Classical, Festivals, Music

Preview: Thirsty Ears Classical Street Festival Airs This Weekend

The fourth annual Thirsty Ears Festival 2019, Chicago’s only street fair centered on classical music, takes place this Saturday and Sunday on Wilson between Hermitage and Ravenswood. Hosted by Access […]

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Preview: North Shore Chamber Music Festival Starts this Wednesday

This Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, the 9th annual North Shore Chamber Music Festival will place in Northbrook with a wide ranging program of classical music standards and a contemporary work […]

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Review: Jupiter String Quartet is Masterful at the Northwestern Winter Chamber Music Festival

  The third and final weekend of the 2019 Northwestern Winter Chamber Music Festival opened in a marvelous way as the Jupiter String Quartet gave masterful performances of two titans […]

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Preview: Major Organ Work to be Premiered This Saturday

Thomas Winthrop Stevens

Queen of Angels Church in Lincoln Square will be the setting for a concert featuring piano and organ music by Chicago composer/pianist Thomas Winthrop Stevens this Saturday evening, October 27, […]

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Preview: Grant Park Music Festival Opens on Wednesday

The Grant Park Festival  begins its 19th season with Artistic Director Carlos Kalmar at the helm this Wednesday with a program that includes the Grant Park Chorus and baritone Dashon […]

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Preview: The First Impromptu Fest of Contemporary Music Starts this Thursday

Aficionados of contemporary music are in for a treat the next two weekends when the first-ever Impromptu Fest opens this Thursday at the Chopin Theater. Inspired by the Ear Taxi […]

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Classical, Festivals, Music

Northwestern Winter Chamber Music Festival Opened Strong Last Weekend

The annual Northwestern Winter Chamber Music Festival got off to a great start over the weekend with two young quartets, both hailing from outside of the United States, offering superb […]

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Art & Museums, Classical, Museum, Music

Civitas Ensemble and Driehaus Museum Combine Chamber Music with French Posters

Continuing its emphasis on French composers and their milieu, the Civitas Ensemble on Tuesday night teamed up with the Driehaus Museum, which is presently showing an exhibit of commercial art […]

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Preview: Contemporary Classical Music Takes Center Stage at the Ear Taxi Festival

An underappreciated facet of Chicago’s rich cultural offerings goes on display next week when the first-ever, multi-day festival devoted to contemporary classical art music begins. For six days–October 5-10–the Ear […]

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Preview: Chicago Sinfonietta Goes Unhinged with the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Opening its 2016-17 season in a wild and exuberant fashion, conductor Mei-Ann Chen and the Chicago Sinfonietta present Unhinged, an evening featuring the ersatz histrionics of the Anderson & Roe […]

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Preview: Classical Music Hits the Streets in the First Thirsty Ears Festival

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The latest manifestation of Chicago’s well-documented cultural phenomenon of partying in the streets is the Thirsty Ears Street Festival, Chicago’s first and only street fair devoted to classical music. Hosted […]

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Preview: 28th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

The repertoire for piano duo is very rich, but performances can be rather rare. The Music Institute of Chicago has been remedying this situation with its annual Chicago Duo Piano […]

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