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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 26 Jul

Midwest Young Artists: The Merit Combo

Midwest Young Artists: The Merit Combo

Tuesday, July 26
10 – 11 a.m.

The MYA Merit Combo, founded in 2012 and directed by saxophonist Chris Madsen, consists of the top improvisers in the jazz program at Midwest Young Artists.  Students in the combo are given a tuition break and the opportunity to act as ambassadors for MYA, performing at events public and private all around Chicago.  Merit Combo members write and perform their own pieces and arrangements of jazz standard repertoire. The group has collaborated with jazz luminaries John Clayton, Matt Wilson, and Ingrid Jensen.

Tue 2 Aug

Jim Kendros

Jim Kendros

Tuesday, August 2
10 - 11 a.m.

Jim Kendros is a composer, lecturer, music historian, researcher, and author. He specializes in performing on rare historic string instruments and giving concerts of his original piano music. Jim’s concerts include insightful backgrounds on instruments and on the classical, folk, and original compositions he performs.  Jim is the composer fellow and pre-concert lecturer of the Northbrook Symphony and is the resident music historian and pre-concert lecturer of the Lake Forest Symphony.

Tue 9 Aug

Hunter Chase

Hunter Chase

Tuesday, August 9
10 - 11 a.m.

Hunter Chase studied the carillon as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, first under Oliver McDonald and later with Jim Fackenthal. For three years, he served as president of the Guild of Student Carillonneurs at the University of Chicago, a student organization dedicated to instruction and promotion of the carillon. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Chicago and is currently a graduate student at the University of Illinois-Chicago studying mathematical logic.

Tue 16 Aug

Leah Shoshanah

Tuesday Morning Music

Tuesday, August 16
10 - 11 a.m.

Leah Shoshanah is a folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. Her music weaves elements of folk, rock, jazz, and soul with poetic storytelling and complex harmonies. When not performing or writing original music, Leah teaches music and yoga to children in Chicago.

Tue 23 Aug

Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge

Tuesday, August 23
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. Their diverse musical style seamlessly blends traditional jazz, Brazilian, classical, and popular contemporary.

Tue 30 Aug

Chicago Bassoon Quartet

Chicago Bassoon Quartet

Tuesday, August 30
10 - 11 a.m.

The Chicago Bassoon Quartet was originally founded in the 1980s by Sue Nigro. The ensemble is comprised of bassoonists Beth Heller, Lynette Pralle, Dianne Ryan, and Sue Nigro—who also plays contrabassoon. Their music library contains more than 100 selections, enabling them to program concerts in a variety of forms, styles, and arrangements.

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