Nichols Concert Hall


New! Indoor Voices Series

begins June 5, 2020


The Music Institute of Chicago presents “Indoor Voices,” a free weekly series of virtual "house calls" with musicians and special guests who have performed in Nichols Concert Hall or helped to shape its legacy in some way. Each episode is hosted by Fiona Queen, Director of Performance Activities.


“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 make "house calls" across the country to musicians and special guests who have helped to shape Nichols Concert Hall and its legacy. Enjoy lively conversation, ideas and reminiscences, music, and yes—possibly even the odd sourdough recipe.

Artists scheduled to date include:

June 5:  Lady Solti  |  WATCH >>

Cultural Ambassador to the Hungarian Government, patroness of the World Orchestra for Peace, and trusted advisor to the international world of classical music and opera


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 Lipman, viola

Award-winning violist and Music Institute Academy alumnus


June 26: Abraham Stokman, piano

Pianist, artist and Music Institute faculty member