Calendar

April 25

University of Chicago Presents
Rafal Blechacz, pianist
Bach: Partita No. 3 BWV 827
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 13 (Pathetique)
Chopin: Nocturne Op. 32
Two Polonaises Op. 40
Three Mazurkas Op. 63
Scherzo No. 3 Op. 39
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu773-702-8068

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Gerard McBurney, presenter
Ives: Symphony No. 2
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Chicago Master Singers
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Musci of Bruckner, M. Haydn, Vlahek, Lukačić, Gallus, Gjeilo, Lauridsen and Paulus
7:30 p.m. Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Divine Word), Techny
chicagomastersingers.org

Bach Week Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Webster, conductor
Sergei Babayan, pianist
William Watson, tenor
Bach: Keyboard Concertos BWV 1054, 1055 and 1058
Bach: Cantata Ich armer Mensch BWV 55
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Bach Week Festival
Adam Levin, guitarist
Music of Bach and others
10 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall Lobby

April 26

University of Chicago Presents
Contempo: 10th Anniversary Concert
Pacifica Quartet, Nicholas Photinos, cellist, Lisa Kaplan, pianist
Nicholas Reed, percussionist
Marta Ptaszynska: Space Model for solo percussion
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Habil-Sayagy for cello and prepared piano
Elena Firsova: String Quartet No. 11 (Purgatorium)
Jazz set with Patricia Barber and the Ari Hoenig Trio
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu773-702-8068

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, conductor
Music of Josquin and Ockeghem
7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest

Northwestern University’s Conference for New Music
Nicolas Hodges, pianist
Mivos Quartet
Brice Pauset: Sept Canons
Neuf Canons
Beat Furrer: Studie
Ferneyhough: Quirl – Study in Self-Similar Rhythms
Rebecca Saunders: shadow – study for solo piano
Alex Mincek: String Quartet No. 1
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Richard Goode, pianist
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Avalon String Quartet
David Danzmayr, conductor
Zemlinsky: Symphony No. 1
Schuller: Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
8 p.m. Harris Theater
harristheatechicago.org

April 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Gerard McBurney, presenter
Ives: Symphony No. 2
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

PianoForte Foundation
Ani Gogova, pianist
Schumann: Fantasiestucke Op. 12
Brahms: Fantasien Op. 116
Shostakovich: Fantastic Dance: Op. 5
Medtner: Fairy Tales
Prokofiev: Suggestion Diabolique
Ligeti: Musica Ricercata
3 p.m. PianoForte Studios

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, conductor
Music of Josquin and Ockeghem
3:30 p.m. St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Evanston

Chicago Ensemble
Reger: Serenade No. 2 for flute, violin and piano
Beethoven: Trio Op. 38 for clarinet, cello and piano
Ronn Yedidia: Black Snow for flute, clarinet and piano
Walton: Piano Quartet
6:30 p.m. International House, Hyde Park
thechicagoensemble.org; 773-558-2448

Chicago Master Singers
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Musci of Bruckner, M. Haydn, Vlahek, Lukačić, Gallus, Gjeilo, Lauridsen and Paulus
7 p.m. Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Divine Word), Techny
chicagomastersingers.org

Northwestern University’s Conference for New Music
Ensemble Dal Niente
Quince Vocal Quartet
New music including:
Ferneyhough: Flurries
7:30 Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

April 28

Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest
Choirs of Chicago State, City Voices, Heritage Chorale,
Kapelle Choir of Concordia University
William Chin, conductor
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Mozart: Requiem
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
symphonyoprf.com

April 29

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
David Finckel, cellist
Wu Han, pianist
Beethoven: Cello Sonata Op. 5 No.1
Cello Sonata Op. 5 No. 2
Cello Sonata Op. 69
Cello Sonata Op. 102 No. 1
Cello Sonata Op. 102 No. 2
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

Chicago Ensemble
Reger: Serenade No. 2 for flute, violin and piano
Beethoven: Trio Op. 38 for clarinet, cello and piano
Ronn Yedidia: Black Snow for flute, clarinet and piano
Walton: Piano Quartet
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church
thechicagoensemble.org; 773-558-2448

