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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
Harvest Harmony

Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3 to 6 PM

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Club, 220 S. Michigan

Join fellow supporters of International Chamber Artists, including honored guest Mary Sauer, former Principal Keyboardist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at our annual benefit! In addition to a live concert, guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, dessert, a silent auction and an exciting live auction! 


3:00 Event opens, hors d'oeuvres, program

4:30 Silent auction closes, Concert begins
5:00 Live auction, drinks passed

5:30 Dessert served, auction checkout

6:00 Event closes

Tickets are $100 each, or 3 for $270. Purchase via our donation page: 

Attire for this event is business casual.

Our Concert 

We will officially welcome two Chicago Symphony Orchestra members to ICA's roster of musicians, Keith Buncke and Youming Chen! Enjoy a wonderfully varied selection of music under our "Dancing Music" season theme, featuring music of Piazzolla, Wilder, Prokofiev, Dvořák, Pierné, Castérède, and Skalkottas by: 

  • Patrick Godon, Artistic Director & piano

  • Jessica Usherwood, soprano

  • Keith Buncke, bassoon

  • Chelsea French, trombone

  • Youming Chen, viola

  • Anna Velzo, oboe

  • Brian Reichenbach, trumpet

  • Sean Whitaker, tuba 

Silent Auction Items 

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

  • 5 nights at a beautiful Mountain Cabin in Colorado, near the Winter Park Ski Resort

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra tickets

  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater tickets

  • Wine tastings & baskets

  • Photography tour at the Botanic Garden with an expert photographer

  • Lyric Opera ticket

  • Music Box Theatre tickets

  • Christmas cookie tray

  • Idle Muse Theater Company tickets

  • Bella Voce tickets

  • Bella's Fairy Tales experience

  • Chicago History Museum membership

  • Illinois Holocaust Museum membership

  • Chicago Oriental Institute

  • A framed icon print

  • Custom mini house portrait

  • Framed Chicago Historical Society poster

  • Chicago Bulls tickets

  • Chicago Wolves tickets

  • Flotstone Gift Certificate

  • Ukulele lessons

  • Marssie Mencotti's new book "Pro Patria" which composer Brian Baxter used for ICA's 2018 Commission

  • One hour chicken assessment consultation by Jen Murtoff of Home to Roost

  • A fishing basket from ESPN Radio's Chauncey Niziol

  • Restaurant gift certificates

Live Auction 

Starting at 5:00 PM, we will auction off a beautiful festive holiday wreath, a 4-day weekend at Boyne Mountain resort in Michigan, private dinner and cooking class with a master chef, and a few surprises.

Other Giving Options

We welcome gifts at all levels to support our mission! We will have a wine wall, a giving tree, an organ crawl sign up, an Italian Dinner and concert sign up, an NBC5 studio tour, and more. All are welcome to attend! 

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