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CHICAGO CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE

The latest news on performances of Classical Music in Chicago.

Water Gap Orchestra to Make Morris Museum Debut in December Photo Water Gap Orchestra to Make Morris Museum Debut in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 21, 2022

 Making their debut at the Morris Museum, the Water Gap Orchestra will play Duke Ellington's The Nutcracker Suite on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 PM. The concert will also feature the new Grinch Suite, written by WGJO director, Matt Vashlishan....
THE GODFATHER LIVE, with 61 Piece Orchestra, to Play Chicago's Auditorium Theatre Photo THE GODFATHER LIVE, with 61 Piece Orchestra, to Play Chicago's Auditorium Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - November 06, 2022

On Saturday, November 12th at 8 pm, ten-time Academy Award-winning masterpiece, The Godfather, will be screened and performed with a 61-piece orchestra in celebration of the iconic film's 50th anniversary, produced by CineConcerts and presented by Massimo Gallotta Productions. ...
Itzhak Perlman to Perform IN THE FIDDLER'S HOUSE at Chicago Symphony Center in Decemb Photo Itzhak Perlman to Perform IN THE FIDDLER'S HOUSE at Chicago Symphony Center in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 31, 2022

On Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:00pm CT, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents violinist and maestro Itzhak Perlman in his critically-acclaimed klezmer show, In the Fiddler's House....
William Ferris Chorale 2022-23 Season Photo William Ferris Chorale 2022-23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - October 13, 2022

As the WFC enters its 50th Anniversary season, we celebrate the idea of Movement. Movement, as an idea, exists throughout music in a myriad of ways: momentum, tempo, change, renewal, phrasing. ...
Pianist Matthew Hagle Performs BRAHMS AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES November 5 At Nichols Co Photo Pianist Matthew Hagle Performs BRAHMS AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES November 5 At Nichols Concert Hall
by A.A. Cristi - October 12, 2022

​​​​​​​Music Institute of Chicago piano faculty and well-known Chicago musical artist Matthew Hagle returns to Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. with “Brahms and His Contemporaries,” an evening of late 19th and early 20th century short piano wo...
Music Institute To Present Maestra Marin Alsop With Dushkin Award At Annual Gala Bene Photo Music Institute To Present Maestra Marin Alsop With Dushkin Award At Annual Gala Benefit May 15, 2023
by A.A. Cristi - October 10, 2022

The Music Institute of Chicago, which has been dedicated to advancing innovation, access, and excellence in music education for more than 90 years, announces that Maestra Marin Alsop will receive the prestigious Dushkin Award at its Annual Gala Benefit, scheduled May 15, 2023....
Chicago Philharmonic Welcomes Record 15 Member Musicians For 2022-23 Season Photo Chicago Philharmonic Welcomes Record 15 Member Musicians For 2022-23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - October 10, 2022

The Chicago Philharmonic Society has announced the addition of 15 new musician members for the 22/23 Season. With the addition of these new members, Chicago Philharmonic has expanded its pool of the Midwest's finest musicians to 209....
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians Announces 2022–2023 Season Of Concerts In Evanston And Ch Photo Rembrandt Chamber Musicians Announces 2022–2023 Season Of Concerts In Evanston And Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 12, 2022

The Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, Chicago's flagship ensemble covering the full spectrum of classical chamber music, has announced details of its 33rd concert season, 2022-2023, comprising five programs to be performed at venues in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois....
POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE Celebrates 40th Anniversary And Reveals Renovations To Speakeasy, Photo POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE Celebrates 40th Anniversary And Reveals Renovations To Speakeasy, Watershed
by A.A. Cristi - September 08, 2022

The nation's most acclaimed champagne bar, Pops for Champagne, 601 N State St., is honoring its 40th Anniversary in Chicago this September 2022. ...
American Composers Orchestra Announces 2022 EarShot Readings Commission For Elijah Da Photo American Composers Orchestra Announces 2022 EarShot Readings Commission For Elijah Daniel Smith
by A.A. Cristi - September 01, 2022

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces that composer Elijah Daniel Smith is the recipient of its 2022 EarShot Readings Commission, supported by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting....
Ravinia Announces Lineup Of October-May Concerts In Bennett Gordon Hall Photo Ravinia Announces Lineup Of October-May Concerts In Bennett Gordon Hall
by A.A. Cristi - August 29, 2022

​​​​​​​Ravinia's fall-spring Bennett Gordon Hall concert series returns in 2022-23 for the first time since 2019 and will include 22 festival premieres. The concerts run from Oct. 15 through May 5 in Ravinia's most intimate space, the 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall. It mirrors the celebrated festival ...
Music Institute to Present Cuarteto Latinoamericano in October Photo Music Institute to Present Cuarteto Latinoamericano in October
by Blair Ingenthron - August 24, 2022

The Music Institute of Chicago kicks off the Nichols Concert Hall 2022–23 season with the world-renowned Cuarteto Latinomericano Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston....
The Music Institute of Chicago Announces 2022–23 Season at Historic Nichols Concert H Photo The Music Institute of Chicago Announces 2022–23 Season at Historic Nichols Concert Hall
by A.A. Cristi - August 04, 2022

