July 24 – July 28, 2023

July 28, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Rachel Barton Pine (Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

Mon, 7/24 — DePaul Wind EnsemblePhoto source: https://events.depaul.edu/event/depaul_wind_symphony_feb_2023?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=DePaul+University

The DePaul Wind Ensemble consists of thirty student musicians who perform repertoire of the highest quality by outstanding composers. Instrumentation is flexible and depends upon the needs of a piece. The Wind Ensemble’s repertoire has been selected to showcase a wide range of works – from 18th-century octets to contemporary pieces.


Three Fanfare Preludes by Pierre-Max Dubois

Tues, 7/25 — Rachel Barton PinePhoto source: https://rachelbartonpine.com/gallery/live-performance/

Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills international audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music.


Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat, K. 207 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wed, 7/26 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Mackenzie Brauns and Lillia WoolschlagerMackenzie Brauns, bassoon & Lillia Woolschlager, piano

Bassoonist Mackenzie Brauns is an active performer throughout the Midwest and beyond. She is a Fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Lillia Woolschlager is a pianist and oboist in the Chicago area. As a freelance musician and teaching artist, she has played with various groups including the Civic Orchestra and Northbrook Symphony.

Music of Paul Jeanjean, Amanda Harberg, and Heitor Villa-Lobos

Thurs, 7/27 — Classical Music Chicago’s Rush Hour ConcertsPhoto source: https://classicalmusicchicago.org/ourprograms/rushhourconcerts

The Rush Hour Concert Series is a weekly free series held at St. James Cathedral on Tuesday evenings during the summer. Musicians from the Grant Park Orchestra and Music Festival String Fellows performed on June 18, 2023.


Underground Railroad by Xavier Foley
Grant Park Music Festival String Fellows

Fri, 7/28 — Denis AzabagićPhoto source: https://www.azabagic.com/about.html

Highly praised by the international press, guitarist Denis Azabagić performs concerts around the world, maintaining a balance between his solo recitals, chamber music with the Cavatina Duo and Fandango Quartet, as well as engagements as soloist with orchestras.


Sonatina meridional by Manuel Ponce