Faculty & Guest Artist Series

2017-2018 Season


All concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall

1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

Tickets, except where noted, are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students, available online or 847.905.1500 ext. 108.

Music Institute of Chicago students receive 3 free tickets to MIC sponsored concerts unless otherwise noted.

Academy Orchestra with Ilana Setapen, Violin
Saturday, May 26, 7:30 pm  



The Music Institute of Chicago's Academy Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 with Ilana Setapen, Associate Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.





About Nichols Concert Hall


Noted architect Solon S. Beman designed the architecturally and acoustically magnificent First Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, in 1912. In 2003, the building was sensitively restored to become Nichols Concert Hall, a state-of-the-art, 550-seat performance space and music education destination, easily accessible to numerous restaurants, on-street and metered parking, and the Davis Street CTA and Metra stations. The converted building, featuring a fully restored, 1914 E. M. Skinner pipe organ, received the Richard H. Driehaus Award for best adaptive use by the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois.  Each year Nichols Concert Hall reaches approximately 15,000 people and hosts a world-class chamber music series, workshops and master classes, student recitals, and special events.

PAST 2017-2018 Concerts

Opening Night: “Sonic Youth”
Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm


The Music Institute of Chicago opens the 2017–2018 Faculty and Guest Artist Series with “Sonic Youth,” a program of works that were written by young composers, for children, or to celebrate and honor young people performed by MIC faculty.



Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Concert
Saturday, November 11, 7:30 pm

Count Basie Orchestra alumna and Ella Fitzgerald protégé Carmen Bradford joins Music Institute Artist-in-Residence Tammy McCann and members of the Music Institute Jazz Studies faculty for a swinging tribute to “The First Lady of Song.”