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Berlin, Suzanne Vega And More On Sale At City Winery Chicago

Berlin, Suzanne Vega And More On Sale At City Winery Chicago City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Sweet Tap Chicago from creative company Chicago Tap Theatre, the return of popular comedy show Whose Live Anyway, Los Angeles-based Synth-pop group Berlin and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 11 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago.

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Brunch Series

Sundays, January 21, February 11, March 18; 12:00 p.m.

$25 General Admission, Brunch Buffet available for $20

Sunday, January 21: Berlin to Buenos Aires

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players presents a musical journey from romantic Germany to passionate Argentina with Mendelssohn and Piazzolla, two of the greatest and most popular composers of their time and place. Hamburg-born, Berlin-raised and trained, the well-traveled Mendelssohn was well-received throughout Europe as a composer, conductor and soloist. Then follow Piazzolla to Buenos Aires as he traces the history of the Argentinian tango through the 20th century in Histoire du Tango, with the Chamber Players making stops in 1930 and 1960. Also included in the program is a brief trip to Vienna with Fritz Kreisler's Miniature Viennese March.

Sunday, February 11: Mix-Tape Romance

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players present a Valentine's Day show celebrating the journey of a relationship through varying musical genres. Selections range from pop hits "Mad World," "In My Life" and "Creep" to Gershwin's melancholic "Someone to Watch Over Me," and from traditional classics by Haydn, Schumann and Shostakovich to the haunting "Viola Zombie" by contemporary composer Michael Daugherty.

Sunday, March 18: Kings, Queens and Rebels

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players present well-known tunes with a classical twist in a collection of covers arranged by Chicago Philharmonic's own Benton Wedge. With classical versions of works that range from pop, rock, chamber music, film score and Bollywood, this concert features the kings and queens of classical music, including the "Game of Thrones" theme song, Queen's legendary "Bohemian Rhapsody," the "Imperial March" from Star Wars and more.

Melanie Fiona

Wednesday, February 7; 9:30 p.m. - 2nd Show Added by Popular Demand!

Wednesday, February 7; 7:00 p.m.- Previously Announced

$35/$38/$42/$45

Even before the release of her debut album The Bridge in 2009, Toronto native Melanie Fiona was on the road to success. Beginning in 2008, Fiona joined Kanye West on his "Glow in the Dark" tour and received early attention from Jay-Z, securing her management by Roc-Nation. Several songs from The Bridge earned Fiona critical acclaim, including "It Kills Me" which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for 10 weeks and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Her second album, MF Life, was released in 2012 and earned two Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for the song "Fool for You" with CeeLo Green. Fiona is currently working on her third album, Awake.

Hip Hop Yoga Warriors and Mimosas

Saturday, March 3; 1:45 p.m. - 2nd Class Added by Popular Demand!

Saturday, March 3; 11:00 a.m. - Previously Announced

$25 - ticket includes class & 1 complimentary mimosa

Enjoy a 75-minute energizing flow led by yoga instructor Jaimee Ratliff, all set to your favorite hip hop tunes by a live DJ. Mimosas will be served after class and wellness goodies will be raffled to attendees. Ratliff is a certified yoga teacher, writer, world traveler and passionate advocate for living a life she loves. Her classes offer a fun, challenging vinyasa power flow for students of all levels, shapes, colors and sizes. Ratliff wholeheartedly believes that yoga is for everyone. Off the mat, she can be found exploring the world, and working earnestly to cultivate the same peace, contentment, and balance she experiences on the mat, out in everyday life.

Chicago Tap Theatre Presents Sweet Tap Chicago

Sunday, March 11; 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

$40

Chicago Tap Theatre is a vibrant dance company with a unique mission to preserve the quintessentially American dance form of tap and to take tap to the next level of creativity and innovation. With Sweet Tap Chicago, Chicago Tap Theatre brings tap dance back to one of its historical roots, the jazz club. The Company, along with Music Director Kurt Schweitz, will perform all-new jazz and tap interpretations to music from or inspired by the city of Chicago and the musicians associated with it, including Herbie Hancock, Ministry, Smashing Pumpkins and more.

