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Music Institute Academy Graduates Move On To Prestigious Institutions, And National A Photo Music Institute Academy Graduates Move On To Prestigious Institutions, And National And International Competitions
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

Seven Chicago-area student musicians enrolled in the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy for gifted pre-college pianists and string players have graduated from high school and are moving on to prestigious institutions to continue their education....
Chicago Philharmonic Presents Incredible Cirque Acts With Live Music Photo Chicago Philharmonic Presents Incredible Cirque Acts With Live Music
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2019

This Memorial Day weekend, Chicago Philharmonic partners with the athletes, actors, and acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie for the second time by popular demand. This extraordinary spectacle combines awe-inspiring cirque acts onstage with the virtuoso Chicago Phil musicians performing classic movie ...
This May Celebrate 10 Years Of The International Voices Project Photo This May Celebrate 10 Years Of The International Voices Project
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2019

International Voices Project (IVP) is proud to announce this year's five-week celebration of international plays. The 10th anniversary season of play readings by playwrights from around the world takes place at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio, May 2 June 4....
Chicago Philharmonic Features Its Own Fabulous Musicians As Soloists Photo Chicago Philharmonic Features Its Own Fabulous Musicians As Soloists
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2019

This April, Chicago Philharmonic celebrate the heroes and heroines of classical music with a jaw-dropping program of sweeping Russian masterpieces, Defying Destiny. Headlining the program is Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's fantastical Scheherazade, chronicling the plight of a brave young sultana as she sp...
Acclaimed Pianist Winston Choi Joins New Philharmonic For Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto Photo Acclaimed Pianist Winston Choi Joins New Philharmonic For Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2019

Acclaimed pianist Winston Choi returns to the McAninch Arts Center  (MAC) for two concerts with New Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. The program will include Charles-Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G mi...
Acclaimed Pianist Winston Choi Joins New Philharmonic For Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto Photo Acclaimed Pianist Winston Choi Joins New Philharmonic For Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2019

Acclaimed pianist Winston Choi returns to the McAninch Arts Center  (MAC) for two concerts with New Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. The program will include Charles-Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G mi...
Third Coast Baroque To Present Chicago Premiere Of Handel's TRIUMPH OF TIME AND DISEN Photo Third Coast Baroque To Present Chicago Premiere Of Handel's TRIUMPH OF TIME AND DISENCHANTMENT April 12
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2019

Third Coast Baroque will conclude its 2018-19 season with the Chicago premiere of Handel's first oratorio - The Triumph of Time and Disenchantment, HWV 46a - on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple. Artistic director Ruben Dubrovsky also will lead...
American Music Theatre Project 2018-2019 Season Continues With Workshop Performances, Photo American Music Theatre Project 2018-2019 Season Continues With Workshop Performances, A Songwriters' Showcase And More
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2019

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University's School of Communication will present workshop performances of three new music theater works as the 2018-2019 season continues....
Joffrey Presents the World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA in First-Ever Collaboration With Photo Joffrey Presents the World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA in First-Ever Collaboration With Australian Ballet
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2019

As the centerpiece of its 2018-19 season, The Joffrey Ballet proudly announces the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, considered the greatest literature ever written. This majestic full-length work is presented in a first-time colla...
French Musical Treasure On Orion's March Program Photo French Musical Treasure On Orion's March Program
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2019

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, continues its 26th season with 'French Musical Treasure,' featuring compositions by three noteworthy women, a Beethoven Piano Quartet and guest violist Stephen Boe. Performances take place Ma...
Violinist Philippe Quint Performs Two Free Chaplin's Smile Concerts In Chicago Photo Violinist Philippe Quint Performs Two Free Chaplin's Smile Concerts In Chicago
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2019

Multi Grammy Award-nominee violinist Philippe Quint celebrates his new album Chaplin's Smile, out Friday, January 11, 2019 on Warner Classics, with a international tour of concerts commemorating Charlie Chaplin's compositional talents as well as his encounters with the great composers of his day. Ch...
Pianist Inna Faliks Premieres Autobiographical Concert-Monologue Photo Pianist Inna Faliks Premieres Autobiographical Concert-Monologue
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2018

Returning to her alma mater with a Chicago premiere, Inna Faliks, an alumna of the Music Institute of Chicago and daughter of faculty member Irene Faliks, brings her autobiographical concert-monologue to Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, on Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m....
Joffrey Presents the World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA in First-Ever Collaboration With Photo Joffrey Presents the World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA in First-Ever Collaboration With Australian Ballet
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2018

As the centerpiece of its 2018-19 season, The Joffrey Ballet proudly announces the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, considered the greatest literature ever written. This majestic full-length work is presented in a first-time colla...
Chicago Sinfonietta Presents Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert Photo Chicago Sinfonietta Presents Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2018

