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
2021-22 Concert Series:
MUSIC IN PICTURES

We are proud to present our 2021-22 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 fantastic 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!

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​Join us in person or live-stream from your home as we safely and artistically create LIVE MUSICAL MAGIC. 

Our COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

  • Cleaned and sanitized venues

  • Face covering required

  • Performances livestreamed, when possible

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

AMERICANA
Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 PM
Lake Bluff Gazebo, 60044
 
Join the ICA Brass Quintet for a fun outdoor concert at the Lake Bluff, IL Gazebo. Music of the roaring 20's, Porgy & Bess, West Side Story, Harold Arlen, and other favorites! The amazing performers are Sarah Carrillo and Wes Skidgel, trumpets; Oto Carrillo, horn; Chelsea French, trombone; and Sean Whitaker, tuba. Great music awaits!
 
 
ICA STEINWAY SOIREE
Friday, October 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM

The Godon Residence, 17 Thorntree Ln, Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Johannes Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38, I. Allegro moderato (12')

Anton Webern – Langsamer Satz (9')

Joseph Suk – Elegie, Op. 23 (5')

Sign up for a new ICA concert endeavor, “ICA Steinway Soiree,” an intimate house concert at the Godon’s beautiful new Lake Bluff home featuring Patrick and ICA musicians. This will be an extremely limited event (20 people) and will provide an incredible chance to hear these world class musicians in a casual, intimate environment. Delectable heavy appetizers are on the menu, along with an exquisite dessert, and wine. $125 per person.

MASTERFUL BRAHMS
FEATURING NEW ICA VIOLINIST AZUSA TASHIRO
Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM

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

Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (40')

Anton Webern – Langsamer Satz (9')

Joseph Suk – Elegie, Op. 23 (5')

 

This marvelous program includes the masterful Brahms Piano Quintet. Hear the mingling of many moods: majesty, serenity, tension, foreboding, anger, and joy. Webern's Langsamer Satz is an early tonal work and is lusciously scored for string quartet.

ICA STEINWAY SOIREE
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM

The Godon Residence, 17 Thorntree Ln, Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Robert Schumann – Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63 (32') 

Holiday music, including: Greensleeves, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.

 

Sign up for a new ICA concert endeavor, “ICA Steinway Soiree,” an intimate house concert at the Godon’s beautiful new Lake Bluff home featuring Patrick and ICA musicians. This will be an extremely limited event (20 people) and will provide an incredible chance to hear these world class musicians in a casual, intimate environment. Delectable heavy appetizers are on the menu, along with an exquisite dessert, and wine. $125 per person.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM

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

 

Robert Schumann – Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63 (32') 

Holiday music, including: Greensleeves, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.

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.

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, celebrate the season with the International Chamber Artists’ holiday program, Home for the Holidays. 

The program features Azusa Tashiro, Patrick Godon, and guest cellist Melissa Bach performing chamber arrangements of cherished Christmas carols, capped off by Robert Schumann's Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor. 

 

Gather the whole family for a fun-filled evening of holiday cheer – welcoming winter, the arrival of Santa, and being Home for the Holidays.   

FAMILY CONCERT

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 10 AM

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

Johannes Brahms, NEW arr. by Cliff Colnot – Symphony themes & Haydn Variations  

This program is part of a three-year Bach, Beethoven, then Brahms project presented by the ICA Brass Quintet and sponsored by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation. This concert is appropriate for family members of all ages.

ICA STEINWAY SOIREE
Friday, March 11, 2022 at 6:00 PM

The Godon Residence, 17 Thorntree Ln, Lake Bluff, IL 60044

PROGRAM TBA

 

Sign up for a new ICA concert endeavor, “ICA Steinway Soiree,” an intimate house concert at the Godon’s beautiful new Lake Bluff home featuring Patrick and ICA musicians. This will be an extremely limited event (20 people) and will provide an incredible chance to hear these world class musicians in a casual, intimate environment. Delectable heavy appetizers are on the menu, along with an exquisite dessert, and wine. $125 per person.

FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:30 PM

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

Ernest Chausson – Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30 (38') 

André Lafosse – Suite Impromptu (11') for Brass Quintet 

Paul Dukas – Fanfare from La Peri (2') for Brass Quintet 

Jacques Casterede – Serenade from Sonatine (2'30") for Bass Saxhorn (Tuba) and Piano 

Jean Françaix – Sonatine (12') for Trumpet and Piano 

Viva la France!

ICA STEINWAY SOIREE
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 6:00 PM

The Godon Residence, 17 Thorntree Ln, Lake Bluff, IL 60044

PROGRAM TBA

Sign up for a new ICA concert endeavor, “ICA Steinway Soiree,” an intimate house concert at the Godon’s beautiful new Lake Bluff home featuring Patrick and ICA musicians. This will be an extremely limited event (20 people) and will provide an incredible chance to hear these world class musicians in a casual, intimate environment. Delectable heavy appetizers are on the menu, along with an exquisite dessert, and wine. $125 per person.

PICTURES AT A CHAMBER MUSIC EXHIBITION
FEATURING VISUAL ARTISTS

Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 4:00 PM
The Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

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

James M. Stephenson, ICA Composer-in-Residence – Artfelt (9') for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano 

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 Stephenson's sound depictions of Sandy Miller's artwork, dramatically concluding in a new chamber orchestra arrangement of a time-honored exposition from Mussorgsky.

ICA STEINWAY SOIREE
Friday, June 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM

The Godon Residence, 17 Thorntree Ln, Lake Bluff, IL 60044

PROGRAM TBA

Sign up for a new ICA concert endeavor, “ICA Steinway Soiree,” an intimate house concert at the Godon’s beautiful new Lake Bluff home featuring Patrick and ICA musicians. This will be an extremely limited event (20 people) and will provide an incredible chance to hear these world class musicians in a casual, intimate environment. Delectable heavy appetizers are on the menu, along with an exquisite dessert, and wine. $125 per person.

OPERA NIGHT WITH ICA & JIM STEPHENSON
Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM

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

James M. Stephenson, ICA Composer-in-Residence – Various arias arranged for Soprano & Chamber Ensemble 

Program to include Puccini, Bizet, and more!

BENEFIT CONCERT

Date TBD from 4 to 7 PM
The Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Ticket-reservations are needed for this event.

Learn more about our past annual fundraiser here.

Our annual benefit this year moves to the picturesque Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest. Join us to hear sensational music and support the mission of ICA, while having a thoroughly enjoyable time with friends! 

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