July 31 – August 4, 2023

August 4, 2023, 12:00 pm

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St. James Cathedral (Photo: Eric Allix Rogers)

Mon, 7/31 — Newberry Consort

The Newberry Consort brings together singers and instrumentalists of the highest caliber to create historically informed performances of music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and beyond. They inspire audiences, musicians, and scholars by providing a window into earlier times and diverse cultures.


Dixit Dominus by Fabián Peréz Ximeno

Tues, 8/1 — Stephen BuzardPhoto source: https://www.stephenbuzard.com/

Stephen Buzard is one of the leading organists of his generation, serving as Director of Music at historic St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago. His playing is both thoughtful and heartfelt, dazzling audiences with his technique and engaging programming.


Du bist die Ruh’ by Franz Schubert

Wed, 8/2 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Shelby Yamin and Lillia WoolschlagerShelby Yamin, violin and Lillia Woolschlager, piano

Violinist Shelby Yamin brings signature vivacity to performances across the globe and is equally adept on modern and baroque violin. Lillia Woolschlager is a pianist and oboist in the Chicago area, playing with various groups including the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Northbrook Symphony, Fifth Wave Collective, and Wisconsin Philharmonic.

Music of Amy Beach, Marie Jaëll, Ingeborg von Bronsart, Cécile Chaminade, and Clara Schumann

Thurs, 8/3 — James Giles

In an eclectic repertoire encompassing the solo and chamber music literatures, pianist James Giles is equally at home in the standard repertoire as in the music of our time. He is the Piano Program Coordinator and Director of Music Performance Graduate Studies at Northwestern University.


Suite R-B by Stephen Hough

Fri, 8/4 — Classical Music Chicago’s Rush Hour ConcertsPhoto source: https://classicalmusicchicago.org/ourprograms/rushhourconcerts

Ars Musica Chicago is dedicated to presenting historically informed performances of musical works from the Middle Ages through the early Classical Period. The ensemble performed on July 25, 2023, in the Rush Hour Concerts.


Violin Sonata in A major by George Frideric Handel
Ars Musica Chicago