Like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the late Chicago Sinfonietta Maestro Paul Freeman had a dream when he founded what is now the nation's most diverse orchestra more than three decades ago: to provide a space for diversity, inclusion, and acceptance in the world of music. Celebrate the birth and life ...
Salute To Vienna New Year's Concert Comes To Symphony Center Photo Salute To Vienna New Year's Concert Comes To Symphony Center
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2018

A New Year's tradition of singing and dancing, with European singers, dancers, and full orchestra!...
TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Community At The Auditorium The Photo TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Community At The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2018

For the 14th consecutive year, the Auditorium Theatre proudly presents Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. Celebrating Dr. King's vision of "beloved community" - a world without poverty, bigotry, and violence - Too Hot is a true Chicago show that unit...
CSO Cellist Richard Hirschl Joins New Philharmonic For MAC Concerts Photo CSO Cellist Richard Hirschl Joins New Philharmonic For MAC Concerts
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2018

Joined by Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Richard Hirschl, New Philharmonic, will perform two concerts featuring works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. The concerts, conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt, will be held at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30...
I-Hao Lee Joins Music Institute's Academy Faculty Photo I-Hao Lee Joins Music Institute's Academy Faculty
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2018

The Music Institute of Chicago announces the appointment of noteworthy violinist I-Hao Lee, who joins a group of esteemed faculty members at the Academy, a training center for gifted pre-college musicians. Lee also teaches at The Juilliard School's Pre-College Division and DePaul University's School...
Chicago Sinfonietta Presents SEA OF LIGHT: REFLECTIONS ON DIWALI Photo Chicago Sinfonietta Presents SEA OF LIGHT: REFLECTIONS ON DIWALI
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2018

Light over dark. Good over evil. Explore these ever-relevant motifs with one of the most diverse classical music organizations in the nation, Chicago Sinfonietta, as it presents its newest concert, Sea of Light: Reflections on Diwali, which honors the rich heritage and cornerstones of this autumn ho...
Lyric Opera of Chicago Musicians On Strike; May Results In Cancelled Performances Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Musicians On Strike; May Results In Cancelled Performances
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2018

It was reported yesterday that the Lyric Opera of Chicago had reached deals with four unions following ongoing negotiations with many of the opera's stakeholders. The opera had reached agreements with Stagehands Local 2, Wardrobe Local 769, Hair and Make-Up Local 476 and Treasurers and Ticket Seller...
Chicago Gargoyle Brass And Organ Ensemble To Launch 2018-2019 Season With IMAGINARY J Photo Chicago Gargoyle Brass And Organ Ensemble To Launch 2018-2019 Season With IMAGINARY JOURNEYS
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2018

The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble will open its 2018-2019 season by leading listeners on aural adventures through space, time, and fantasy at its Imaginary Journeys concert at 7:30 p.m. September 29, 2018, at First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake Street, Oak, Park, Ill....
Cellist Maksin Joins Orion In November for RUSSIAN PASSION Photo Cellist Maksin Joins Orion In November for RUSSIAN PASSION
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2018

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, continues its 26th season with 'Russian Passion,' welcoming guest cellist Ian Maksin and guest violist Stephen Boe. Performances take place November 11 at a new venue, First Congregational Ch...
Chicago Gargoyle Brass And Organ Ensemble To Launch 2018-2019 Season With IMAGINARY J Photo Chicago Gargoyle Brass And Organ Ensemble To Launch 2018-2019 Season With IMAGINARY JOURNEYS
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2018

The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble will open its 2018-2019 season by leading listeners on aural adventures through space, time, and fantasy at its Imaginary Journeys concert at 7:30 p.m. September 29, 2018, at First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake Street, Oak, Park, Ill....
New Philharmonic Opens 2018-2019 Season With SHOW BOAT AND SHOW TUNES on Sept 29 & 30 Photo New Philharmonic Opens 2018-2019 Season With SHOW BOAT AND SHOW TUNES on Sept 29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2018

Four guest vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus join New Philharmonic for "Show Boat and Show Tunes," a showcase of popular songs coming from the partnerships of Hammerstein and Kern and Rodgers and Hart, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3...
Highland Park Strings Announces 40th Anniversary Season Photo Highland Park Strings Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2018

Highland Park Strings, under the direction of Principal Conductor Dr. Robert G. Hasty, is pleased to announce its 40th anniversary season titled 'Highland Park's Got Talent,' featuring three free community concerts at Highland Park High School, plus a benefit concert at Ravinia's Bennett-Gordon Hall...