Music Institute of Chicago Announces Holiday Events

Music Institute of Chicago Announces Holiday Events

The Music Institute of Chicago welcomes the holiday season and the new year with a series of events for Chicago-area music lovers of all ages. Except where noted, events offer FREE admission and take place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.

Academy Chamber Music Concert
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.: performances by students in the Music Institute's Academy for gifted pre-college musicians

Family Program: Duke It Out!
Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.: adaptation of The Nutcracker, curated by Dance Chicago, that pairs the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite, performed by Axiom Brass and Music Institute Ensemble-in-Residence Quintet Attacca and several Chicago-area dance companies. $7 general admission

Master Class: Euclid Quartet
Saturday, December 10, 6:15 p.m. (public may observe)
Thoresen Performance Center, Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road

Music Institute of Chicago Chorale: "Curtains Up!"
Sunday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.: The Chorale's 30th anniversary seasons opens with a program of music for the stage, opera, and musical theatre, in collaboration with the Chicago Children's Choir ensembles from Rogers Park and Humboldt Park. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students,

NEW Around Town Series
Music of Harold Arlen: Heidi Kettenring, vocals; Jeremy Kahn, piano
Monday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.

Double Monk: Jeremy Kahn and Steve Millon, pianos
Monday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.

Community Music School recitals, concerts, and special events
Holiday Sing-Along!
Friday, December 2, 6 p.m.
Lake Forest Campus, 40 East Old Mill Road

Adult Student Recital
Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m.

Holiday Sing-Along! with Dorothy-Jean Lloyd Voice Studio
Sunday, December 4 @ 2 p.m.
Dickinson Hall, Lake Forest Campus, 100 East Old Mill Road

Community Symphony Concert
Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.

New Horizons Band Concert
Thursday, December 15 1 p.m.

Keyboard Departmental Recitals
Sunday, December 18, 2-5 p.m.

Louise Chan and Friends
Thursday, January 5, 7:30 p.m.
Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road

String Departmental Recital
Sunday, January 8, 2 p.m.

Chamber Music Concerts
Sunday, January 15, 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 21, 6-8 p.m.

Preludio Orchestra Concert
Saturday, January 21, 12:30 p.m.

Winds, Brass & Percussion Departmental Recital
Sunday, January 29, 6:30 p.m.

Music Institute of Chicago
The Music Institute of Chicago is dedicated to transforming lives through music education. Founded in 1931, the Music Institute has grown to become one of the largest and most respected community music schools in the nation. Offering musical excellence built on the strength of its distinguished faculty, commitment to quality, and breadth of programs and services, the Music Institute is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Pre-collegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS). Each year, the Music Institute's teachers reach thousands of students of all ages and levels of experience. Music Institute locations include Chicago, Evanston, Winnetka, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, and Downers Grove. In addition, the Music Institute is proud of its longstanding partnership with the Chicago Public Schools through its Arts Link program. The Music Institute offers lessons and classes, and concerts through its Community Music School, Academy, and Nichols Concert Hall.

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