March 25 – March 29, 2024

March 29, 2024, 12:00 pm

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Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago (Photo: John Cahill Photography)

Mon, 3/25 — David McGillphoto source:

David McGill, professor of bassoon at Northwestern University since 2014, previously served as principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 17 years. He also served as principal bassoonist of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Tulsa Philharmonic.


Bassoon Sonata by Camille Saint-Saëns

Tues, 3/26 — Avalon String Quartet

The Avalon String Quartet has been concertizing throughout the United States and abroad since 1995 and was described by the Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you — ears, mind, and spirit — into its music.”


Serenade by Leo Sowerby

Wed, 3/27 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: David Caplan and Rick FergusonDavid Caplan, Cello and Rick Ferguson, Piano

Hailing from Skokie, Illinois, cellist David Caplan recently completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan. As a member of Quartet Bellezza, Caplan won the junior division gold medal at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Pianist Rick Ferguson has performed chamber music, solo, and concerto repertoire in the United States and Europe.

Music of Louise Farrenc and Ludwig van Beethoven

Thurs, 3/28 — Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

As the smallest and most select of Northwestern University’s wind ensembles, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents a diverse repertoire of well-known masterworks and contemporary compositions. Under the direction of Mallory Thompson, the ensemble has participated in dozens of commissioning consortia and presented numerous world premieres


Festmusik der Stadt Wien by Richard Strauss

Fri, 3/29 — Bella Voce SinfoniaEnsemble Bella Voce Sinfonia poses in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with their instruments.

In 2018, Bella Voce formed its own period-instrument orchestra, the Sinfonia, to advance its mission and artistic vision. The Sinfonia regularly performs alongside the Bella Voce Chorus in historically-informed performances, in addition to orchestral performances.


Flute Sonata in G by Georg Philipp Telemann