Berlin featuring Terri Nunn

Thursday, April 12

$28/$35/$38/$42

Los Angeles-based synth pop group Berlin, founded by bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboard player David Diamond, made its first national impression with the provocative single "Sex (I'm A...)" from the gold-selling debut EP "Pleasure Victim" in 1982. The group was filled out by guitarist Rick Olsen, keyboard player Matt Reid, and drummer Rob Brill. Berlin's first full-length LP was "The Gold Love Life" in 1984. In 1985, the group was pared down to a trio of Crawford, Nunn, and Brill. Berlin topped the charts in 1986 with the single "Take My Breath Away," the love theme from the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.

Jimmy Webb with Robin Spielberg

Friday, April 13

$28/$35/$38/$45

Jimmy Webb is an American songwriter, composer and singer. Since his first platinum hit "The Worst That Could Happen," Webb has had numerous hits including "Up, Up and Away," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "All I Know" and "MacArthur Park," and has also become a leader and mentor in the industry as a champion for songwriters.

Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration. In 2016 Rolling Stone Magazine listed Webb as one of the top 50 songwriters of all time, and he is the youngest person ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Whether playing familiar songs for the holidays, or celebrating the glory days of summer and romance, Robin Spielberg's concerts always intertwine musical performance with stories that inspire, enlighten and make us laugh. With an impressive tour schedule and hundreds of thousands of recordings sold, she has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with her compelling melodies and sensitive piano techniques since debuting her first recording of original solos for piano, "Heal of the Hand". Named to the prestigious Steinway Artist Roster, Spielberg has sold one million CDs making her one of America's most popular contemporary female pianists/composers.

Whose Live Anyway

Tuesday, April 17

$35/$45/$55/$65

Featuring cast members from the critically-acclaimed CW comedy series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" including Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Second City Alum Joel Murray, this completely improvised 90-minute show of games, scenes and songs promises to tickle not only the funny bone, but every bone in the body. Audience members are invited to bring suggestion and they might be asked to join the cast onstage.

Suzanne Vega - Performing Solitude Standing & 99.9 °F in Full

Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6

$45/$48/$55/$58

Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Vega's neo-folk style ushered in a new female, acoustic, folk-pop singer-songwriter movement that would include the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin and Indigo Girls. At City Winery Chicago, she will perform her albums "Solitude Standing" and "99.9 °F" in full.

Glen Phillips

Sunday, May 13

$22/$25/$28/$30

Glen Phillips is lead singer/songwriter for alt-rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket and has been a member of numerous other projects, including Mutual Admiration Society, Plover and Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). In addition to touring his solo projects, he also teaches and consults in the art of songwriting, production and the business of independent music. Phillips has released four studio albums to date, the most recent of which, "Swallowed By the New", was released in October 2016.

City Winery Chicago also announces DJ David Sabat will open for Tortured Soul on Feb. 8.

All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8 p.m., unless noted.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on January 11 at noon. Only members of City Winery Chicago's signature VinoFile program have access to ticket sales today in addition to receiving: a waiver of ticket service fees; free valet parking; Restaurant Loyalty Rewards, such as a free pair of VIP concert tickets for every $500 spent on food & beverage in the restaurant; exclusive membership-only events; and access to the proprietary City Winery Virtual Sommelier, which helps make suggestions for wines one might enjoy based on past consumption at the venue.

Opened in 2012, City Winery Chicago is a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, the 1911 building has been transformed into a contemporary 33,000 square foot haven for those passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. The décor evokes the romance of being in wine country, from the exposed stainless steel fermenting tanks and French oak barrels, to the aroma of fermenting grapes. Chicago's only fully operation winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 92-point 2015 Verna's Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir. With more than 400 unique producers from around the world City Winery is recognized with 2014 and 2015 Best of Awards of Excellence "for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world" by Wine Spectator. The globally inspired, locally sourced, wine-focused food menu is conceived for pairing and sharing. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable "listening room" experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery's commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Virgin Hotels Chicago is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit www.citywinery.com.


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