Faculty & Guest Artist Series

2018-2019 Season

 

All concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall

1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

Tickets, except where noted, are $50 for VIP seating, $40 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students, available online or 847.448.8328.


Callisto Quartet
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 pm  

 

 

Fresh from their Grand Prize-winning performance at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Callisto Quartet debuts at Nichols Concert Hall with a program featuring Schubert’s String Quartet in C Minor, D 703; Bartók’s String Quartet No. 6; and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2. Callisto also performs the Chicago premiere of Cantos by one of Spain’s most prestigious young composers, Francisco Coll. Formed in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), Callisto was a prize winner at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and was the only American quartet selected to compete in the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, winning third prize in the Grand Finals.

 

 

 

 

 


Family Event:  Duke It Out!
Saturday, December 8 at 2 pm  

General Admission:  $5

 

 

The Music Institute presents an unusual version of The Nutcracker, alternating music from the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) scores with choreography curated by Dance Chicago. Musicians include members of Axiom Brass and Music Institute Ensemble-in-Residence Quintet Attacca in a performance that runs a family-friendly 60 minutes, followed by a festive holiday reception with refreshments and a photo booth with the artists.

 

 

 

 

 


Inna Faliks:  "Polonaise-Fantasie, the Story of a Pianist"
Sunday, February 10 at 3 pm  

 

 

This program traces, in music and words, Faliks’ journey from Odessa, in the former Soviet Union, to the freedom of the United States and a life in music. The Music Institute alumna and head of piano at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA tells her incredible story while playing music of Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Gershwin, and much more.

 

 

 

 

 


Paul Barnes, pianist and chanter

"Love and Death and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant"

Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm  

 

 

Pianist Barnes has created a powerful musical meditation on the ways in which humanity grapples with death. Beginning with the story of Orpheus, the program connects the music of Franz Liszt, Philip Glass, and a world premiere by Victoria Bond with Byzantine chant, as it artfully explores the hope for the destruction of death and of life eternal.

 

 

 

 

 


Time for Three

Sunday, April 7 at 3 pm  

 

 

The young, dynamic trio Time For Three—violinist/vocalist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violinist/vocalist Charles Yang, and double bassist/vocalist Ranaan Meyer—breaks boundaries with its performances and defies traditional genre classification, performing works from Bach to Brahms to bluegrass to the Beatles.

 

 

 

 

 


Lionel Hampton Birthday Celebration

featuring Joe Locke, Thaddeus Tukes, and Tammy McCann

Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 pm