Mon, 6/19 — Classical Music Chicago’s Rush Hour Concerts
Now a beloved summer tradition, the series brings free, world-class chamber music to Chicago on Tuesdays during the evening rush hour at St. James Cathedral. The 2023 season opener featured “A Night of Firsts” with violinists Lei Hou and Matous Michal, violist Larry Neuman, cellist Karen Basrak, and pianist Victor Santiago Asunción.
Piano Quintet, Op. 1 by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Tues, 6/20 — Bella Voce
Bella Voce enriches Chicago’s rich cultural tapestry through intimate, moving performances of early music and the music of our time. Since 1983, the vocal ensemble has enchanted audiences with historically informed presentations of fascinating choral and chamber works, whether well-known, rare, or new.
A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms
Wed, 6/21 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Olivia Boen and Shannon McGinnis
With her “full-bodied, sparkling tone” (Cleveland Classical), soprano Olivia Boen has performed a wide variety of repertoire both on stage and in the recital hall. Pianist Shannon McGinnis has been recognized for her partnerships with some of the brightest stars in the classical vocal music world.
Music of Josephine Lang, Benjamin Britten, Ottorino Respighi, and Giacomo Puccini
Thurs, 6/22 — Camerata Chicago
Founded in 2003, Camerata Chicago is a chamber orchestra equally at home in intimate settings as well as in larger venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse chamber orchestral repertoire that includes newly commissioned works.
Suite for Strings by John Rutter
Fri, 6/23 — Live from WFMT Encore: Sebastian Knauer
On March 27, 2023, pianist Sebastian Knauer played an engaging recital featuring alternating repertoire by two tremendous and highly esteemed composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Michael Nyman.