Access Contemporary Music
Sound of Silent Film Festival
7:30 p.m. Music Box Theater

May 1

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Paul Lewis, pianist
Lutoslawski: Musique funebre
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique)
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 2

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Paul Lewis, pianist
Lutoslawski: Musique funebre
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique)
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

University of Chicago Presents
Shanghai Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76 No. 2 (Fifths)
Penderecki: String Quartet No. 3: Leaves from an unwritten diary
Zhou Long: Song of the Ch’in
Verdi: String Quartet
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Bach Week Festival
Christopher Martin, trumpeter, Margaret Martin, organist
Renee-Paule Gauthier, violinist
Roger Chase, Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, violists
Nina Heebink, mezzo-soprano
Bach: Concerto in D Major BWV 972
Violin Sonata BWV 1023
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 BWV 1051
Cantata Vergnugte Ruh BWV 170
7:30 p.m. Anderson Chapel, North Park University

Newberry Consort
Ellen Hargis, soprano, with women’s ensemble
Music from the Mexican Convent of the Encarnacion
8 p.m. St Clement Church, Lincoln Park

May 3

CSO Chamber All-Access
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 (Rasumovsky)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Ignat Solzhentsyn, conductor and pianist
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 K. 414
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (Romantic)
7:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

William Ferris Chorale
Secret Language of Flowers
Featuring works by Britten and Persichetti.
7:30 p.m. Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola

Inna Faliks, pianist
Beethoven: Fantasie Op.77
Shchedrin: Basso Ostinato
Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze
7:30 p.m. Nichols Hall, Music Institute, Evanston

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Paul Lewis, pianist
Lutoslawski: Musique funebre
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique)
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Newberry Consort
Ellen Hargis, soprano, with women’s ensemble
Music from the Mexican Convent of the Encarnacion
8 p.m. Bond Chapel, University of Chicago

May 4

Bach Week Festival Chorus and Orchestra
North Park University Chamber Singers
Richard Webster, conductor
Katinka Kleijn, cellist
Bach: Mass in G Major BWV 236
Cello Suite No. 5 BWV 1011
Orchestral Suite No. 3 BWV 1068
Cantata Nun is das Heil und die Kraft
2:30 p.m. Anderson Chapel, North Park University

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Ignat Solzhentsyn, conductor and pianist
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 K. 414
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (Romantic)
2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

Nikolai Lugansky, pianist
Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 4
Rachmaninov: Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Newberry Consort
Ellen Hargis, soprano, with women’s ensemble
Music from the Mexican Convent of the Encarnacion
3 p.m. Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston

Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Nathan Walhout, cellist
Suk: Fantastic Scherzo
Bloch: Schelomo
Brahms/Schoenberg: Piano Quartet in G Minor
3 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie

William Ferris Chorale
Secret Language of Flowers
Featuring works by Britten and Persichetti.
3 p.m. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange

CIMMFest (Chicago International Movies & Music Festival)
Experimental films and new music
Fulcrum Point New Music Project
International Beethoven Project
George Lepauw, pianist, Cristina Buciu, violinist, Rika Seko violinist,
Nick Photinos, cellist, Mischa Zupko, pianist
Music by Beethoven, Mellits, Wolfe, Gordon and Zupko
7 p.m. 1st Ward Events, 2033 W. North Ave.

May 5

MusicNOW
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Norman: The Companion Guide to Rome
Clyne: Fits and Starts
Bettison: Livre des Sauvages
7 p.m. Harris Theater
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 8

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Marc-Andre Hamelin, pianist
Rigel: Symphony in C Minor, Op. 12 No. 4
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D Major
Kraus: Sinfonia in E Minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 9

University of Chicago Presents
Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today I
eighth blackbird
Pacifica Quartet
Music by graduate student composers
7:30 p.m. Logan Center, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Schola Antiqua of Chicago
Michael Alan Anderson, conductor
Music for St Anne by composers including
Pierre de la Rue and Jean Mouton
7:30 p.m. Bond Chapel, University of Chicago
schola-antigua.org

