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Tuesday Morning Music Schedule

Hear chamber music, jazz, Spanish guitar, and even carillon music. Free concerts in the McGinley Pavilion, rain or shine.

Tue 6 Jun

Music Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, June 6
10 - 11 a.m.

The Music Institute of Chicago is dedicated to transforming lives through music education. Founded in 1931, the Music Institute has grown to become one of the largest and most respected community music schools in the nation. Each year, the Music Institute’s teachers reach thousands of students of all ages and levels of experience. More than 100 students, including string duos, piano trios, string quartets, and quintets, participate in the MIC chamber music program.

Tue 13 Jun

Glencoe Academy of Music
Guitar Duo

GAM Guitar Duo

Tuesday, June 13
10 – 11 a.m.

The Glencoe Academy of Music (GAM) is happy to continue its outreach program and share its world-class faculty at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Glencoe Academy of Music believes that the understanding and practice of music enriches life. It is our mission to conserve the tradition and culture of the past and present through music and expose the community to music through instruction and community concerts. The Glencoe Academy of Music is committed to providing the highest level of instruction to students of all ages and abilities. Our nurturing and encouraging environment promotes growth in each student by meeting students’ individual learning needs. Students are also encouraged to participate in non-competitive performance opportunities.

Tue 20 Jun

Glencoe Academy of Music
Nate Lepine Trio

GAM Nate Lepine Trio

Tuesday, June 20
10 – 11 a.m.

The Glencoe Academy of Music (GAM) is happy to continue its outreach program and share its world-class faculty at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Glencoe Academy of Music believes that the understanding and practice of music enriches life. It is our mission to conserve the tradition and culture of the past and present through music and expose the community to music through instruction and community concerts. The Glencoe Academy of Music is committed to providing the highest level of instruction to students of all ages and abilities. Our nurturing and encouraging environment promotes growth in each student by meeting students’ individual learning needs. Students are also encouraged to participate in non-competitive performance opportunities.

Tue 27 Jun

Highland Park Strings

Highland Park Strings

Tuesday, June 27
10 – 11 a.m.

The Highland Park Strings Trio is comprised of members of the Highland Park Strings, now celebrating its 38th season. The trio (violin, viola, and cello) performs a program entitled "The Magic Carpet" that consists of short, light, classical pieces from around the world—including Austria, Germany, Spain, Greece, Ireland, and more. It is real crowd pleaser, especially amid the beauty of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Tue 4 Jul

Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge

Tuesday, July 4
10 – 11 a.m.

Common Knowledge is a Chicago-based harp and guitar duo. Harpist Michael Maganuco and guitarist Alex Sokol have created unique and sophisticated musical environments for concerts and private events at venues across Chicago and the North Shore, including the Chicago Botanic Garden, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Michigan Shores Club, Salvage One, and Venue SIX10. Their diverse musical style seamlessly blends traditional jazz, Brazilian, classical, and popular contemporary.

Tue 11 Jul

Midwest Young Artists Chamber

Midwest Young Artists Chamber

Tuesdays, July 11 & 18
10 – 11 a.m.

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory is the Midwest’s most comprehensive youth music school and ensemble program, with six orchestras, more than 60 chamber music ensembles, five choral ensembles, three jazz big bands, seven jazz combos, early childhood music and movement classes, and music history, theory, and composition classes. MYAC’s mission is to create a musical home for our students, where they grow with their peers in a challenging, friendly, and fun environment. Our student musicians have the opportunity to perform in major venues throughout Chicago and around the world, and MYAC graduates are accepted at the most selective conservatories, universities, and colleges worldwide.

Tue 18 Jul

Midwest Young Artists Chamber

Midwest Young Artists Chamber

Tuesdays, July 11 & 18
10 – 11 a.m.

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory is the Midwest’s most comprehensive youth music school and ensemble program, with six orchestras, more than 60 chamber music ensembles, five choral ensembles, three jazz big bands, seven jazz combos, early childhood music and movement classes, and music history, theory, and composition classes. MYAC’s mission is to create a musical home for our students, where they grow with their peers in a challenging, friendly, and fun environment. Our student musicians have the opportunity to perform in major venues throughout Chicago and around the world, and MYAC graduates are accepted at the most selective conservatories, universities, and colleges worldwide.

