Around Town Series

Folk and Baroque

Sunday, February 4  |  2 PM
Music Institute of Chicago Lake Forest Campus

Dickinson Hall, 100 East Old Mill Road, Lake Forest

Free and open to the public



Tim Macdonald and Jeremy Ward are a Scottish fiddle duo who combine traditional fiddling with historical scholarship to create a “cutting edge” musical experience that has been described as anything from “metal” to “baroque.” Using historical instruments and combining High Baroque compositions with high-energy dance music, their 18th-century Scottish aesthetic brings a fresh perspective to the tradition.
Bring your instrument!

Following the performance, Tim and Jeremy will lead a Scottish Jam Session. Music is available and can be emailed in advance.

For more information, contact Fiona Queen >>


Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Sunday, October 22  |  3 PM

Skokie Public Library, Petty Auditorium

5215 Oakton Street, Skokie

Free and open to the public


Tammy McCann, artist-in-residence at the Music Institute of Chicago, leads institute jazz faculty in a swinging tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. McCann has performed with Ramsey Lewis and Von Freeman.  This one-hour performance is a special preview of the Music Institute's November 11 show, Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration, featuring Tammy McCann and Carmen Bradford, a Count Basie Orchestra alumna and Ella Fitzgerald protege.