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Morning Music Schedule

Tuesday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m.

Tue 20 Feb

Peter Warren
Light jazz

Morning Music with Orchids

Peter Warren is a guitarist/vocalist who performs contemporary, jazz, and standards of many song stylists including Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Singing as well as playing instrumentals from the Great American Songbook, Peter provides a relaxing morning of songs you know and love.

Thu 22 Feb

Kerry Leung
Chinese classical

Kerry Leung

Kerry Leung is a Chinese multi-instrumentalist who began his musical studies at the age of 12 in China. He is a member of the Chinese Music Society of North America who has been called “the Chinese One-Man Band” in Chicago. Some of his performances in the United States include: pipa and bamboo flute in Yellow River Concerto with the Peoria Symphony; pipa in Magic Jade Flute recording in “Sound from the Vault” at the Field Museum; and erhu and flute with the Silk & Bamboo Ensemble at the Ravinia Festival.

Tue 27 Feb

David Chiriboga
Spanish guitar

David Chiriboga

David Chiriboga, a musician of Ecuadorian descent, was born and raised in Chicago. Chiriboga’s style is based in flamenco and Spanish classical guitar. You can see him perform all around the Chicago area as a soloist and with his full Flamenco Cuadro group. At this performance, David will be accompanying a flamenco dancer.

Thu 1 Mar

Chamni Sripraram
Thai music

Chamni Sripraram

Chamni Sripraram teaches the music of Thailand at Northern Illinois University. He is musically versatile, performing on instruments including the Thai xylophone, flute, and fiddle. Sripraram has performed across the United States, in Canada, and in Southeast Asia.

Tue 6 Mar

Sapphire Winds Quintet
Woodwind quintet

Sapphire Winds Quintet

Sapphire Woodwind Quintet has been entertaining audiences with eclectic programs since 2004. Sapphire has performed widely, and the quintet members are dedicated music educators who teach in schools while maintaining private studios. They were invited by jazz musician Orbert Davis to join his Discover Music: Discover Life program, which is dedicated to giving all students access to the arts and brings high-quality programs to needy schools. The quintet’s original programming includes Klezmer music, folk songs from North and South America, arrangements of jazz standards, and pieces showcasing ethnic instruments. Their goal is to surprise audiences with fresh music and share the joy of live music with their listeners.

Thu 8 Mar

Chicago Koto Group
Japanese Koto

Chicago Koto Group

The Chicago Koto Group was founded in 1985 by Akiko Sugano in order to serve the greater Chicago community by introducing it to Japanese culture and music. They hold several public performances each year and also serve to educate students at elementary schools and colleges about Japanese culture through music. The koto is a traditional Japanese instrument used today mostly in chamber music. It was introduced into Japan from China around the sixth century as part of the Imperial Court ensemble but quickly moved into popular culture. Additional instruments include the shamisen (a three-stringed banjo-like instrument) and shakuhachi (a bamboo flute).

Tue 13 Mar

Midwest Young Artists

Midwest Young Artists

Midwest Young Artists (MYA) was established in 1993 by parents who wanted Dr. Allan Dennis to create an orchestra for their children. MYA now reaches more than 1,000 students from more than 74 cities in the metropolitan Chicago area, with students ranging from grades 2 to 12. Featuring nine youth orchestras, more than 60 chamber music ensembles, four choral ensembles, four jazz big bands, numerous jazz combos, music history, theory, and composition classes, MYA strives to provide the highest quality music experience for young musicians nationwide. The ensembles meet in the beautifully transformed Old Stockade Building at Fort Sheridan and the organization has grown into one of the premier music ensemble programs in the nation. MYA graduates are accepted into the most selective conservatories, universities, and colleges in the country.

 

Thu 15 Mar

Joy Yu Hoffman
Chinese harp

Joy Yu Hoffman

Joy Yu Hoffman was born in Nanjing, China, where she began studying piano with her parents at age 4. She studied harp at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music and received her B.M. from Roosevelt University and her M.M. from Northwestern University. Hoffman has released three solo CDs and has published her own compositions. She also plays the kong hou, a double-strung Chinese harp as well as the Celtic double-strung harp. Her repertoire includes classical, contemporary, Celtic, jazz, blues, folk, ethnic, and Asian music. She has performed throughout the United States, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Ireland, Kenya, and South Africa. She teaches both harp and piano and coaches chamber music.

Tue 20 Mar

Midwest Young Artists

Midwest Young Artists

Midwest Young Artists (MYA) was established in 1993 by parents who wanted Dr. Allan Dennis to create an orchestra for their children. MYA now reaches more than 1,000 students from more than 74 cities in the metropolitan Chicago area, with students ranging from grades 2 to 12. Featuring nine youth orchestras, more than 60 chamber music ensembles, four choral ensembles, four jazz big bands, numerous jazz combos, music history, theory, and composition classes, MYA strives to provide the highest quality music experience for young musicians nationwide. The ensembles meet in the beautifully transformed Old Stockade Building at Fort Sheridan and the organization has grown into one of the premier music ensemble programs in the nation. MYA graduates are accepted into the most selective conservatories, universities, and colleges in the country.

 

Thu 22 Mar

Kerry Leung
Chinese classical

Kerry Leung

Kerry Leung is a Chinese multi-instrumentalist who began his musical studies at the age of 12 in China. He is a member of the Chinese Music Society of North America who has been called “the Chinese One-Man Band” in Chicago. Some of his performances in the United States include: pipa and bamboo flute in Yellow River Concerto with the Peoria Symphony; pipa in Magic Jade Flute recording in “Sound from the Vault” at the Field Museum; and erhu and flute with the Silk & Bamboo Ensemble at the Ravinia Festival.

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