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

2020-21 Concert Series

We are proud to present our 2020-21 concert series. Never has the need for live music felt more essential to our shared humanity! Experience the highest standards of artistic excellence as we return to the stage with wonderful programs from a wide variety of composers. We are proud to have Jim Stephenson on board as our new Composer-in-Residence! Join us to rediscover how amazing live music feels.

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!

  • SCHUBERT'S BELOVED TROUT         June 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM                     June 26, 2021 at 7:30 PM - LIVESTREAM                           

RSVPs are required for all concerts, and seating is limited. Reserve your seat by clicking after each date listed below or watch livestreams on YouTube and Facebook.           

​Join us in person or live-stream from your home as we safely and artistically create LIVE MUSICAL MAGIC. Registration is currently open for the March concert. Reserve your seat by clicking after the date listed below.

Our COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

  • Cleaned and sanitized venues

  • Seating six feet apart 

  • Limited attendance

  • Registration required, before or onsite

  • Face covering required

  • No intermissions

  • Only non-wind instruments performed live

  • Performances livestreamed, when possible

For the safety of our community, concerts are subject to cancellation. For the latest information, check back here.

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

EMOTIVE INSPIRATION WITH
PRODIGIOUS BRILLIANCE
Friday, October 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM
 
St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St Chicago, IL 60640


Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM

 

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

Camille Saint-Saëns – Trio No. 2, Op. 92 in E Minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano (36')

Robert Schumann – Six Canonic Études for Piano Trio, Op. 56 (18')

The prodigious Camille Saint-Saëns displays great craft and inspiration across five movements with this brilliant and emotional composition for two strings and piano. Schumann’s Études run the gamut of emotion, from loneliness to romance. A perfect musical experience for our times.

CHRISTMAS CHESTNUTS TO CHERISH

Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM

 

 

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

 

What better way to celebrate the season than with live chamber music! Hear a variety of lively and lovely favorite Christmas songs arranged for piano trio. A sure way to lift your spirits.

Do you hear what I hear? Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, celebrate the season with the International Chamber Artists’ holiday program – Christmas Chestnuts to Cherish. 

 

This livestream concert will feature Yuletide favorites, beloved carols, and Swingin’ Nutcracker selections to make your season bright. Join us on Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 PM, for a livestreamed piano trio concert from The Church of the Holy Spirit. Tune in at www.ICAmusic.org at 7:25 PM.

 

The program features Jocelyn Butler and Patrick Godon along with guest violinist Melissa White performing chamber arrangements of cherished Christmas carols, including "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "O Holy Night", plus pop versions of holiday crowd pleasers, capped off by a Swingin’ Nutcracker – arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet by ICA’s acclaimed Composer-in-Residence James M. Stephenson.

 

Gather the whole family for a fun-filled evening of holiday cheer – welcoming winter, the arrival of Santa and Frosty the Snowman, and a white Christmas.   

PERFECT BALANCE REQUIRED

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM

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

Gabriel Fauré – Piano Quintet No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 89 (33’)
James M. Stephenson, ICA Composer-in-Residence – String Quartet (20’)

A masterpiece of refined expression, Fauré’s Piano Quintet No. 1 offers a perfect sense of balance. ICA is proud to announce its new Composer-in-Residence, James M. Stephenson. His brilliant String Quartet depicts a cycling trip from Oregon to South Carolina, complete with a surprise birthday present for his wife to-be.

 

NEW VISION: ENGLAND'S FOLKSONG FANATIC

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 7:30 PM

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

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 7:30 PM

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

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Piano Quintet in C Minor (28’) 

Reinhold Glière – 8 Pieces for Violin & Bass, Op. 39 (16’) 

Robert Schumann – Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 (9’) 

Ludwig van Beethoven – Duet in E-flat Major with Two Obbligato Eyeglasses 

                                                    for Viola & Cello, WoO 32 (9’) 

SCHUBERT'S BELOVED TROUT

Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM

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

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 7:30 PM

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

Franz Schubert – Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “The Trout” (40’) 

Astor Piazzolla – Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (25’) 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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