Enjoy Mozart quintets performed by the Luminesce Quintet during a special afternoon (3 to 5pm) of chamber music for Highland Park Strings donors. Contact hpstrings.org for tickets and information to become a donor. The Luminesce Quintet will be joined by cellist Larry Block for a Brahms sextet.
Saturday, April 8th, 7:30pm & Sunday, April 9th at 3pm
Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center
Nora Williams will be performing on violin in the orchestra.
Join us in the Ossia studio for a meet and greet during the monthly 2nd Fridays event sponsored by the Chicago Cultural Mile, 5:00 to 8:30 pm. For a complete list of Fine Arts Building studios that will also be open, click here. For $18 parking (normally $35), click here.
Beethoven 7th Symphony and the Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello will make this a delightful afternoon. Tickets: $40 (847) 831-3622
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.
Come see if you'd like to join the emerging musicians at Ossia Musical Forum in the Spring Chamber Music Session. We will be reading potential repertoire, comparing schedules for possible rehearsal times and having fun! RSVP to email@example.com with name, instrument.
There will be a Performance Make-up Seminar on Thursday, Jan 26th, 6-7:30pm, featuring a Cat Eye Look at the Ossia Musical Forum studio. This is a complimentary event and includes a swag bag with a free Mary Kay product!
Come hear students of Ossia Musical Forum perform solos, duos, trios and quartets. Celebrate the diversity of music that is available to us all. 3:30 to 4:30 in Suite 412 of the Fine Arts Building. Free Admission.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Saint-Saens and Schubert
3pm | Free Admission | Highland Park High School | 433 Vine Avenue
sponsored by First Bank of Highland Park
Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22
Kimberly Han, Piano
No. 9 in C Major, D, 944 (the "Great")
Highland Park Strings
(Nora Williams joins the orchestra for this event)
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.
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
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.
Stop by the Ossia Musical Forum Studio for our Monthly Music Salon to network with other musicians and creatives. Bring your instrument and participate in a chamber reading session!
Experience rare live performances at Ravinia on Thursday, June 30th at 2pm by Donald Weilerstein, violin and Friday, July 8th at 2pm by Atar Arad, viola.
Join us to sample repertoire for the Ossia Summer Chamber Session June through September. Strings and winds welcome to attend! Bring repertoire you are interested in performing and make new musical friends! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and instrument to participate in this enriching forum.
Join Quintet Luminesce for Mozart and Brahms Viola quintets and let your Sunday afternoon be drenched in beauty.
Come and hear Ossia Students perform solo and chamber works. Haydn, Vivaldi, Dvorak and Barber! Their evolution is beautiful. Starts at noon in the beautiful Suite 412 in the Fine Arts Building.
20th Annual Ceremony and Dedication of the General John A. Logan Monument
The Chicago Cultural Mile Association is honored to host the Annual Ceremony and Dedication of the General John A. Logan Monument, which has been taking place since 1996. This Memorial Day wreath laying and monument rededication commemorates those who died serving our country.
Please join us for the event on Monday, May 30th, 2016 from 11am to 12pm at the Logan Monument located in Grant Park at Michigan Avenue and 9th Street.
The event is followed by a 12:30 pm luncheon in the Crystal Ballroom at the Blackstone Hotel at 636 South Michigan Avenue.
If you’re interested in purchasing tickets for the luncheon ($45 each – cash bar), please contact Sharene Shariatzadeh, CCMA Executive Director, at email@example.com or call (312) 332-9000 x 8223.
experience the subtle magic of the spring equinox and journey
through darkness to light at this unique blend of classical music
and modern dance featuring string quartet repertoire by Haydn,
Schubert, Borodin, Lili Boulanger + Chicago composer Robert Arends
Ossia Musical Forum presents a collaborative show featuring
Red Riding Hood String Quartet + RAredanceWork
at Constellation Chicago, 3111 North Western Avenue
free general admission
$25 VIP tickets include preferred seating + appetizers
for tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (312) 399-1857
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event is limited to ages 18 and over
this show is part of the Classical Revolution event series
Open Chamber Music reading session to pick repertoire for the Spring Chamber Session, starting Feb 4, 2016. Optional for returning chamber session players; highly recommended for new players. Prerequisite: ability to sight-read. 3-5pm
These small group classes, taught by Andrew McCann, are an excellent way for musicians to get an introduction to the Alexander Technique and how it can help their playing. There is room for up to 4 participants per session.
These classes will help musicians to:
- become conscious of their movement and postural habits that may be hampering their playing.
- develop ease in posture, breath and voice.
- ground their instrumental technique in an understanding of whole body movement.
- stop the cycle of frustration, pain and injury.
- develop greater sense of poise and confidence as they prepare to perform.
Each session is 4 weeks long and the fee includes both the four 1.5 hour classes and one hour-long private lesson (scheduled separately in Andersonville). Violinists and violists will have an opportunity to experiment with their chin rest and shoulder rest set up.
Fee: 215.00 for 4 classes + bonus private lesson (scheduled at Andrew's Andersonville location)
Session 1: Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9; 5:30-7pm
Session 2: Feb 16, 23, Mar 1, 8; 5:30-7pm
Register here: http://www.alexanderand.com/alexander-music-classes
Andrew has been an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique since 2003. In summer 2016, Andrew will return for his third summer running the Alexander Technique program for the Music in the Mountains Conservatory, a festival for high school and college-age musicians. He has assisted in the training of Alexander teachers at ATTiC (Alexander Teacher Training in Chicago), an AmSAT-certified training course under head-of-training, Daria Okugawa. Andrew has taught workshops and classes at the University of Chicago, Roosevelt University, DePaul University, Wheaton College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Richmond University, Florida State University, and the Tainan National University of the Arts, in Tainan, Taiwan. He trained with world-reknowned teachers Joan and Alexander Murray.
As a violinist, Andrew has performed with eighth blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble, dal niente, Spektral Quartet, New Millennium Orchestra, International Chamber Artists, and Contempo. He has appeared as a backup musician in concert with Mary J Blige, Mark Antonio-Solis, and Jay-Z, and with Susan Boyle on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has been principal violin in productions at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writer's Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, and Broadway in Chicago. He holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His principle teachers include Lee Snyder, Gregory Fulkerson, Jorja Fleezanis, and Sherban Lupu.
Interharmony Information Session
Join us for our Winter Solo and Chamber Music Recital in the historic Fine Arts Building, Suite 412. Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Puccini
2pm, Admission Free
Mozart, Stamitz Haydn "Farewell Symphony"
Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL
3pm, Free Admission
Join Nora Williams and Liz Stein in and informal evening playing repertoire from the chamber music literature and the chance to view and play fine string instruments on exhibition. Light refreshments served. RSVP to email@example.com with name and instrument you will be playing.