The Music Institute of Chicago’s 2022–23 season at historic Nichols Concert Hall in downtown Evanston features a diverse lineup of artists performing classical, jazz, and gospel music.    ...
Manfred Honeck to Makes U.S. Opera Debut with at The Met, Returns to Chicago & San Fr Photo Manfred Honeck to Makes U.S. Opera Debut with at The Met, Returns to Chicago & San Francisco Symphonies
by A.A. Cristi - August 03, 2022

After opening his 15th season as Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony with a gala benefit featuring Joshua Bell (Sep 17), Honeck makes his American operatic debut with Mozart's Idomeneo at New York's Metropolitan Opera (Sep 28–Oct 20); returns to the podiums of the Chicago Symphony (Nov 17–20) ...
Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz to Make First-Ever US Tour This Summer 2022 Photo Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz to Make First-Ever US Tour This Summer 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 12, 2022

This summer, Carnegie Hall’s national youth jazz orchestra NYO Jazz—which showcases the legacy and bright future of American jazz—returns for its fifth year following performances at Carnegie Hall and successful international tours to Europe and Asia....
Music Institute Raises More Than $765,000 At Annual Gala Benefit June 2 Photo Music Institute Raises More Than $765,000 At Annual Gala Benefit June 2
by A.A. Cristi - June 29, 2022

Celebrating more than 90 years of advancing innovation, access, and excellence in music education, the Music Institute of Chicago welcomed 200 guests to its Annual Gala Benefit on Thursday, June 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago....
Watch: Lyric Opera of Chicago's VERDI VOICES Concert Now Available for Free Digital S Photo Watch: Lyric Opera of Chicago's VERDI VOICES Concert Now Available for Free Digital Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 29, 2022

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s recent Verdi Voices concert starring three of the world’s most accomplished Verdians — soprano Tamara Wilson, tenor Russell Thomas, and conductor and Lyric Opera of Chicago Music Director Enrique Mazzola — is now available digitally and can be streamed for free here starting...
Chicago Philharmonic Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Chicago Philharmonic Announces 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 20, 2022

Chicago Philharmonic has announced its 22/23 Symphonic Season on the heels of a thrilling 21/22 Season, ending with the sold-out Chicago Premiere of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert....
Chicago Philharmonic Society Announces Summer Series Photo Chicago Philharmonic Society Announces Summer Series
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022

At the close of Chicago Philharmonic's thrilling 2021-2022 Symphonic Season on May 29, the organization proudly announces a ten-concert summer series that kicks off June 10 and will take place throughout the Chicagoland area....
NYO Jazz Announces First US Tour This Summer Photo NYO Jazz Announces First US Tour This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Carnegie Hall today announced the schedule for the first-ever US tour by its acclaimed NYO Jazz set to take place on the heels of the June 24, 2022 release of the ensemble’s first full-length studio album, We’re Still Here....
Chicago Philharmonic Performs MARVEL STUDIOS' BLACK PANTHER LIVE IN CONCERT Photo Chicago Philharmonic Performs MARVEL STUDIOS' BLACK PANTHER LIVE IN CONCERT
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

The Chicago Philharmonic Society will present and perform Marvel Studios' Black Panther in Concert at the historic Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, Chicago, June 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm, the weekend of Juneteenth. ...
Music Institute Chorale Presents FROM AFRICA June 5 At Nichols Concert Hall Photo Music Institute Chorale Presents FROM AFRICA June 5 At Nichols Concert Hall
by A.A. Cristi - May 06, 2022

The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, conducted by Daniel Wallenberg with Gregory Shifrin on piano, concludes its 2021–22 season with From Africa, a free concert Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. The performance also will be available via livestream. ...
Illinois Philharmonic Closes 44th Season With SCHEHERAZADE Photo Illinois Philharmonic Closes 44th Season With SCHEHERAZADE
by A.A. Cristi - April 27, 2022

Conducted by IPO Music Director Stilian Kirov, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) lowers the curtain on its 44th season with Scheherazade on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 pm at the stunning 1,100 seat Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights. ...
Chicago Philharmonic Presents ARETHA RISING In Honor Of The Queen Of Soul And Other M Photo Chicago Philharmonic Presents ARETHA RISING In Honor Of The Queen Of Soul And Other Motown Greats
by A.A. Cristi - April 12, 2022

The Chicago Philharmonic Society presents the finale of its 32nd season, Aretha Rising, on May 29, 2022, Memorial Day Weekend at Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E Randolph, Chicago)....
Harris Theater to Present The World Premiere Of EMANCIPATION By Adrian Dunn Photo Harris Theater to Present The World Premiere Of EMANCIPATION By Adrian Dunn
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 07, 2022

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance will present Emancipation by Adrian Dunn with the The Adrian Dunn Singers and Rize Orchestra on the HTP Mainstage on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 7:30PM. ...