December 4 – December 8, 2023

December 8, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Violinist Hilary Hahn, framed by flowers, gazes at her violin in front of a burnt orange wall
Hilary Hahn (Photo: OJ Slaughter)

Mon, 12/4 — Chanticleerphoto source:

The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker and is known worldwide as “an orchestra of voices” for its extensive repertoire and dazzling virtuosity.


Traditional French and Spanish Carols

Tues, 12/5 — Third Coast PercussionThird Coast Percussion poses with percussion instruments and mallets in front of a yellow-green background

For nearly twenty years, Chicago-based Third Coast Percussion has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion.


Aguas da Amazonia by Philip Glass

Wed, 12/6 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Julia Yang and Mika SasakiJulia Yang, Cello, and Mika Sasaki, Piano

Praised for “her sense of joyful virtuosity” (South Florida Classical Review), Julia Yang is a courageous and soulful cellist, multi-faceted performer, and founding member of the Merz Trio. Pianist Mika Sasaki enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator.

Music of Thomas Adès, Shih-Hui Chen, and Frédéric Chopin

Thurs, 12/7 — Hilary HahnHilary Hahn

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn melds expressive musicality and technical expertise with a diverse repertoire guided by artistic curiosity. Since 2021, Hahn has been the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Artist-in-Residence.


Carmen Fantasy by Pablo de Sarasate

Fri, 12/8 — Bella VoceBella Voce with artistic director Andrew Lewis

Bella Voce presents unique, disciplined choral performances to live audiences in the Chicago area, earning recognition as a leading ensemble within early music and historical performance practices.


Traditional Christmas Carols