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Classical & Contemporary Concert Picks, Mar. 4 - Mar. 10

Mon, 3/4/2013 - 10:00am — Margaret Sutherlin
Mar 4, 2013



Third Coast, Fifth House, Baroque Band, Spketral Quartet
March 8, 9, 13 Baroque Band

Celebrate Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli in “La Dolce Vita”. 2013 is the 300th year since the composer’s death. Featuring works by Corelli, Locatelli, and Geminiani. Locations vary by date, Tickets $35 adults/$15 students.



Classical & Contemporary Picks Feb. 25-March 3

Mon, 2/25/2013 - 10:00am — Margaret Sutherlin
Feb 25, 2013


Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ralph Shapey

Feb. 25, Chicago Chamber Musicians

Joined by renowned Finnish conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Chamber Musicians play a concert of Ravel & Stravinsky. Don’t miss the pre-concert discussion with Salonen. At Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute, Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., $35 Tickets


Classical & Contemporary Concert Picks: Feb. 18-24

Mon, 2/18/2013 - 10:00am — Margaret Sutherlin
Feb 18, 2013



Dame Myra Hess Concert

Join pianist Winston Choi and violinist Brenden Conway on your lunch break Wednesday for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. At Chicago Cultural Center Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.; Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 12:15 p.m.; Free Admission;


Classical/Contemporary Concert Picks Feb. 11-17

Mon, 2/11/2013 - 10:00am — Margaret Sutherlin
Feb 11, 2013


Pacifica Quartet, Jeff Yang, Haymarket Opera

Pacifica Quartet

The Pacifica Quartet performs a special concert featuring pieces by Smetana and Beethoven. At the Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston; Saturday Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Tickets $30;

Access Contemporary Music & Palomar Ensemble


Jeff Yang & Palomar featured performers in ACM event

Thu, 2/7/2013 - 1:00pm — Margaret Sutherlin
Feb 7, 2013


In a small space in Ravenswood, a lot of waves are being made in the Chicago music community. At Access Contemporary Music, a natural first step is getting audiences comfortable with music beyond Mozart, with unusual concerts and education, but also supporting musicians and composers of the new music vein.

“We really want people to take away an updated idea of what [classical] is,” said Access Contemporary Music, executive director Seth Boustead. “This concert, we hope, brings that awareness that there’s something happening here down in Ravenswood.”