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Marc-Andre Hamelin, pianist
Rigel: Symphony in C Minor, Op. 12 No. 4
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D Major
Kraus: Sinfonia in E Minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 10

Chicago Syntagma Musica
Andrew Schultze, director
Sacred chamber music by Henry Purcell
The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation
Saul and The Witch at Endor
7 p.m. Bond Chapel, University of Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Marc-Andre Hamelin, pianist
Rigel: Symphony in C Minor, Op. 12 No. 4
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D Major
Kraus: Sinfonia in E Minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Spektral Quartet
Counterpoint
Bach: Selections from Art of Fugue
Ran: Bach Shards
Beethoven: Movement III from Quartet Op. 132
Ligeti: Movement lll from Quartet No. 2
Balter: Movement lll from Chambers
Reminick: The Old Woman’s Breakfast
8 p.m. Fulton Hall, University of Chicago

Schola Antiqua of Chicago
Michael Alan Anderson, conductor
Music for St Anne by composers including
Pierre de la Rue and Jean Mouton
8 p.m. St Clement Church, Lincoln Park
schola-antigua.org

Chicago Composers Orchestra
Oliveros: Four Meditations for Orchestra
Bolles: In Due Time
Block: Voyager Golden Record
Mitchell: Flight for Freedom
8 p.m. St. James Cathedral

May 11

Civitas Ensemble
Bartok: Contrasts
Elizabeth Alexander: My Aunt Gives Me a Clarinet Lesson
Faure: Piano Quartet Op. 15
1 p.m. Gottlieb Hall, Merit School of Music

Susanna Phillips, soprano
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
John Bruce Yeh, clarinetist, Daniel Gingrich, hornist
Myra Huang, pianist
Schubert: Auf dem Strom
Die Forelle
Frühlingsglaube
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Du bist die Ruh
Bei dir allein
Prometheus
Fahrt zum Hades
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus
Viola
Ganymed
Der Wanderer
Auf der Donau
An die Musik
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Fulcrum Point New Music Project
Stephen Burns, trumpeter, Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, violist and
Kuang-Hao Huang, pianist
Music by female composers including Libby Larsen, Augusta Read Thomas,
Jennifer Higdon, Kyong Mee Choi, and Sofia Gubaidulina
3 p.m. Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Cheng, conductor
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Alex Kauffman, violinist
Su Chang, guzheng player
Levinson: Selections from Shtetl Scenes
Levinson: Klezmer Rhapsody
Shapiro/Cheng: Identity: Zhongshang Zhuang
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
3 p.m. Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville

Chicago Philharmonic
Scott Speck, conductor
Benjamin Bellman, violinist
Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
Prokofiev: Highlights from Romeo and Juliet
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
chicagophilharmonic.org; 866-811-4211

May 12

Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Cheng, conductor
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Alex Kauffman, violinist
Su Chang, guzheng player
Levinson: Selections from Shtetl Scenes
Levinson: Klezmer Rhapsody
Shapiro/Cheng: Identity: Zhongshang Zhuang
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

May 14

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Eugene Izotov, oboist
Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major
Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Strauss: Metamorphosen
6:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 15

Renovo String Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Four Hymns for tenor, viola and strings
Finzi: Prelude for String Orchestra
Other works
7:30 p.m. Nichols Hall, Music Institute, Evanston

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Eugene Izotov, oboist
Dorothea Roschmann, soprano
Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major
Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Metamorphosen
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 16

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Eugene Izotov, oboist
Dorothea Roschmann, soprano
Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major
Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Metamorphosen
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

University of Chicago Presents
Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today II
Cliff Colnot, eighth blackbird, Pacifica Quartet
Music by University of Chicago doctoral candidates
7:30 p.m. Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
David Danzmayr, conductor
Anna Lee, violinist
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Glazunov: Violin Concerto
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
8 p.m. Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet

May 17

Nathan J. Laube, organist
Music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Widor,
Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens,Mozart and Dupre
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute, Evanston

