March 18 – March 22, 2024

March 22, 2024, 12:00 pm

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Lincoln Trio
Lincoln Trio

Mon, 3/18 — Brandon AckerBrandon Acker, plucking at a guitar, stands in the bright sunlight with the Chicago skyline in the background

Brandon Acker is a classical guitarist and specialist on early plucked instruments such as the baroque guitar, theorbo, lute, and archlute. His latest passion has been to run his successful YouTube channel which now has over 481,000 subscribers and 40 million views. His channel provides educational content about historical lutes and guitars, guitar tutorials, and performance videos.


Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert

Tues, 3/19 — Lincoln Trio

The celebrated Chicago-based Lincoln Trio—made up of violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe, and pianist Marta Aznavoorian—takes its name from their home, the land of Lincoln. The trio, formed in 2003, has been praised for its polished presentations of well-known chamber works and its ability to forge new paths with contemporary repertoire.


Círculo by Joaquín Turina

Wed, 3/20 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Ilya ShmuklerIlya Shmukler, piano

Pianist Ilya Shmukler has made solo appearances in Europe and North America and has performed with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, and Sendai Philharmonic. He is a laureate of many international piano competitions.

Music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, and Igor Stravinsky

Thurs, 3/21 — Haymarket Opera CompanyA scene from Haymarket's L'amant anonyme

Haymarket Opera Company contributes to the diverse and culturally vibrant artistic community of Chicago and the Midwest through the presentation of historically informed opera and oratorio from the 17th and 18th centuries, including many Chicago and U.S. premieres.


L’amant anonyme by Joseph Bologne

Fri, 3/22 — Chicago Chorale

Chicago Chorale enriches the lives of those in the community by broadening awareness of and deepening emotional connection to great choral music. The ensemble gives sensitive and thought-provoking performances of a diverse choral repertoire, from well-loved works to overlooked masterpieces to newly commissioned pieces.


Mass for Double Chorus by Frank Martin