Chicago Music and Arts Events for Summer 2024

Summer arts riches — from open air concerts to music legends passing through our great city.

Chicago Music and Arts Events for AAPI Heritage Month

Performances to honor the rich diversity of AAPI musical and arts traditions.

Bruckner’s Seventh & Guo’s Riyue Mountain

Guo Wenjing’s Passacaglia for Orchestra is a work inspired by prehistoric rock paintings in ancient caves on Riyue Mountain.

Zhao & Mahler in Beijing

Violinist Ning Feng performs Zhao Jiping’s beautiful violin concerto with the National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra in a performance led by Lü Jia.

Parker Van Ostrand, piano

Pianist Parker Van Ostrand performs works by J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wang Jianzhong, and Maurice Ravel.

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Pipa virtuoso Li Jia’s performs the concerto Little Sisters of the Grassland.

Chicago Music and Arts Events for Lunar New Year

In Chicago, festivities abound in the weeks surrounding the dawning Year of the Dragon.

Who Got Next? Vol. II: Asian Composers of the 21st Century

In this episode of Sounds Classical, LaRob and Kristina showcase the composers “who got next!” Showcasing a playlist of their favorite composers who have been active in the last 20 years, evolving the genre as we know it, including Reena Esmail, Chen Yi, Vijay Iyer, and Viet Cuong!

UChicago Presents Unveils 2023-24 Season

Featuring classical, contemporary, jazz, world music, and performing arts events.

Celebrating Asian American Heritage in Chicago: 13 Events for May!

The umbrella of Asian American Pacific Islander — or AAPI — heritage covers a vast range of cultures, making for a huge variety in the types of events hosted all around the city.