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

2019-20 Concert Series

We are proud to present our 2019-20 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!

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

 

Following each ICA concert at St. Gregory's, 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. 

VIOLIST EXTRAORDINAIRE

FEATURING YOUMING CHEN, VIOLA

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM

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

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 4 PM

St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St Chicago, IL 60640

Ransom Wilson – Chant d'Automne (4')

Ernst von Dohnányi – Serenade in C Major for String Trio, Op. 10 (21')

Maurice Duruflé – Prelude, Recitative, and Variations (13')

Ludwig van Beethoven – Serenade in D Major for Flute, Violin, and Viola, Op. 25 (23')

 

The violist Youming Chen takes the spotlight in ICA’s 2019–20 season opener, with diverse musical offerings including a little Beethovenian night music, diaphanous French sonorities, Hungarian serenades, and some good old-fashioned American “tree shredding.” You won’t want to miss it!
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BENEFIT CONCERT

Sunday, October 20, 2019 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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MONUMENTAL RUSSIAN MASTERPIECE

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 4 PM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60640

Sergei Taneyev – Quintet for Piano and Strings (42’) 
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 96 (30') 

A French violinist provides the surprising nineteenth-century connection to Russia in a stunning violin sonata by Beethoven, while the Russian legend Taneyev brilliantly combines virtuosity with architectonics in his Quintet for Piano and Strings.

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COMPOSE YOURSELF – FAMILY CONCERT 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2 PM

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

This program features an exciting piece by Chicago composer James M. Stephenson. Compose Yourself is a fast-paced, colorful way to get to know the musical instruments. Part of the program involves the audience composing a piece that the chamber ensemble then performs. This concert is appropriate for family members of all ages.

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WON'T BACH DOWN – FAMILY CONCERTS 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10 AM
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60640

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10 AM

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

This program is part of a three-year Bach, Beethoven, then Brahms project. This concert is appropriate for family members of all ages.

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BRASS & BEETHOVEN ARCHDUKE

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM

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

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM

St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60640

Monday, March 2, 2020 from 8 to 10 PM on 98.7 WFMT

Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, "Archduke" (45')
Tielman Susato, arr. by John Iveson and Urban Agnas – Dances for Brass Quintet (10’)

J.S. Bach, arr. by David Baldwin – Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552,

     "St. Anne," for Brass Quintet (14')

Come and hear how Renaissance folks learned how to let loose at a dance party in an updated and lively brass arrangement, followed by an equally colorful arrangement of a Bach prelude and fugue, and then settle in for one of Beethoven’s masterpieces: his celebrated “Archduke” piano trio.

Also for WFMT Performance:

Maurice Duruflé Prelude, Recitative, and Variations (13')

Ludwig van Beethoven – Serenade in D Major for Flute, Violin, and Viola, Op. 25 (23')

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STRAUSS FOUR LAST SONGS

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4 PM

St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St.​ Chicago, IL 60640

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4 PM

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

Richard Strauss, NEW arr. by Cliff Colnot Four Last Songs (23') 

Gwyneth Walker Three Songs on Poetry of E. E. Cummings (8'30")

Ludwig van Beethoven – Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, Op. 16 (27')

Joseph Suk Elegie, Op. 23 (5')

This concert is a musical potpourri of offerings, from a legendary Czech lament based upon an epic poem, to a Beethoven quintet that pays homage to Mozart, to three songs based on the poetry of e.e. cummings, to the stunning and hauntingly beautiful conclusion in one of Strauss’s last works about the end of days.

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PICTURES AT A CHAMBER MUSIC EXHIBITION

FEATURING VISUAL ARTISTS

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 4 PM
Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 4 PM

St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St.​ Chicago, IL 60640

Modeste Mussorgsky, NEW arr. by Cliff Colnot Pictures from an Exhibition (35')

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sextet in E-flat Major for Two Horns and Strings, Op. 81b (17')

Libby Larsen Black Birds, Red Hills: A Portrait of Six Paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe (9') 

Evocative pictures come to life in this concert in the form of music inspired by art and the outdoors. Opening with music inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, the ICA musicians will then transport you to Beethoven’s sound depictions of the nineteenth-century hunt and the fanfare, dramatically concluding in a new brass arrangement of a time-honored exposition from Mussorgsky.

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UPCOMING
CONCERTS

SEPT 2019

Violist Extraordinaire

NOV 2019

Monumental Russian Masterpiece

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