June 19 – June 23, 2023

June 23, 2023, 12:00 pm

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St. James Cathedral (Photo: Craig Sinclair)

Mon, 6/19 — Classical Music Chicago’s Rush Hour ConcertsPhoto Sounce: https://classicalmusicchicago.org/ourprograms/rushhourconcerts

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 VoceBella Voce with artistic director Andrew Lewis

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 McGinnisOlivia Boen, soprano and Shannon McGinnis, piano

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 ChicagoPhoto Source: https://www.cameratachicago.org/about-us/

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 KnauerSebastian Knauer, piano

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.