Nichols Concert Hall


Music Institute presents:

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 7:30pm

Free admission and open to the public.
Also available via livestream >>

Music Institute's Academy Orchestra

Members of this award-winning chamber orchestra, under the baton of esteemed Academy Music Director James Setapen, matriculate to the finest conservatories in the country and are recipients of national and international awards.


Music Institute Chorale presents:  


Sunday, December 4 »  3:00 PM  |  Free admission  | In-person or livestream >>

Schoettler and Chorale

Conducted by Daniel Wallenberg, the Music Institute Chorale is a community chorus that provides an opportunity for adult singers with prior experience to perform the best in sacred and secular choral music. This season the Chorale opens with a concert celebrating music for choir and organ featuring Brian Schoettler, Minister of Music & Organist at First United Methodist Church in Evanston and organ faculty at MIC.  Selections by Purcell, Britten, Elgar, Schoettler and Parry


Renaissance by VIOCELLO 

Sunday, December 4 »  7:00 PM |  Tickets »    

Original contemporary classical music, written by a violinist of 42 years, cellist, violist, pianist, and also full time engineer. Pirillis has three albums written. VIOCELLO, his ensemble, will be performing music mostly from Pirillis’ third album, “Renaissance”. Performing with Pirillis are: Jinty McTavish, Genevieve Tabby, Andrew Vogt, and one duet piece with Tijana Gataric on piano. Our instruments are violin, cello, bass, piano, and orchestra bells. Come for a night of magic and wonder!


Nichols Concert Hall Presents:


Saturday, December 10 » 2 PM  |  Buy Tickets » 

General Admission Tickets: $10

This unique Nutcracker performance pits the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite in a spectacular side-by-side showdown. Curated by Dance Chicago, the program features members of Braeburn Brass and Music Institute of Chicago Ensemble-in Residence, Quintet Attacca. The performance is a family-friendly 60 minutes. 


Nichols Concert Hall Presents:

Sunday, January 15 » 3 PM  Free Concert!  |  Get your tickets »  

Co-curated by Tim Rhoze, artistic director of Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and the Music Institute of Chicago,  scholarship students from the Music Institute, Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative, and Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play program join with Evanston musicians and actors for this annual tribute celebration. Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss will deliver remarks about Evanston’s groundbreaking reparations initiative.

Nichols Concert Hall Presents:

Reverón Piano Trio

Friday, February 17 » 7:30 PM  |  Buy Tickets  »

The Reverón Trio, co-curator of the Music Institute’s Latin-American programs, returns to Nichols Concert Hall for a second season to shine a spotlight on classical music by Latin-American composers, including a program featuring Villa-Lobos’ Piano Trío No. 1. This trio of virtuoso musicians, originally from Venezuela, has emerged as a leading advocate for the music of Latin-American composers through their performances, research, and composer commissions.


 Music Institute Chorale presents:  


Sunday, March 19 »  3:00 PM  |  Free admission  |  Live-Stream

The Music Institute Chorale is a community chorus that provides an opportunity for adult singers with prior experience to perform the best in sacred and secular choral music.  This concert features an arrangement for choir, piano, cello and woodwinds by conductor Daniel Wallenberg.

Nichols Concert Hall Presents:

Saturday, April 15 » 7:30 PM  |  Buy Tickets »

Jazz returns to Nichols Concert Hall with the celebrated Marcus Roberts Trio. Recognized for their virtuosic style and an a new approach to jazz trio performance that features each trio member equally, the trio has developed a reputation for having almost telepathic onstage communication, lightning-fast musical reflexes, and musical imagination. 


Nichols Concert Hall Presents:

Inna Faliks with the Academy Orchestra
Marta Aznavoorian with Quintet Attacca

Saturday, May 6 » 7:30 PM   |  Buy Tickets » 

Celebrate over 90 years of excellence in teaching and performance with the Music Institute of Chicago. The program features MIC alumnae pianists Inna Faliks and Marta Aznavoorian, Quintet Attacca, and the award-winning

musicians of the Music Institute’s Academy Orchestra. Works include Mozart's Piano Concerto in D Minor, KV 466, and the Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, KV 452, as well as Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, the focus of the Music Institute’s One Composer, One Community program.  

 Music Institute Chorale presents:


Sunday, June 4»  3:00 PM  |  Free admission  |  Live-Stream

Music Institute Chorale MT and Opera - June 4

The Music Institute Chorale is a community chorus that provides an opportunity for adult singers with prior experience to perform the best in sacred and secular choral music. This concert celebrates the world of opera and musical theater with performances by MIC voice faculty.