HANDEL & EGGS and More Set for Chamber Players Fall Season at City Winery

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) return to City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago) for a three-concert series in fall 2016.

On October 9, "Different Folks" explores folk music and its rich intersections with classical and jazz. November 20's "Handel & Eggs" is a classical music brunch with works by Handel, Bach, Mozart, and more. And "St. Nick in Shades II" sees the return of Cheryl Wilson, Jim Gailloreto, and Jeremy Kahn in a jazz holiday program.

Concert information is as follows:

Different Folks
Music from the Roots on Out
Sunday, October 9, 2016, Noon

Nick Mazzarella, Saxophone
Jeff Yang, Violin
Tom Vaitsas, Piano
Christian Dillingham, Bass
Jeremy Cunningham, Drums

Handel & Eggs
A Classical Music Brunch
Sunday, November 20, 2016, Noon

Deb Stevenson, Oboe
Thomas Yang, Violin
Rose Armbrust Griffin, Violin
Steven Houser, Cello

St. Nick in Shades II
Jazz Takes on Holiday Favorites
Sunday, December 18, 2016, Noon

Cheryl Wilson, Voice
Jim Gailloreto, Woodwinds
Jeremy Kahn, Piano

The Chicago Philharmonic Society has been presenting its cp2 City Winery Series since fall 2014, with wide-ranging programs envisioned by the Society's musician members. The most recent iteration of the series, in spring 2016, included Valentine's Day, jazz, and children's concerts.

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is a collaboration of over 200 of the highest-level classical musicians performing in the Chicago metropolitan area. Governed under a groundbreaking structure of musician leadership, the Society presents concerts at venues throughout the Chicago area that cover the full spectrum of classical music, from Bach to Britten and beyond. The Society's orchestra, known simply as the Chicago Philharmonic, has been called "one of the country's finest symphonic orchestras" (Chicago Tribune), and its unique chamber music ensembles, which perform as the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2), draw from its vast pool of versatile musicians. The Society's outreach programs connect Chicago-area youth to classical music and provide performance opportunities for members of the community.

Founded 26 years ago by principal musicians from the Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Philharmonic currently serves as the official orchestra of the Joffrey Ballet, continues its decades-long association with the Ravinia Festival, and presents symphonic concerts in Chicago's North Shore region and, since May 2016, at the Harris Theater.

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