UChicago Presents Unveils 2023-24 Season

By Keegan Morris |

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Isidore String Quartet

Isidore String Quartet

The University of Chicago Presents has announced its 80th anniversary season. Balancing jazz, classical, contemporary, and world music, and performance arts events, the season runs from September 2023 through May 2024.

The classical music series heralds performances by Ukrainian pianist Vadym Khjolodenko, British cellist Natalie Clein, the Isidore Quartet, the Schumann Quartet, and more across seven performances. Musicians from the CSO will make appearances in October and April. The season is also punctuated by two recitals by the university music department’s ensemble in residence, the Pacifica Quartet.

The early music series will welcome pipe organist Alcee Chris III as well as chamber ensembles Le Consort and Lyracle. And in a multi-show run presented in conjunction with the Court Theatre, Eighth Blackbird perform David Lang’s singular composition as explanation, which combines chamber music and the writing of Gertrude Stein. The season also offers focuses on contemporary composition, interdisciplinary performances, jazz concerts, plus a recital on the traditional Chinese instrument guzheng, the up-tempo Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness from South Africa, and a world premiere by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy.

For more information, visit chicagopresents.uchicago.edu.