Appalachian Concerto: Kruger Brothers and Kontras Quartet

The Kruger Brothers teamed up with the Kontras Quartet on January 9th, 2018, at the Athenaeum Theatre for an evening of collaborative classical and folk music. Composed in 2010, the Appalachian Concerto is a work for banjo, bass, guitar, and string quartet. It was composed in the form of a classical concerto, and was written to reflect the cultural history of …

Flutist Demarre McGill Performs a “Rigoletto” Fantasy

Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, flutist Demarre McGill is acclaimed for his “richly saturated tone, spirited technique and expressive warmth” and has quickly become one of the most sought-after flutists of his generation. He enjoys an active career as a leading soloist, recitalist, artistic director and chamber musician. McGill performs Wilhelm Popp’s Rigoletto Fantasy for Flute and Piano …

Civitas Ensemble at Rush Hour Concert Series

Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral in Chicago were founded by Deborah Sobol in 2000. The series aims to reinvent the traditional classical music concert format by presenting short, high-quality chamber music performances in an intimate and informal setting. Each free 30-minute concert is performed by world-class musicians from Chicago ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of …

Civic Orchestra of Chicago Performs Bartók

Founded in 1919, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago has trained thousands of the nation’s finest emerging professional musicians while presenting free concerts at Symphony Center and in schools and other neighborhood venues throughout the Chicago area. On January 21, 2017, the Civic Orchestra was led by Rossen Milanov in Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

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