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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' Annual Benefit
Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 3 to 6:30 PM

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

Join fellow supporters of International Chamber Artists at our annual benefit! In addition to a live concert, guests will enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, wine, dessert, a silent auction and an exciting live auction! 


3:00 Hors d'oeuvres, silent auction

4:00 Concert
5:15 Live auction

5:45 Dessert

6:30 Auction checkout

Tickets are:

$175 VIP, $125 each, or 3 for $345.

Purchase via our donation page: 

Attire for this event is smart casual.

Our Concert 

Enjoy the exciting world premiere of the comic chamber opera Cåraboo

by composer James M. Stephenson and librettist Matt Boresi performed by: 

  • Patrick Godon, Artistic Director & piano

  • James M. Stephenson, conductor

  • Jessica Usherwoodsoprano

  • Emily Fons, mezzo-soprano

  • Jonathan Johnson, tenor

  • Yoshihisa Arai, choreographer

  • Sang Mee Lee, violin

  • Azusa Tashiro, violin

  • Caroline Slack, violin

  • Sally Stephenson, violin

  • Eric Pidluski, violin

  • Caroline Rothstein, violin

  • Youming Chen, viola

  • Oana Tatu, viola

  • Melissa Bach, cello

  • Francisco Malespin, cello

  • Jeremy Attanaseo, bass

  • Yukie Ota, flute

  • Anna Velzo, oboe

  • Barbara Drapcho, clarinet

  • Keith Buncke, bassoon

  • Sarah Carillo, trumpet

  • Oto Carrillo, horn

  • Josh Hirt, tuba

  • Tina Laughlin, percussion

Silent Auction Items 

Our silent auction features unique and exciting options for all, with these items and much, much more! 

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra tickets

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago tickets

  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater tickets

  • Idle Muse Theater Company tickets

  • Framed signed sheet of Patrick Godon's music

  • Autographed cookbook by Molly Yeh

  • Chicago Bulls tickets

  • Temperance Beer Company Brewery Tour

  • Joffrey Ballet tickets

  • Goodman Theater tickets

  • Custom roasted coffee

  • A fishing basket from ESPN Radio's Chauncey Niziol

  • Restaurant gift certificates

  • White Sox tickets

  • Wine tasting

  • Six Flags tickets

  • Much more!

Live Auction 

Starting around 5:15 PM, we will auction off some special items including 3 nights at Boyne Mountain ski resort in Michigan.

Other Giving Options

We welcome gifts at all levels to support our mission! We will have a fun wine pull, a private dinner with the Artistic Director's and his wife, a raffle, a church tour and organ crawl sign up, and more. All are welcome to attend!


VIP: $175 includes reserved seating at the concert, special recognition in the program, and MORE!

At the door: $125 each.

Bring a Friend: 3 for $345 until the day of the concert.

Not able to attend, but still wish to support ICA's mission? We encourage you to carefully consider making a donation to support the ongoing work of ICA.


Tap ‘Donate’ above and enter the amount for your ticket-reservation. You'll then be added to the guest list for this fun-filled evening to benefit ICA! 


Checks may be mailed to:


17 Thorntree Lane

Lake Bluff, IL 60044


For more information: 


Thank you!

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