Performance Calendar: 2017-18 Season

 

Season Opener

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL
A program exploring Russian influences on French composers.

With Weijiing Wang, viola

  • Francis Poulenc ~ Clarinet Sonata
  • Maurice Ravel ~ Duo for violin and cello
  • Guillaume Connesson ~ Adams Variations
  • Camille Saint-Säens ~ Piano Quartet in B flat Major

Tickets are available online. Early bird tickets are $20 until September 15. General Admission tickets are $30.

Student tickets are free with RSVP.

Valparaiso Residency Performance

Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Duesenberg Recital Hall, 1509 Chapel Dr., Valparaiso University, IN

With Weijiing Wang, viola

  • Francis Poulenc ~ Clarinet Sonata
  • Maurice Ravel ~ Duo for violin and cello
  • Guillaume Connesson ~ Adams Variations
  • Camille Saint-Säens ~ Piano Quartet in B flat Major

Entrance is free to the public.

Civitas at The Driehaus Museum:

The French Connection, Music and Posters of the Belle Epoque

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm, Doors open at 6 pm
The Driehaus Museum, 40 E Erie St., Chicago, IL 60611
A program of music and conversation with the museum’s curator, Catherine Shotick.  The current L”Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters exhibit continues until January, 2018. Attendees may view he exhibit before the concert.

  • Francis Poulenc ~ Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
    • Allegra tristamente (Allegretto – Très calme – Tempo allegretto)
    • Romanza (Trés calme)
    • Allegro con fuoco (Très animé)
  • Maurice Ravel ~ Gaspard de la Nuit, No. 3, “Scarbo”
  • Guillaume Connesson ~ Adams Variations
  • Antonín Dvořák ~ Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, B. 166, “Dumky Trio”

$50 tickets are available online. Discounted tickets are available with museum membership.

Winter Concert 1: “Czech Mates”

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2 pm
SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
An evening of Czech and Romanian chamber music presented in collaboration with Dempster St. Pro Musica. Both ensembles were founded by and include members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Additional repertoire to be announced. 

  • Bedřich Smetena – From My Homeland
  • Bohuslav Martinů – Film en Miniature, arr. Cliff Colnot
  • Leoš Janáček ~ Mladi
  • Antonín Dvořák ~ Piano Trio #4 (Dumky)

General Admission is $40. Come early if you would like cabaret table seating.  Doors open at 1:30 pm.

Tickets available online.

Winter Concert 2

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Mary L. Galvin Hall, 70 Arts Circle Dr., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Chinese and Chinese-American Music featuring music by Tan Dun and Pulitzer Prize winner Zhou Long
Guest artists: Yao Chen (composer), Lan Weiwei (pipa),
Vadim Karpinos (percussion), Emma Gerstein (flute, piccolo)

General Admission is $8 and students $5.

Tickets available online.


China Rises: Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber at the AIC Series

March 4, 2018 at 2 pm
Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.

Using ancient instruments and musical traditions, four living Chinese composers connect the past to the contemporary. Tan Dun’s Triple Resurrection features the main theme from his acclaimed score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Tibetan goddess Tara, able to manifest in a rainbow of colors, comes alive in green, gold, blue, red and white in Emanations of Tara. Zhou Long’s The Five Elements represents Chinese philosophies ruled by earth, fire, water, metal and wood, while Huang Ruo’s Divergence features a spoken Chinese poem from the Song Dynasty. Stay after the concert to learn more about Chinese history as told through its Bronze Age culture. Composer Yoa Chen and Lan Weiwei (pipa), of Beijing, will join the ensemble, along with guest artists Vadim Karpinos (percussion), and Emma Gerstein (flute, piccolo).

  • Tan Dun ~ Triple Resurrection Sonata
  • Yao Chen ~ Emanations of Tara
  • Huang Ruo ~ Divergence
  • Zhou Long ~ Five Elements

Tickets available online.

Valparaiso Residency Performance

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2 pm
Duesenberg Recital Hall, 1509 Chapel Dr., Valparaiso University, IN
An all-Debussy program to honor the 100th Anniversary of his death.

Entrance is free to the public.

Spring Finale Concert

Sunday, May 27 2018 at 3 pm
Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL
A celebration of beloved French music with Carnival of the Animals!

Guest artists to be announced.

Reception to follow immediately in Foreman Hall.

Tickets are available now online. Early bird tickets are $20 until May 11, 2018. General Admission tickets are $30. Student tickets are free with RSVP.

 
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