May 20 – May 24, 2024

May 24, 2024, 12:00 pm

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Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet poses at dusk in front of the Chicago skyline
Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet

Mon, 5/20 — Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet

Established in 2011, Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet is committed to the performance of high quality chamber music – unbounded by style or instrumentation – that showcases the unique capabilities and versatility of the clarinet family.


Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn

Tues, 5/21 — Aznavoorian Duo

Cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Marta Aznavoorian, each a renowned soloist and chamber musician in her own right, together celebrate the sounds of their ancestral homeland on Gems from Armenia.


Aria and Dance by Arno Babajanian

Wed, 5/22 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Mackenzie MelemedMackenzie Melemed, piano

Recipient of the 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant, American pianist Mackenzie Melemed’s international career continues to flourish. Melemed is consistently lauded as a consummate solo artist, a remarkably sensitive chamber musician, and first-class soloist with orchestra.


Music of Amy Beach, Robert Schumann, and Igor Stravinsky

Thurs, 5/23 — Camerata Chicago

Founded in 2003, Camerata Chicago is a chamber orchestra equally at home in intimate settings as well as in larger chamber music venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse chamber orchestral repertoire that includes newly commissioned works.


Finale from Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World by Antonín Dvořák

Fri, 5/24 — Chicago Youth Symphony OrchestraChicago Youth Symphony Orchestra performing on stage

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to inspire and cultivate personal excellence through music. After more than 75 years of music-making, CYSO continues to shape generations of young leaders and musicians.


Of Paradise and Light by Augusta Read Thomas