January 8 – January 12, 2023

January 12, 2024, 12:00 pm

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Demarre McGill (Photo: Denver Rispel)

Mon, 1/8 — Constellation Men’s EnsembleMen's Constellation Ensemble (Photography by Carl Alexander & Janie Killips)

Constellation Men’s Ensemble is a Chicago-based vocal group dedicated to creating distinct performances in unique spaces, empowering the next generation of singers through educational engagement, and expanding the repertoire for men’s vocal music by commissioning new works from both emerging and established composers.


Home by Jeffrey Derus

Tues, 1/9 — Wendy Warner

Cellist Wendy Warner soared to international acclaim after winning the Rostropovich Cello Competition at age eighteen. Her career took off with concerts conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich and debuts in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Strings magazine hailed her “youthful, surging playing, natural stage presence, and almost frightening technique.”


Cello Concerto in C by Josef Mysliveček

Wed, 1/10 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: John BitoyA closeup of John Bitoy, lit in green and red, looking thoughtful

John Bitoy is a pianist and composer from Chicago, where he enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist and collaborative pianist. He is a passionate advocate for new music and an avid chamber musician.

Music of J.S. Bach, James Lee III, Maurice Ravel, and Margaret Bonds

Thurs, 1/11 — Jorge Federico OsorioJorge Federico Osorio

Recipient of the prestigious Medalla Bellas Artes, the highest honor granted by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts, Jorge Federico Osorio has been lauded throughout the world for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination, and deep passion.


Vals capricho by Ricardo Castro

Fri, 1/12 — Demarre McGillDemarre McGill, seated outside, smiles at the camera while holding the flute

Flutist Demarre McGill has gained international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, he has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Grant Park, and Baltimore symphony orchestras and, at age 15, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Fantaisie by Gabriel Fauré