Live from Nichols Concert Hall

April 11–May 2, 2021


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In addition, WFMT will air the audio from the concerts four Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, and 24, at 8 pm. 


The Music Institute of Chicago opens its concert home to family homes worldwide through the presentation of a free, four-week chamber music series April 11–May 2 streamed live from its historic Nichols Concert Hall. This series is part of the Music Institute’s 90th anniversary year, which celebrates innovation, access, and excellence in music education, service to the community, and music performance.


Chen String Quartet                 Aebersold and Neiweem

Sunday, April 11 at 3 pm               Sunday, April 18 at 3 pm


Third Coast Percussion                   Chen String Quartet

     Sunday, April 25 at 3 pm                  Sunday, May 2 at 3 pm


President and CEO Mark George described the new series, saying, “One of the Music Institute’s great strengths is our amazing network of professional musicians, so many of whom concertize worldwide. Another is the warm, intimate atmosphere and amazing acoustics of Nichols Concert Hall. Although the pandemic has curtailed our ability to gather in person, we are excited to share this new series of inspiring performances to a much broader audience, no longer limited by location.”


WFMT, celebrating 70 years in 2021 as one of the world’s most respected classical music radio stations, will air the audio from the concerts four Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, and 24, at 8 pm. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the Music Institute throughout our respective special anniversary seasons,” said WFMT General Manager George Preston.


Shure is the Music Institute of Chicago’s 90th Anniversary Technology Sponsor.



Performances are free and open to the public and stream live from Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. Under current pandemic restrictions, access will be entirely virtual.