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Eugene Izotov, oboist
Dorothea Roschmann, soprano
Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major
Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Metamorphosen
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Lake Forest Symphony
Jacomo Rafael Bairos, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violinist
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Schoenberg: Finding Rothko
Barber: Violin Concerto
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Marquez: Danzon No. 2
8 p.m. Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, Grayslake

May 18

Chicago Pro Musica
Shostakovich: Four Waltzes
Schmitt: Sonatine en Trio
Khachaturian: Trio
Prokofiev: Flute Sonata
Bartok: Contrasts
2 p.m. Fullerton Hall, Art Institute
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Emanuel Ax, pianist
Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 2
Brahms: Four Piano Pieces
Brett Dean: Hommage a Brahms
Missy Mazzoli: Bolts of Loving Thunder
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Chicago Chorale
Kit Bridges, Don Seitz, pianists
Bruce Tammen, conductor
Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes
Music of Poulenc, Grieg, Vaughan Williams and Kern
3 p.m. Logan Center, Hyde Park

Dimitris Marinos, mandolinist
Dimitris Dessylas, percussionist, Andreas Georgas, pianist
Bach: Fuga
Bartók: Fuga
Berio: Violin Duetti
Beethoven: Adagio-Sonatina
Xenakis: Psappha
Xenakis: Kassandra
Lombardo: Contrasti a Due
Lapidakis: Sphinx
Kalogeras: Proimion Gamma
4 p.m. Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center

Music of the Baroque
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
William Buchman, bassoonist
Purcell: Overture and Dances from The Fairy Queen
Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto (La notte)
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony for Strings in B Minor
Rameau: Suite from Nais
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
7:30 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Chicago Chamber Musicians
Beethoven: Sextet, Op. 81
Rheinberger: Nonet, Op. 139
Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston

May 19

Music of the Baroque
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
William Buchman, bassoonist
Purcell: Overture and Dances from The Fairy Queen
Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto (La notte)
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony for Strings in B Minor
Rameau: Suite from Nais
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Chicago Chamber Musicians
Beethoven: Sextet, Op. 81
Rheinberger: Nonet, Op. 139
Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81
7:30 p.m. Gottlieb Hall, Merit School of Music

Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Members of the Ryan Opera Center
Michael Christie, conductor
Operatic Masterworks
8 p.m. Symphony Center

May 21

Renbrandt Chamber Players
Mozart: Duo for violin and viola
Berio: Folk Song Suite
Adams: Shaker Loops
7:30 p.m. Logan Center, Hyde Park

Sound Wired Concerts
Latitude 49
Bartok: Contrasts
Mellits: Movements from Tight Sweater
Jones: Movements from Legal Highs
7:30 p.m. Nichols Hall, Evanston

May 22

Renbrandt Chamber Players
Mozart: Duo for violin and viola
Berio: Folk Song Suite
Adams: Shaker Loops
7:30 p.m. Nichols Hall, Evanston

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 23

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 24

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 25

Orion Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio Op.9 No.3
Amon: Clarinet Quartet Op. 106 No.2
Gershwin: Three Preludes arr. for clarinet and piano
Dvorak: Piano Quartet Op. 87
7 p.m. Baker Memorial Church, St.Charles

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks Festival Chorus
Richard Bjella, Z. Randall Stroope, conductors
Rebecca Wascoe, soprano
Gregory Brookes, baritone
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Stroope: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Telemann: Laudate Jehovam, omnes gentes
Gwyneth Walker, arr.: How Can I Keep from Singing?
Paulus: Hymn to the Eternal Flame
Stacey V. Gibbs, arr.: Way Over in Beulah Lan’
Stroope: Go Lovely Rose
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Ensemble Dal Niente
Works by Raphael Cendo, including:
Rokh, Scratch Data and others
8:30 p.m. Constellation, 3111 N. Western

May 28

Orion Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio Op.9 No.3
Amon: Clarinet Quartet Op. 106 No.2
Gershwin: Three Preludes arr. for clarinet and piano
Dvorak: Piano Quartet Op. 87
7:30 p.m. PianoForte Studios

May 29

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto
Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 30

