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Ravinia Festival presents baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Alexander Schmalcz
Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

Ravinia Festival presents baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Alexander Schmalcz

Goerne & Schmalcz's program is the Schumann hit parade: Dichterliebe, the Eichendorff Liederkreis, AND Frauenliebe und -leben.  

For those of you who have never heard this great artist in concert, the editor HIGHLY RECOMMENDS this performance in non-esoteric, overly intellectual repertoire which is often on the program when it concerns Goerne.

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NATS presents The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center with special guest Renée Fleming
Jul
10
8:00 PM20:00

NATS presents The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center with special guest Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming with a refreshed cast of the deeply talented Ryan Opera Center - this evening promises to offer a party-like atmosphere with the NATS conference in attendance.  

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you can get a ticket

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Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago presents Ryan de Ryke and Brandon Acker
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago presents Ryan de Ryke and Brandon Acker

The Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago has replaced the major institutions in presenting today's marquee singers in an art song program.  Recent vocal artists presented by CAIC have included Paul Appleby, Jesse Blumberg, David Daniels, Michelle DeYoung, and Luca Pisaroni - not to mention great pianists like Martin Katz and Kevin Murphy.  Their season concludes with Chicago's most prolific baritone and the young guitarist all the singers want to work with.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Matthew Polenzani - Vocal Master Class at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
May
1
2:00 PM14:00

Matthew Polenzani - Vocal Master Class at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

Steve Winn of the San Francisco Classical Voice praises tenor Matthew Polenzani’s “torrent of magnificent sound…from the sonorous, deep pedal points of his low notes to the glittering, high shine at the upper reaches.” He is the recipient of the 2004 Richard Tucker Award and the Metropolitan Opera’s 2008 Beverly Sills Artist Award. His 2014-15 season included his return to London’s Royal Opera House for Idomeneo, productions of Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera, L’elisir d’amore and Die Zauberflöte at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, and his Opernhaus Zurich debut in La traviata. 2015-16 season highlights include appearances in Don Giovanni at Opéra national de Paris, productions of Werther in Munich and Vienna, and Les pêcheurs de perles andRoberto Devereux at the Metropolitan Opera.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID. 

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Bienen School of Music present- Matthew Polenzani and Alan Darling: Die Schöne Müllerin
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

Bienen School of Music present- Matthew Polenzani and Alan Darling: Die Schöne Müllerin

If you have never heard Die Schöne Müllerin before, this will be a defining performance of it.  The collaborators are of the highest quality. Polenzani has the technique and intelligence to make this something very special and he could not have been paired with a more sensitive and brilliant pianist.

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Fourth Coast Ensemble presents Songs of the Fourth Coast
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Fourth Coast Ensemble presents Songs of the Fourth Coast

  • State Street Gallery @ Robert Morris University (map)
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One of Chicago's only ensembles dedicated to vocal chamber music dedicated in a program dedicated to composers who reside in or hail from the Midwest: Libby Larsen, Daron Hagen, and David DiChiera.  

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VOX 3 Collective presents Fairytales & Folklore - Myth and Fairytale in song
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

VOX 3 Collective presents Fairytales & Folklore - Myth and Fairytale in song

A comprehensive version of the program VOX3 Collective presented on April 24th - this time in two parts at one of the city's best venues for art song - PianoForte Foundation Studios.  Come hear this prolific group's deep roster of talent present a program exploring mythology and folklore in song.

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VOX 3 Collective presents Fairytales & Folklore - Myth and Fairytale in song
Apr
24
3:00 PM15:00

VOX 3 Collective presents Fairytales & Folklore - Myth and Fairytale in song

  • Skokie Public Library - Petty Auditorium (map)
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A free event at Petty Auditorium | Skokie Public Library featuring VOX3 Collective's deep roster of talent in a program exploring mythology and fairytale in song.

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Liederstube Recital Series presents Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch - soprano Nathalie Colas, baritone Ryan de Ryke, pianist Eugenia Cheng
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Liederstube Recital Series presents Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch - soprano Nathalie Colas, baritone Ryan de Ryke, pianist Eugenia Cheng

Three of Chicago's finest musicians present the city's only performance of the complete Italienisches Liederbuch in one of the best venues for art song - PianoForte Foundation.

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Liederstube Recital Series presents Ed Frazier Davis, baritone & Eugenia Cheng, piano
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Liederstube Recital Series presents Ed Frazier Davis, baritone & Eugenia Cheng, piano

The inaugural Liederstube recital series at Pianoforte Studios continues with composer and baritone Ed Frazier Davis and the Liederstube founder, pianist Eugenia Cheng in a program including works by Mr. Davis himself coupled with the Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel.

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 Liederstube - an oasis for art song
Mar
11
5:00 PM17:00

Liederstube - an oasis for art song

Salon style lieder and art song performances.  Free to the public. Come and sing, or just listen while sipping on wine.  It's a very casual and intimate environment - ideal for this type of music-making.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital

“Confidence, daring, exceptional technique and a caramel-colored voice that, if it were possible for a voice to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, his can and does,” raves The Washington Post. Now, hear this Siberian superstar in a rare and intimate Chicago appearance. Enjoy glorious highlights from the world of art song — including works from Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Glinka, and Rimsky-Korsakov — and learn firsthand why star soprano Renée Fleming says, “There is no voice more beautiful than his.” *Join Dmitri at an intimate post-performance reception. Limited premium concert packages available for $500 per person. For more information, please call the Office of Donor Services and Special Events at 312.827.5660. 

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Richard Ollarsaba, bass-baritone; Maureen Zoltek, piano
Feb
17
12:15 PM12:15

Richard Ollarsaba, bass-baritone; Maureen Zoltek, piano

Bois épais from Amadis (3’)
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 – 1687)

Selections from Le Chalet (5’)
      Vallons de l’Helvétie
      Chant de nos montagnes
Adolphe Adam (1803 – 1856)

Three Pieces (6’)
      Lehn’ deine Wang’ an meine Wang’, Op. 1, No. 1
      Barcarole, Op. 23, No. 2
      Waldesgespräch, Op. 5, No. 4
Adolf Jensen (1837 – 1879)

Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18 (14’)
      Come Away, Come Away, Death
      Who is Silvia?
      Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun
      O Mistress Mine
      It Was a Lover and His Lass
Gerald Finzi (1901– 1956)

Senator’s Stump Speech (5’)
Steven Mark Kohn (b. 1957)

 

 

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