Music Institute of Chicago Presents Faculty Showcase at Nichols Concert Hall Today
The Music Institute of Chicago opens its 2013-14 Faculty and Guest Artist Series at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston with a concert today, September 21 showcasing more than 30 members of its highly esteemed faculty.
The program includes several Chopin Nocturnes, Rachmaninoff's Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos "La nuit... L'amour..." (The night...the love...), and Schoenberg's stunning work for strings Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night).
Other highlights of the 2013-14 season include a Benny Goodman Festival November 1 and 2; internationally renowned cellist Peter Seidenberg November 16; a triple bill of Quintet Attacca, Axiom Brass, and Music Institute President and CEO Mark George on piano March 1; pianist Inna Faliks May 3; and organist Nathan Laube May 17.
The Music Institute of Chicago believes that music has the power to sustain and nourish the human spirit; therefore, our mission is to provide the foundation for lifelong engagement with music. Founded in 1931, the Music Institute has grown to become one of the three largest and most respected community music schools in the nation. Offering musical excellence built on the strength of its distinguished faculty, commitment to quality, and breadth of programs and services, the Music Institute is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Each year, the Music Institute's teachers and arts therapists reach thousands of students and clients of all ages and levels of experience. The Music Institute opens a new location this fall at Fourth Presbyterian Church's Gratz Center in downtown Chicago. Other Music Institute locations include Evanston, Winnetka, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, and Downers Grove. In addition, the Music Institute is proud of its longstanding partnership with the Chicago Public Schools through its Arts Link program. The Music Institute offers lessons, classes, and programs in four distinct areas: the Community School, Academy, Institute for Therapy through the Arts, and Nichols Concert Hall.
The Music Institute Faculty Concert takes place Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students, available online or 847.905.1500 ext. 108. All programming is subject to change.