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto
Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000May 31

Fulcrum Point String Quartet
Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No. 17
Elena Ruehr: Bel Canto
Elliott Bark: Tango Suite for String Quartet
7 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Chicago Opera Theater
Ullman: The Emperor of Atlantis
Orff: The Clever One
7:30 p.m. Merle Reskin Theatre

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Shostakovich: Five Fragments
Britten: Sinfonia da requiem
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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April 24

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Richard Goode, pianist
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

April 25

University of Chicago Presents
Rafal Blechacz, pianist
Bach: Partita No. 3 BWV 827
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 13 (Pathetique)
Chopin: Nocturne Op. 32
Two Polonaises Op. 40
Three Mazurkas Op. 63
Scherzo No. 3 Op. 39
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu773-702-8068

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Gerard McBurney, presenter
Ives: Symphony No. 2
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Chicago Master Singers
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Musci of Bruckner, M. Haydn, Vlahek, Lukačić, Gallus, Gjeilo, Lauridsen and Paulus
7:30 p.m. Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Divine Word), Techny
chicagomastersingers.org

Bach Week Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Webster, conductor
Sergei Babayan, pianist
William Watson, tenor
Bach: Keyboard Concertos BWV 1054, 1055 and 1058
Bach: Cantata Ich armer Mensch BWV 55
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Bach Week Festival
Adam Levin, guitarist
Music of Bach and others
10 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall Lobby

April 26

University of Chicago Presents
Contempo: 10th Anniversary Concert
Pacifica Quartet, Nicholas Photinos, cellist, Lisa Kaplan, pianist
Nicholas Reed, percussionist
Marta Ptaszynska: Space Model for solo percussion
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Habil-Sayagy for cello and prepared piano
Elena Firsova: String Quartet No. 11 (Purgatorium)
Jazz set with Patricia Barber and the Ari Hoenig Trio
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu773-702-8068

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, conductor
Music of Josquin and Ockeghem
7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest

Northwestern University’s Conference for New Music
Nicolas Hodges, pianist
Mivos Quartet
Brice Pauset: Sept Canons
Neuf Canons
Beat Furrer: Studie
Ferneyhough: Quirl – Study in Self-Similar Rhythms
Rebecca Saunders: shadow – study for solo piano
Alex Mincek: String Quartet No. 1
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Richard Goode, pianist
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Avalon String Quartet
David Danzmayr, conductor
Zemlinsky: Symphony No. 1
Schuller: Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
8 p.m. Harris Theater
harristheatechicago.org

April 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Gerard McBurney, presenter
Ives: Symphony No. 2
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

PianoForte Foundation
Ani Gogova, pianist
Schumann: Fantasiestucke Op. 12
Brahms: Fantasien Op. 116
Shostakovich: Fantastic Dance: Op. 5
Medtner: Fairy Tales
Prokofiev: Suggestion Diabolique
Ligeti: Musica Ricercata
3 p.m. PianoForte Studios

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, conductor
Music of Josquin and Ockeghem
3:30 p.m. St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Evanston

Chicago Ensemble
Reger: Serenade No. 2 for flute, violin and piano
Beethoven: Trio Op. 38 for clarinet, cello and piano
Ronn Yedidia: Black Snow for flute, clarinet and piano
Walton: Piano Quartet
6:30 p.m. International House, Hyde Park
thechicagoensemble.org; 773-558-2448

Chicago Master Singers
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Musci of Bruckner, M. Haydn, Vlahek, Lukačić, Gallus, Gjeilo, Lauridsen and Paulus
7 p.m. Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Divine Word), Techny
chicagomastersingers.org

Northwestern University’s Conference for New Music
Ensemble Dal Niente
Quince Vocal Quartet
New music including:
Ferneyhough: Flurries
7:30 Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

April 28

Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest
Choirs of Chicago State, City Voices, Heritage Chorale,
Kapelle Choir of Concordia University
William Chin, conductor
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Mozart: Requiem
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
symphonyoprf.com

