I am so excited to be playing viola for this concert! Please note that I get two half price tickets for either concert. Contact the box office directly at (630) 942-8000 and let them know that I am in the orchestra to get the discount. Also — student ticket prices are available for $10. — Nora Williams
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
Highland Park High School
Free Admission, 3 pm
Susan Merdinger will perform the lyrical and virtuosic Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky on piano, and the Highland Park Strings will add the Polonaise from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and the Spring Symphony of Schumann.
Chamber Music Performance
Join us on Friday evening, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, for a reading of Terry Riley's minimalist piece, In C. This event is free and open to the public to attend.
If you're an instrumentalist or vocalist and would like to participate in the 45 minute performance, RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org for sheet music and instructions.
String Technique Workshop
Join fellow chamber musicians this summer as we focus on string technique practice in bucolic Three Oaks Michigan this summer! We’re also offering a mini retreat on Saturday, August 4th. Click here to apply, or contact Nora to learn more. Click here for the itinerary
World Class Musicians
The entire Strings/Piano festival is enriching, so consider attending the entire session from June 28th through July 21st. Contact me if you are interested in joining me for: Masterclass, Friday, July 6th, 2 pm, Paul Katz, cello and Piano and Strings Concert XI, Friday, July 20th, 2 pm.
Join us as the Fine Arts Building opens its doors to the public on the Second Friday of the month! Violinist Claire Stroger will be performing Bach Double Concerto and Massenet’s Meditation from ThaÏs from 5:30 to 6. There will be additional informal chamber music from 6:30 to 8.
Chamber Music Trio
This month’s Open Studio Salon features a Trio Rehearsal for violin, viola and cello, a great opportunity to experience live chamber music! We are open from 5:30 to 9pm. My adult students will present on open rehearsal of Beethoven's String Trio in E flat major from 6:30 to 8pm. From 8 to 9pm we are adding a flutist to make it a quartet!
This month's Fine Arts Building Open Studio coincides with our Spotlight event. We welcome Larry Simon, a piano coach who's been working with Ossia Musical Forum for years. He is also an art photographer; see his work at larrysimonphotographer.com.
Learn more about Larry Simon's Piano Coaching by clicking here.
Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia
Sponsored by The Negaunee Foundation
3 pm – $40 General Admission
For tickets call 847.831.3622
Chaconne in G minor for Violin
Timothy Chooi, Violin
Tzigane for Violin
Timothy Chooi, Violin
Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Nikki Chooi, Violin
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
“Richly expressive and technically assured” – Calgary Herald
“Vigorous and colorful” – New York Times
Meet my student, Carol Kyros-Walker at our Open Studio Salon this Friday at the 2nd Friday Fine Arts Building Studios Event. Read about her musical influences in our interview here.
Friday, January 12th, 6 to 8pm
The Fine Arts Building
410 South Michigan Avenue, Studio 927
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them (or you) will ever forget. The beloved family classic includes the songs I Gotta Crow, I Won’t Grow Up,I’m Flying and Neverland.
With 26-piece orchestra
Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 2 pm
Tuesday, December 26 at 2 pm*
Wednesday, December 27 at 2 pm*
Friday, December 29 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 30 at 2* & 8 pm
Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) at 2 & 8 pm
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2 pm
* = Meet the cast after the matinees on December 26, 27 and 30
Tickets start at $34
Age 25 and younger 1/2 price (suitable for 6 and older)
Or call (847) 920-5360
Highland Park Strings
Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5
Galina Sakhnovskaya, Soprano
Concerto No. 5 for Piano
in E-flat Major, Op. 73
( the “Emperor”)
Mikhail Yanovitsky, Piano
Symphony No. 1 in
C Major, Op. 21
“Particularly striking was the sound: big without brutality, rich but always clear in focus”
– New York Times
"Yanovitsky will become one of the great piano talents of our time"
– Duluth News-Tribune
“Galina possesses a most glorious soprano voice…a great singer and performer.”
– John Shirley-Quirk, Baltimore, MD
See Gypsy with Nora Williams on viola in the 25-piece orchestra at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. Half price tickets are available for the following dates:
Saturday, August 19th, 8pm press opening
Sunday, August 20th, 2pm
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2pm
Thursday, August 24th, 2pm
Friday, August 25th, 8pm
Click here to order tickets online or call (847) 920-5360 to order. Use coupon code rose to get half off the price of your tickets for the above dates (discount code is valid for advance tickets on the above dates only).