schubert: Piano Sonata D. 960
Schwanengesang D. 957
7 p.m. PianoForte Studios

St. Olaf Choir
Program TBA
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church
stolaftickets.universitytickets.com

February 4

St. Olaf Choir
Program TBA
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston
pickstaiger.org

February 6

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Orbert Davis, director
“The Godfather of Third Stream”
Gunther Schuller, guest
Daniel Schynder: world premiere
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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December 28

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
Strauss Symphony of America
The Chicago Philharmonic
Alexander Steinitz, conductor
Rebecca Nelson, soprano
Eduardo Aladrén, tenor
2:30 p.m. Symphony Center

 

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