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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 20, 2019 from 3 to 6 PM

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Club, 220 S. Michigan

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, 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

Our Concert 

Enjoy a wonderfully varied selection of music performed by: 

  • Patrick Godon, Artistic Director & piano

  • Sang Mee Lee, violin

  • Youming Chen, viola

  • Keith Buncke, bassoon

  • Chelsea French, trombone

  • Anna Velzo, oboe

  • Keri Godon, horn

  • Sean Whitaker, tuba 

  • Surprise special guest performers from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

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

  • 3 nights at Boyne Mountain ski resort in Michigan

  • Private boat rentals

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra tickets

  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater tickets

  • Wine tastings

  • Christmas cookie tray

  • Idle Muse Theater Company tickets

  • Framed signed sheet of Patrick Godon's music

  • An escape room experience

  • Cocktail class

  • Cooking class

  • Ukulele & lesson

  • Custom roasted coffee

  • A framed icon print

  • A fishing basket from ESPN Radio's Chauncey Niziol

  • Lake Forest Symphony tickets

  • Chicago Fringe Opera tickets

  • Handmade alpaca shawl

  • Chicago Botanic Garden gift box

  • Restaurant gift certificates

Live Auction 

Starting at 5:00 PM, we will auction off a few special items, including a live sketch of the performers by artist Paul Witt. 

Other Giving Options

We welcome gifts at all levels to support our mission! We will have a fun wine wall, a private dinner and concert at the Artistic Director's home, a church tour and organ crawl sign up, an Italian dinner and concert sign up, and more. All are welcome to attend!

More information on Event Sign Ups​:

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM: Steinway and Silo - An intimate house concert at the Godons’ beautiful new Lake Bluff home featuring Patrick and ICA violinist, Sang Mee Lee playing Beethoven and Poulenc sonatas. This will be an extremely limited event and will provide an incredible chance to hear these world class musicians in a casual, intimate environment. $125 per person.

  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 6 PM: Italian Dinner & Concert - Paul and Peggy McCaffray will once again be opening their home to serve an authentic Italian dinner featuring Paul’s family recipes. ICA Artistic Director Patrick will play a short solo piano recital. This is the third annual Italian DInner and each year this has been a fun and festive night. $100 per person.

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 1:00-4:30 PM: Organ Crawl - Patrick Godon will play the organs of St. Gregory the Great Church, St. Ita's Church, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, all in one afternoon! We have put together a really neat experience where guests will have a chance to learn about three beautiful sacred spaces from expert docent Chuck Fiori and learn about some unique instruments from former organ builder Benjamin Hiett. $40 per person.


VIP: $150 includes reserved seating at the concert, special recognition in the program, and MORE!

At the door: $100 each.

Bring a Friend: 3 for $270 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:


28847 Thorntree Lane

Lake Bluff, IL 60044


For more information: 


Thank you!

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