April 29

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
David Finckel, cellist
Wu Han, pianist
Beethoven: Cello Sonata Op. 5 No.1
Cello Sonata Op. 5 No. 2
Cello Sonata Op. 69
Cello Sonata Op. 102 No. 1
Cello Sonata Op. 102 No. 2
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

Chicago Ensemble
Reger: Serenade No. 2 for flute, violin and piano
Beethoven: Trio Op. 38 for clarinet, cello and piano
Ronn Yedidia: Black Snow for flute, clarinet and piano
Walton: Piano Quartet
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church
thechicagoensemble.org; 773-558-2448

Access Contemporary Music
Sound of Silent Film Festival
7:30 p.m. Music Box Theater

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March 26

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
6:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

March 27

PianoForte Foundation
Spencer Myer, pianist
Scarlatti: 3 Sonatas
Schubert: Sonata in A Major D. 959
Debussy: Images, Book ll
Copland: Piano Variations
Bolcom: The Garden of Eden: Old Adam, The Eternal Feminine
The Serpent’s Kiss
7:30 p.m. PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No.2
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

March 28

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No.2
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

March 29

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No.2
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

March 30

Avalon String Quartet
Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2
Bartok: String Quartet No. 6
2 p.m. Fullerton Hall, Art Institute

Chicago Chamber Choir
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Whitacre: Animal Crackers
Davies: Prayer from the Ark
3 p.m. Our Lady of the Brook Parish, Northbrook

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Elizabeth Futral, soprano, Nicholas Phan, tenor,
Christopheren Nomura, bass-baritone
Haydn: The Creation
7:30 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Chicago Chamber Musicians
Biber: Sonata a 3 in D minor
Speer: Sonata e Gigue
Bertali: Sonata a 3
Fuchs: Clarinet Quintet Op. 102
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 Op.66
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

March 31

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Elizabeth Futral, soprano, Nicholas Phan, tenor,
Christopheren Nomura, bass-baritone
Haydn: The Creation
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Chicago Chamber Musicians
Biber: Sonata a 3 in D minor
Speer: Sonata e Gigue
Bertali: Sonata a 3
Fuchs: Clarinet Quintet Op. 102
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 Op.66
7:30 p.m. Gottlieb Hall, Merit School

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February 25

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Jennifer Zetlan, soprano, Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Debussy: Jeux
Ravel: Trois poèmes de Mallarmé
Stravinsky: Three Japanese Lyrics
Stravinsky: Two Poems of Balmont
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Stravinsky: Berceuses du Chat
Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella
Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Alek Shrader, Alessandro Corbelli
Michele Mariotti, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

February 26

CSO Chamber All-Access
Ravel: String Quartet
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15
6:30 p.m. Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Dvorak: Rusalka
Ana Maria Martinez, Brandon Jovanovich, Jill Grove, Eric Owens
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

February 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Aucoin, Marcelo Lehninger, conductors
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Stravinsky: Concertino
Stravinsky: Pribaoutki
Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

February 28

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Alek Shrader, Alessandro Corbelli
Michele Mariotti, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

University of Chicago Presents
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor
Porpora: Overture from Il Germanico
Porpora: Semiramide riconosciuta: “Mira in cielo
 . . . Si pietoso il tuo labbro”
Handel: Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4
Handel: Alcina: “Mi lusinga il dolce affetto”
Handel: Alcina: “Sta nell’ircana”
Handel: Oreste: “Agitato da fiere tempeste”
Handel: Ariodante: “Scherza infida”
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1
Porpora: Polifemo: “Alto Giove”
Porpora: Polifemo: “Nell’  attendere il mio bene”
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall, Hyde Park
chicagopresents@uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Aucoin, Marcelo Lehninger, conductors
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Stravinsky: Concertino
Stravinsky: Pribaoutki
Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Vox 3 Collective
Mode Ensemble
Ruders: Dreamland
Chamber music by Danish Composers including:
Vagn, Holmboe and Per Norgard
8 p.m. Open Secret Studio, 401 N. Racine

March 1

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Aucoin, Marcelo Lehninger, conductors
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Stravinsky: Concertino
Stravinsky: Pribaoutki
Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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