July 17 – July 21, 2023

July 21, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Chicago Master Singers

Mon, 7/17 — Chicago Symphony Orchestra BrassPhoto source: https://cso.org/performances/22-23/scp-specials/chicago-symphony-orchestra-brass/

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section has long been known for its matchless brilliance and spectacular power, contributing to the ensemble’s legendary and distinctive “Chicago Sound.” With its rich brass sonorities complemented by virtuosic wind and string playing, the music making of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues to elicit worldwide admiration.

Music of Giovanni Gabrieli

Tues, 7/18 — Chicago Master Singers

Established in 1979, Chicago Master Singers is a chorus of 90 volunteer singers from Chicago and suburban communities. The ensemble’s repertoire includes great choral works and new works by living composers. The chorus has received international acclaim, touring extensively throughout Europe for the past 30 years.


Cantate Domino by John Rutter

Wed, 7/19 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Grant Park Music Festival Vocal FellowsSoprano Taylor Mackenzie Adams, Mezzo-soprano Miya Higashiyama, Tenor Eric Botto, and Baritone Anthony Pilcher

The Grant Park Music Festival String and Vocal Fellowship is a unique training opportunity for emerging artists aimed at increasing diversity and guiding young professionals toward successful careers in music. Each year outstanding young musicians are selected by the Festival to rehearse and perform within the ranks of the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus.

Music of Johannes Brahms, Margaret Bonds, Leonard Bernstein, and more

Thurs, 7/20 — Classical Music Chicago’s Rush Hour ConcertsPhoto source: https://classicalmusicchicago.org/ourprograms/rushhourconcerts

The Rush Hour Concert series brings free, world-class chamber music to audiences throughout the summer at St. James Cathedral. On July 11, 2023, flutist Gabriela Vargas, hornist David Cooper, and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang presented the program “Scenes and Souvenirs.”


Scènes de la forêt by Mel Bonis

Fri, 7/21 — Helen CallusPhoto source: https://www.helencallus.com/press-kit

Helen Callus, hailed as “one of the world’s greatest violists” (American Record Guide) and “a violist of the highest caliber” (Strings magazine), continues to captivate audiences with her lyrical tone, technical command, and profound artistry. She currently holds the appointment of Professor of Viola in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.

Music of Rebecca Clarke