The award-winning Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players will present a concert series that explores the excitement of The Romantic Impulse beginning with a concert on October 6 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Park Ridge. The Chicago Philharmonic is made up primarily of Lyric Opera Orchestra members and other top-tier professional musicians from the Chicago area. The orchestra is also the official orchestra of the Joffrey Ballet. Concertgoers will experience an exceptional classical music performance in an intimate setting at a convenient suburban location.
The first concert on Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m. will explore Great Russian Romance with Alexander Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D Major and Pyotr Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence for String Sextet, in D Minor, Op. 70. Performers featured are John Macfarlane, Violin; Jennifer Cappelli, Violin; Karl Davies, Viola; Stephen Boe, Viola; Margaret Daly, Cello and Judy Stone, Cello. This concert takes place at St. Luke's Lutheran Church at 205 N. Prospect Ave. in Park Ridge.
The second concert also takes place at St. Luke's. A Romantic Journey: From Bohemia to the Puszta is an Eastern European adventure on Sunday, November 3 with Antonin Dvořák Bagatelles for 2 Violins, Cello and Piano, Op. 47 Erno von Dohnanyi Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1. Performers on the program are John Goodwin, Piano; Ann Palen, Violin; Injoo Choi, Violin; Karl Davies, Violin, Viola and Paula Kosower, Cello.
And for the third concert in the series, the group moves to St. Mary's Episcopal Church at 306 S. Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge. German Masters: From Bonn to Hamburg features German works from the Romantic Era and takes place on Sunday, December 1 at 3 p.m. and features Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 and Ludwig van Beethoven String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1. Performers are Ann Palen, Violin; Stephen Boe, Violin; Karl Davies, Viola and Margaret Daly, Cello.
All events include a meet and greet with the musicians after the concert. Tickets are $15 in advance ($10 seniors 65 and up)/$20 at the door ($15 seniors 65 and up). Children are free. Series pricing available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.chicagophilharmonic.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
Chicago Philharmonic Society -- New Chicago Address
The Chicago Philharmonic has moved to Chicago taking space at Suite 1600-J, 401 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60605. The new telephone number is 312-957-0000 and the e-mail remains the same: firstname.lastname@example.org. The long-standing orchestral concert series in Evanston will continue at Pick-Staiger Hall, on Northwestern campus, and at Nichols Hall, at the Music Institute of Chicago. Foremost in the decision was the new and significant relationship with the Joffrey Ballet and a desire to be closer to the Auditorium Theater. Further, a Chicago presence and identification will give impetus to the orchestra performing in new venues before new audiences, either in Chicago or other suburban areas. In addition, the new location is more accessible to staff and the group's community of musicians.