Nichols Concert Hall

2019-2020 Nichols Concert Hall Season




March 18, 2020 


The COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve quickly. The Music Institute of Chicago has adopted the following policies in order to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, and students. They are also a part of our community’s overall effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19.


  • Effective Wednesday, March 18 at 5 pm, Nichols Concert Hall is closed indefinitely pending updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Governor of Illinois.
  • All concerts and events at Nichols Concert Hall as well as other MIC performances venues have been postponed or cancelled.
  • All student rehearsals, performances, and recording sessions are postponed until further notice.

The Music Institute intends to return to normal operation as soon as it is safe to do so. We understand that MIC plays an important role in the lives of so many. With that in mind, we will continue to find responsible and creative ways to accomplish our mission to lead people toward a lifelong engagement with music by providing widely accessible resources for high-quality music teaching, performing, and service activities. We will continue to provide updates as they are available and encourage you to check back to the website and facebook page for more information. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.


Experiencing a live performance can be a powerful catalyst. This season join us at Nichols Concert Hall for a full array of programs guaranteed to entertain, inspire, and educate.


All concerts take place at the historic
Nichols Concert Hall | 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston


Tickets, except where noted, are $50 for VIP seating, $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door, available online or 847.448.8326


Marcus Roberts Trio: Postponed - New Date Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 pm | Tickets & Info >>


Celebrating 100 Years of Art Blakey: Postponed - New Date Saturday, August 15, 2020

Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 pm

Formosa Quartet: POSTPONED

Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 pm

Past 2019-2020 Season Events


From the Heart

Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm


George Crumb Festival

Friday, January 31-Saturday, February 1

Concerts, Score Exhibit, Panel with George Crumb


Family Concert: Duke It Out!

Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm


Family Concert: Spooktacular

Sunday, October 27 at 3 pm



Robert Chen, violin and Matthew Hagle, piano

Sunday, September 29 at 3 pm