Tuesday Morning Music Schedule

Tue 10 Jun

Ian Maksin

Ian Maksin

Tuesday, June 10
10 – 11 a.m.

Russian-born, Chicago-based cellist and composer Ian Maksin is quickly gaining international recognition for his beautiful tone and distinct style as well as his uniquely charismatic way with the audience. He performs more than 100 concerts annually in the United States and Europe, and his performances have been broadcast on NPR and PBS, as well as on national radio and TV in many European countries. In Chicago, Maksin has been a frequent guest on WFMT, WBEZ, and Chicago Tonight. Several of his performances made the Critic’s Pick of Time Out magazine. In 2012, he was named “Citizen Musician” by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for his contributions to the city’s musical life and community engagement. Outside his career as a classical musician, he has collaborated with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Gloria Estefan, and many others.

Following the concert, please stay for an introduction to horticultural therapy with the Garden's Clare Johnson and for a tour of the Buehler Enabling Garden.

Tue 17 Jun

Music Institute of Chicago

Music Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, June 17
10 - 11 a.m.

Under the direction of bassist Stewart Miller, a regular in jazz clubs, recording studios, and festivals around Chicago, the Music Institute of Chicago Adult Jazz Combo improvises in many styles including swing, bebop, Dixieland, Latin, modal, jazz-rock (fusion), and contemporary. The group is comprised of dedicated members who play alto sax, clarinet, double bass, tenor sax, drums, vibes and percussion. The Music Institute of Chicago provides students of all ages the opportunity to explore jazz through stellar private instruction, small combos, and improvisation.

Tue 24 Jun

El Payo

El Payo

Tuesday, June 24
10 – 11 a.m.

David Chiriboga and Hugo Salcedo have been playing guitar since their early childhood. With a passion for flamenco, they have attended workshops and private studies on the subject throughout southern Spain. The duo plays throughout the Chicago area and nationally. They are also part of a larger group, El Payo y la Tiranta, which includes vocals and dance.

Tue 1 Jul

Chicago Harp Quartet

Chicago Harp Quartet

Tuesday, July 1
10 - 11 a.m.

The Chicago Harp Quartet, founded in 2012, performs original compositions and arrangements made specifically for the quartet ranging from Baroque to contemporary. Members of this dynamic quartet have performed on five continents. By combining the unique backgrounds of each member (extensively trained orchestral and chamber musicians), the Quartet brings an unprecedented level of ensemble skill to harp chamber music. The Quartet will perform works from their debut CD Soirees d'ete.

Following the concert, please stay for an introduction to horticultural therapy with the Garden’s Barb Kreski and for a tour of the Sensory Garden.

Tue 8 Jul

Highland Park Strings Trio

Highland Park Strings Trio

Tuesday, July 8
10 - 11 a.m.

Members of the The Highland Park Strings Trio are musicians from the Highland Park Strings Orchestra, which is celebrating its 35th season. The Trio (violin, viola, and cello) performs a program entitled “The Magic Carpet,” consisting of short light classical pieces from around the world—including Austria, Germany, Spain, Greece, and Ireland. It is a real crowd pleaser!

Tue 15 Jul

The Midwest Young Artists

The Midwest Young Artists

Tuesday, July 15
10 - 11 a.m.

The Midwest Young Artists' nationally recognized Chicago Chamber Music Workshop has an outstanding faculty and nurturing staff, and is held in a beautiful and comfortable setting. This workshop offers students an unparalleled musical experience in a fun and supportive environment. Our goal is to help each student grow musically and individually.

Tue 22 Jul

Michele De Wilton

Michele De Wilton

Tuesday, July 22
10 - 11 a.m.

Michele de Wilton’s original piano solos have been described as “sophisticated, dramatic, and truly relaxing.” Drawing inspiration from mythology, folklore and poetry, de Wilton’s musical storytelling transports listeners “from the hum-drum to the sublime.” De Wilton has released three albums: Myths & Legends, Daydream, and Snow Angel. Her music has been featured on Amazon.com’s Hot 100 New Age List.

Tue 29 Jul

Marguerite Williams

Marguerite Williams

Tuesday, July 29
10 - 11 a.m.

Principal Harpist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marguerite Lynn Williams has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra member. Ms. Williams maintains a private harp studio in Chicago and is the Founder and Director of the Chicago Harp Ensembles. Marguerite Lynn Williams, harp, will be joined by Maria Storm, violin, for one selection.

Tue 5 Aug

Healing Earth

Native American Flute

Tuesday, August 5
10 - 11 a.m.

The Healing Earth Native American flute circle has been in existence since about 1996, and currently has a roster of more than 50 instrumentalists. It is a teaching flute circle, which means that people with all skill levels are welcome and, in fact, encouraged to learn and grow with the instrument.

Tue 12 Aug

Sheridan Archbold

Sheridan Archbold

Tuesday, August 12
10 - 11 a.m.

Sheridan Archbold is a 12-year-old award-winning singer specializing in opera and classical crossover music. He sings in English, Italian, German, Russian, and French. Sheridan has won awards in four singing and talent competitions, regionally and nationally. He is known as the youngest classical crossover, operatic singer.

Tue 19 Aug

Sophie Webber

Sophie Webber

Tuesday, August 19
10 - 11 a.m.

Sophie Webber performs regularly in solo and chamber music settings in the United States and United Kingdom. Besides performing solo cello music—in particular, the six Bach suites— Webber is the artistic director of Fused Muse Ensemble, a Chicago-based group. She is a former graduate student of Janos Starker and Tsuyshi Tsutsumi at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

Tue 26 Aug

Neil Dixon Smith

Neil Dixon Smith

Tuesday, August 26
10 - 11 a.m.

Chicago-based guitarist Neil Dixon Smith has been performing professionally as a soloist since 2004. He plays a unique and exciting mix of folkloric and classical styles from across Latin America, stemming from his longtime apprenticeship with Chilean master, Alfonso Chacon. He  provides a veritable cultural tour of the of rhythms and guitar techniques of Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Cuba, mixed with great works of Spanish classical guitar.

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