The Emperor Concerto
Oct
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

The Emperor Concerto

Highland Park Strings
3pm
Free admission

VILLA-LOBOS
Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5
Galina Sakhnovskaya, Soprano
BEETHOVEN
Concerto No. 5 for Piano
in E-flat Major, Op. 73
( the “Emperor”)
Mikhail Yanovitsky, Piano
BEETHOVEN
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

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Gypsy
Aug
19
to Aug 27

Gypsy

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).

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Candide with Orchestra
Jun
3
to Jun 11

Candide with Orchestra

Candide
The Royal National Theatre Version
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Nora Williams, principal viola
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
In a new version by John Caird
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
With additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 4 at 2 pm
Wednesday, June 7 at 2 pm
Friday, June 9 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 10 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 11 at 2 pm

Tickets start at $34
Age 25 and younger 1/2 price (suitable for 12 and older)
Or call (847) 920-5360

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Dance and Romance
Feb
7
8:00am 8:00am

Dance and Romance

Friday, February 10, 2017
6:15 pm Pre-concert Lecture
7:30 pm Concert ­

The Auditorium at Bethel Church­ on Broadway, south of US 30 in Crown Point

Take a romantic journey around the world with these lively and lush musical Valentines. The overture to the comic opera Donna Diana adds a Spanish flare (by way of Canada) to the classic hijinks of lovers in denial. Travel down the Rhine with Siegfried and Brünnhilde as they hail their light-bringing love. The middle-eastern flare of the Gardens of Spain will be brought to life by popular pianist Yana Reznik. The cheerful and optimistic Bohemian Dvorák 8 will call us all to the dance.

Purchase tickets here.

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Die Fledermaus
Dec
26
to Jan 1

Die Fledermaus

Music by Johann Strauss, Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée, with 30-piece orchestra, including Nora Williams, second chair viola.

It’s Johann Strauss’ ode to champagne and indiscretion, filled with melodies you’ll instant recognize. Husband and wife meet at a party neither is supposed to be attending — and he unwittingly woos his disguised mate!

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All (Mostly) Strings
Dec
11
3:00pm 3:00pm

All (Mostly) Strings

Join Nora Williams, principal viola for the Highland Park Strings at 3pm | Highland Park High School | 433 Vine Avenue | Free Admission | 

For this Holiday Concert, The Highland Park Strings return to its core repertoire of music written for string orchestra (only oboes and horns are added for the Haydn). Featured as soloist is John-Henry Crawford, 22-year-old cellist from Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Holiday Party
Dec
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Holiday Party

Join Nora Williams at the Ossia Musical Forum Studio this Friday, December 9th in the Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 927, for our Monthly Music Salon to network with other musicians and creatives. There will be informal performances between 5 and 9pm, focusing on string quartets. Feel free to bring your instrument and participate in our chamber reading session! The Salon is open, but we love RSVPs too.

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Mahler 5
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Mahler 5

Nora Williams joins the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Friday, October 28th at 7:30 in the evening (with a 6:15 pre-concert talk) for Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 and Mahler Symphony No. 5 at Bethel Church Auditorium in Crown Point, Indiana.

Mahler's colossal Fifth Symphony embraces an entire world of emotion and sound, from the opening trumpet solo of the heart rending funeral march to the tender and loving Adaietto, the most famous of Mahler's works. Performed by a large orchestra, Mahler's Fifth has been called a transformative experience. Chicago Symphony cellist Loren Brown joins the orchestra for Saint-Saëns' virtuosic Cello Concerto.

Concert Tickets range from $29 - $69. Students $10.

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Saint-Saens + Schubert
Oct
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Saint-Saens + Schubert

Saint-Saens and Schubert
3pm | Free Admission | Highland Park High School | 433 Vine Avenue
sponsored by First Bank of Highland Park

Saint-Saens
Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22
Kimberly Han, Piano

Schubert
No. 9 in C Major, D, 944 (the "Great")
Highland Park Strings
(Nora Williams joins the orchestra for this event)

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Viola Recital
Oct
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Viola Recital

On Thursday, October 13th, join Nora Williams on viola for An Evening of Intimate Viola Music at the Fine Arts Building in Suite 412. There will be a 6:30 reception, followed by a 7:30 concert. Ticket price is $35.

Featuring select works by J. S. Bach, York Bowen, Alan Schulman, Luigi Boccherini, and Robert Lombardo.

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Chamber Music Tryouts
Oct
2
2:30pm 2:30pm

Chamber Music Tryouts

Open reading session to try out for our Autumn Chamber Session Open for Strings, Winds and Piano. All ages welcome, ability to sight-read and chamber music experience helpful. Contact Nora Williams for more information. Fine Arts Building, Suite 927, Chicago 4-6pm

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Chamber Concert
Sep
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Chamber Concert

Come enjoy duos, trios and a quintet composed by Ossia Musical Forum student Sean White. An afternoon of musical delights! Telemann, Franz Behr, Dohnnayi, Rachmaninoff. Located in the Fine Arts Building, Suite 412 in Chicago at 1pm.

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