Nichols Concert Hall

New! Indoor Voices Series
Launches June 5, 2020


Free weekly series features music and conversation with acclaimed classical and jazz musicians


The Music Institute of Chicago presents “Indoor Voices,” a free series of weekly musical visits with musicians who have performed at Nichols Concert Hall, including guest artists, faculty, and alumni. Each  episode, hosted by the Music Institute’s Director of Performance Activities Fiona Queen, will debut on Friday evening at 7:30 pm and last about 30 minutes.


“While we are confined to our individual dwellings, many of us feel less than ‘at home’ with the current situation,” said Queen. “Musicians have been separated from their colleagues, their students, and the familiar exhilaration of performing live on some of the world’s most iconic stages to packed houses. But art can’t be stifled in isolation—it will always find a way to lift us up and carry us through the most trying times. We are discovering new ways to connect and adapt, to use the distance to eliminate difference. We truly are all in this together.”


Don't miss this new weekly series, where Queen will be make "house calls" across the country to special guest artists, faculty and MIC alumni, all who have performed in Nichols Concert Hall and have helped to shape its legacy and enjoy lively conversation, ideas and reminiscences, music, and yes—possibly even the odd sourdough recipe.

Artists scheduled to date include:

June 5:  Sergei Babayan, piano

  -  internationally acclaimed pianist Sergei Babayan, a Deutsche
     Grammophon exclusive artist who has performed at prestigious
     venues with the world’s leading orchestras

June 12:  Joe Locke, jazz vibraphone
                and Tammy McCann, jazz vocalist

  -  jazz vocalist and Music Institute Artist-in-Residence
    Tammy McCann and jazz vibraphonist, composer,
     and bandleader Joe Locke

June 19: Matthew Lipma, viola

  -  award-winning violist and Music Institute Academy
     alumnus Matthew Lipman


June 26: Abraham Stokman, piano

  - pianist, artist and Music Institute faculty
    member Abraham Stokman