Tue 25 Jul

Midwest Young Artists Jazz

Midwest Young Artists Jazz

Tuesday, July 25
10 – 11 a.m.

Jazz@MYAC is the Chicago area’s most comprehensive youth jazz program, with three big bands, seven combos, and improv classes. Every faculty member is a highly regarded professional jazz musician. The MYAC Merit Combo is directed by professional saxophonist Chris Madsen and features our top student improvisers, who write and perform their own pieces and arrangements of jazz standard repertoire. Notable performances have included Chicago's historic Jazz Showcase and the Chicago Cultural Center, and the group has collaborated with jazz luminaries John Clayton, Matt Wilson, and Ingrid Jensen. Midwest Young Artists Conservatory is a full-curriculum, pre-college music school and ensemble program with six orchestras, 60 chamber music ensembles, and five choral ensembles, in addition to its jazz program.

Tue 1 Aug

Folias Duo

Folias Duo

Tuesday, August 1
10 – 11 a.m.

American Record Guide calls the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo “daring in self-written music.” Having worked together for more than ten years, this husband and wife duo based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is comprised of flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron. They continue to break new ground as performers and composers with a list of more than 40 self-published compositions on the Folias music site. Folias’s five critically acclaimed albums on the Blue Griffin recording label show their versatility as musicians. They have a strong connection to South American folk, Argentine tango, and the music of Astor Piazzolla.

Tue 8 Aug

David Chiriboga & Hugo Salcedo

David Chiriboga & Hugo Salcedo

Tuesday, August 8
10 – 11 a.m.

The David Chiriboga and Hugo Salcedo Spanish Guitar Duo are based in Chicago. Their repertoire is comprised of traditional flamenco and Spanish classical music.

Tue 15 Aug

Midwest Young Artists
Lang Lang Scholars

Midwest Young Artists Lang Lang Scholars

Tuesday, August 15
10 – 11 a.m.

The Lang Lang Young Scholars are exceptional young pianists personally selected by virtuoso pianist Lang Lang from around the world to participate in international learning and performance opportunities provided by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. The Foundation collaborates with Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, the Midwest's most comprehensive youth music school and ensemble program, for its annual Summer Music Summit in Chicago. Every August since 2012, Young Scholars and MYAC students work together in a weeklong celebration of collaborative music. Scholars and students are placed in chamber music ensembles, assigned a piano concerto, and receive daily coaching from MYAC maestro Allan Dennis. Young Scholars stay with MYAC families, building friendships and laying the groundwork for a network of musicians that will last a lifetime. The Young Scholars will perform with the MYAC Symphony Orchestra at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Sunday, August 20.

Tue 22 Aug

Glencoe Academy of Music
The Chicago String Trio

GAM The Chicago String Trio

Tuesday, August 22
10 – 11 a.m.

The Glencoe Academy of Music (GAM) is happy to continue its outreach program and share its world-class faculty at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Glencoe Academy of Music believes that the understanding and practice of music enriches life. It is our mission to conserve the tradition and culture of the past and present through music and expose the community to music through instruction and community concerts. The Glencoe Academy of Music is committed to providing the highest level of instruction to students of all ages and abilities. Our nurturing and encouraging environment promotes growth in each student by meeting students’ individual learning needs. Students are also encouraged to participate in non-competitive performance opportunities.

Tue 29 Aug

Chicago Harp Quartet

Chicago Harp Quartet

Tuesday, August 29
10 – 11 a.m.

The Chicago Harp Quartet, founded in 2012, has quickly established itself as the leading harp ensemble in the United States. Widely regarded as a Chicago treasure, the Quartet has dedicated itself to presenting innovative, charismatic, and forward-thinking programs that include original transcriptions as well as new commissions from composers across the globe. The Quartet has performed at major concert venues across the United States including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Curtis Institute of Music. As part of CHQ's mission, the ensemble collaborates with other cutting-edge artists including Third Coast Percussion, Mozawa, and Ho Etsu Taiko, and continues their educational endeavors as instructors for the Chicago Harp Ensemble, as well as educational residencies at institutions including Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, New York University, and Play On Philly. Among ongoing commissioning projects, the Quartet has premiered works by Bernard Andres, Nicholas Davies, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, and Hilary Purrington. In 2014, the Quartet released their highly successful debut CD, Soirées d'été.

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