Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Bring Jazz and Cutting Edge Classical to City Winery, 11/22

In the second concert of their fall 2015 City Winery series, the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) find their groove in a fusion of Nina Simone, jazz guitar, and cutting edge classical. One of cp2's most beloved string quartets adds soprano Adrienne Walker, guitarist Zvonimir Tot, and bassist Rob Kassinger for the afternoon's performance.

Currently with the national tour of DIRTY DANCING, Walker performs takes on a range of songs, from the bluesy Nina Simone to Gershwin's much-loved PORGY AND BESS. Jazz guitarist and UIC professor Zvonimir Tot makes his cp2 debut with a number of his own works, which showcase bassist Rob Kassinger, Tot himself, and the entire ensemble. The quartet and Kassinger also perform newer works by Alfred Schnittke and Chicago composer James Stephenson that feature imaginative rhythms and harmonies.

Doors at City Winery open at 11:00 A.M., and brunch will be available for purchase before and during the performance. Casual attire is encouraged.


Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Present
Feelin' Good: Grooving Music from Nina Simone, Zvonimir Tot, Gershwin & Beyond

November 22, 2015, Noon
City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607)

Adrienne Walker, Vocalist
Carmen Llop-Kassinger, Violin
Lisa Fako, Violin
Monica Reilly, Viola
Margaret Daly, Cello
Zvonimir Tot, Guitar
Rob Kassinger, Bass

Selections of Music by Nina Simone

Selections from PORGY AND BESS

Selections from the American Songbook

Alfred Schnittke - "Polka"

James Stevenson - "Strumba"

Zvonimir Tot - "Groove Me Wah"

Zvonimir Tot - "Aneri"

Zvonimir Tot - "Sarabande"

Tickets: $25 General Admission, Students $10. Available at

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