Chi Phil Chamber Players to Channel Spooky Season at City Winery

Chi Phil Chamber Players to Channel Spooky Season at City Winery

The Chi Phil Chamber Players are ready to serve up another season of innovative concerts at City Winery Chicago, starting with Día de los Muertos on October 29.

Audiences can enjoy delicious food and drinks in an intimate setting while taking a Day of the Dead-inspired journey through the music of Latin America.

This celebration of Chicago's rich and diverse Latin-American community features works by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez, Uruguayan-American composer Miguel de Aguila, Argentinian Astor Piazzolla, and Cuban-born American Paquito D'Rivera. From fiery tangos and the lyrical Danza de Mediodia (Noon Dance), to the "melancholy, whispered sadness" (James Reel) of Piazzolla's Oblivion and Aguila's dark depiction of death, both a joyful passion for life and the painful mourning of souls departed are experienced in this entertaining concert.

Doors open at 11am and brunch will be available for purchase before and during the performance.

Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead

Music of Latin America

October 29 2017, Noon

City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph Street)

Arturo Marquez Danza de Mediodia

Miguel del Aguila Quintet No. 2

(Back in Time; In Heaven; Under the Earth; and Far Away)

Astor Piazzolla Milonga sin Palabras; Oblivion; and Libertango

Paquito D'Rivera Aires Tropicales

Jennifer Clippert, flute

Erica Anderson, oboe

Barbara Drapcho, clarinet

Collin Anderson, bassoon

Jeremiah Frederick, horn

Día de los Muertos is the first of three concerts of the Chi Phil Chamber Players Fall 2017 Series at City Winery Chicago. For the first time, the Chicago Philharmonic is offering a Fall 2017 Chamber Music subscription.

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, 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 21-year association with the Ravinia Festival, and presents symphonic concerts in Chicago's North Shore region and Harris Theater Chicago.

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