International Chamber Artists (ICA) is pleased to announce its 2017-18 concert series. The events survey a wide range of chamber works, including classic chamber masterpieces, contemporary American composers, a special family concert, and a world premiere commission.

All ICA concerts are free, with a recommended $15 donation to support the non-profit organization and continue brining chamber music to our community. 

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International Chamber Artists

2017-18 Concert Series 

We are proud to present our 2017-18 concert series. The season presents a total of 10 concerts, surveying a wide range of chamber works, including classic chamber masterpieces, contemporary American composers, a special family concert, and a world premiere commission.

All concerts are free of charge, with a suggested $15 donation to ICA. Your support helps us continue bringing beautiful chamber music to our community!

Following each ICA concert, audience members are invited to mingle and join the performers at a buffet dinner hosted by Ranalli’s of Andersonville (1512 W. Berwyn, Chicago). The meal is $15 per person, including soft drinks and gratuity. 

PHANTASY
Brazilian & European Flavors

Sunday, September 10 at 3:00 PM
Belden Stratford, 2300 N. Lincoln Park W. 

Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina

Johannes Brahms – Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40
Benjamin Britten – Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2
Charles Koechlin – Trois Pièces, Op. 34 bis
Heitor Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6, for Flute and Bassoon

What better way to begin this concert’s fantastical theme than with a work by the celebrated cosmopolitan composer Hector Villa-Lobos and his Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6? On this program, Britten’s landmark Phantasy Quartet is the must hear. Johannes Brahms’s horn trio is one of his early compositional gems, and you won’t want to miss Charles Koechlin’s charming Trois Pièces.

 

PIANO-RAMIC
An American in Chicago

Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 PM
Belden Stratford, 2300 N. Lincoln Park W. 

Sunday, November 12 at 4:00 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina

Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (String Ensemble arr. by Sergio Godinez and Patrick Godon)

Antonín Dvořák – String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, American 


This panoramic tour de force begins with none other than the composer Antonin Dvořák. Each measure of his “American” Quartet is both delightful and irresistible. Like Dvořák, Grieg also blended local flavors into his compositions. ICA’s Artistic Director, Patrick Godon, will take this piano-ramic program to new vistas with Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor.

FAMILY CONCERT
Take Me Out to the Ball Game 

Saturday, February 3 at 10 AM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina

 

This family-friendly event features the ICA Brass Quintet playing music made famous from sports!

PSYCHÉ 
The Pyrénées Connection

Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina

Monday, March 12 from 8:00-10:00 PM 

ICA on 98.7 WFMT - including a special repeat performance of Wolf's Moon by Patrick Godon

André Caplet – Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano

André Jolivet – Chant de Linos, for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp

Manuel de Falla – Psyché, for Soprano, Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp

Earl Kim – Now and Then, for Soprano, Flute, Viola, and Harp

French poetry inspired Manuel de Falla’s Psyché, while André Jolivet’s Chant de Linos goes in search of music’s “original ancient meaning.” French composer André Caplet wrote his Quintet in 1899, shortly after the inauguration of his brilliant conducting career in 1896. This lovely program finishes with Earl Kim’s gratifying Now and Then.

PÄRT•Y 
Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein

Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 PM

Belden Stratford, 2300 N. Lincoln Park W. 

Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina

Libby Larsen – Four on the Floor, for Violin, Cello, Bass, and Piano

Frank Proto – Trio for Violin, Viola, and Bass

Leonard Bernstein – Piano Trio 

Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel, for Cello and Piano

Arvo Pärt effectively begins this concert’s “pärty” with a work that has been described as “iconic.” Meanwhile, Frank Proto celebrates American musicians in his Trio for Violin, Viola, and Bass, and in American composer Libby Larsen’s own words, Four on the Floor “is inspired by boogie-woogie.” ICA’s dance card would not be complete without Leonard Bernstein’s magnificent Piano Trio, a tribute to 100 years!

PATRIOT
Letters from WWI

Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 PM 
Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 Michigan Avenue

Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 PM 
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina

Sunday, June 10 - THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION AT THE BELDEN STRATFORD

Belden Stratford, 2300 N. Lincoln Park W. 

Vincent D’Indy – Piano Quintet, Op. 81

Brian BaxterHo sentito di una terra distante*

     *ICA COMMISSION: Based on a WW1 Soldier’s Diary

Eric Ewazen – Colchester Fantasy for Brass Quintet

Anthony DiLorenzo – Fire Dance for Brass Quintet

At 100 years since the end of WWI, ICA commissions Brian Baxter to write a historic composition based on an evocative soldier’s diary. Eric Ewazen’s Colchester Fantasy joins forces with Anthony DiLorenzo’s Fire Dance, brass quintets full of theatrical flair and energy. Finally, you will find a timeless treasure in Vincent d’Indy’s Piano Quintet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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UPCOMING
CONCERTS

SEPT 2019

Violist Extraordinaire

NOV 2019

Monumental Russian Masterpiece

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