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

2018-19 Concert Series 

We are proud to present our 2018-19 concert series. The season surveys 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!

  • DEBUSSY DANCES
    Feb. 24, 2019 at 4 PM 
    March 4, 2019 at 8 PM on 98.7 WFMT    March 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM (Tickets required for this concert, see below)

  • DANCING BRASS SEXTET
    April 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM                        April 7, 2019 at 4 PM

  • RITE OF SPRING
    June 2, 2019 at 4 PM                                    June 9, 2019 at 4 PM

Additional performances to be announced. Check back for more information.  

 

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. 

JAZZ BALLET FOR 6 INSTRUMENTS

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 5 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St.

Bohuslav Martinů – La Revue de Cuisine (The Kitchen Revue)

Anton Arensky – String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35 (29’)

Sergei Prokofiev – Overture on Hebrew Themes (10’)
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BENEFIT CONCERT

Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3 to 6 PM
Chicago Symphony Center Club, 208 S. Michigan Ave.

Ticket-reservations are needed for this event.

Learn more about our annual fundraiser.

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DANCING ROMANI RONDO

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4 PM

Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 4 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St.

Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 (40’) 
Michael Daugherty – Firecracker (1991) (13')
Georges Bizet, arr. by François Borne – Carmen Fantaisie for Flute and Piano

Andre Previn – Two Remembrances (I. A Love Song, II. Lyric) (7’) (November 11 only)

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¡OLÉ! – FAMILY CONCERT
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10 AM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St.

 

This family-friendly event features the ICA Brass Quintet playing music with a Latin-American theme. 

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DEBUSSY DANCES

FEATURING MARGUERITE LYNN WILLIAMS, HARP

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St.

Monday, March 4 from 8 to 10 PM on 98.7 WFMT

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Northwestern University, Galvin Hall

Tickets required for this concert, click here to buy: $8 for Adults, $5 for Students

Ferdinand Ries – Sextet, Op. 142 (20’) 
Claude Debussy – Dances (11’)

Arnold Bax – Harp Quintet (1919) (15’)

Camille Saint-Saëns – Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124 (15’)

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DANCING BRASS SEXTET

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 4 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St.

Oskar Böhme – Sextet, Op. 30 (17’)
Malcolm Arnold – Brass Quintet No. 1, Op. 73 (13’)

Jules Demersseman and Felix Charles Berthelemy, arr. by Andras Adorjan – Guillaume Tell ["William tell"] duo brilliant (11’)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Quartet in D for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 285 (14’)

According to a letter that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote to his father, he was so delighted to receive a commission to write his Quartet in D, K. 285, that it took him just over a week to complete the entire work. The infectious melodies of Giacomo Rossini’s Guillaume Tell inspire Jules Dermersseman and Felix Charles Berthelemy’s reorchestration of the original opera into a chamber work. Dueling trumpets, blistering virtuosity, and Latin jazz are just a few of the musical intrigues in Malcom Arnold’s Brass Quintet, while Oscar Böhme’s Sextet has been called a “virtual symphony for brass.”

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RITE OF SPRING

FEATURING KEITH BUNCKE, BASSOON and the

CHICAGO URBAN DANCE COLLECTIVE

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 4 PM

Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Igor Stravinsky, NEW arr. by Cliff Colnot – The Rite of Spring (34’)

François Devienne (1759-1803) – Quartet in C Major, Op. 73 No. 1 (17')

Charles Koechlin – Sonate, Op. 71 (9') 

Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) – L’Invitation au voyage* (7’) *Note: June 9th only

This French tour begins with Chabrier’s L’invitation au voyage (*Note: June 9th only), a work inspired by the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. Colorful timbres resound in François Devienne’s Quartet, which features three strings and one bassoon. And a new arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring captures all of the elements that make this classic work still shocking today, 105 years after its riotous premiere in 1913. ICA is joined by the Chicago Urban Dance Collective for this rousing season finale.

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UPCOMING
CONCERTS

SEPT 2019

Violist Extraordinaire

NOV 2019

Monumental Russian Masterpiece

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