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Tuesday Morning Music Schedule

Hear chamber music, jazz, and even Spanish guitar. Free concerts in the McGinley Pavilion, rain or shine from 10 to 11 a.m.

Tue 26 Jun

Highland Park Strings Trio
Chamber Music

Highland Park Strings Trio

The Highland Park Strings Trio is made up of members of the Highland Park Strings, which is now celebrating its 39th Season. The Highland Park Strings provides community concerts free of charge, where families, friends, and North Shore neighbors gather for an afternoon of musical enjoyment at the highest level. The trio (violin, viola, and cello) perform a program entitled "The Magic Carpet," which consists of short, light, classical pieces from around the world, including Austria, Germany, Spain, Greece, Ireland, and more. It is real crowd pleaser!

Tue 3 Jul

Common Knowledge
Harp & Guitar Duo

Common Knowledge

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 10 Jul

Midwest Young Artists
Chamber Music

Midwest Young Artists Chamber Music

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory is among the Midwest’s most comprehensive youth music school and ensemble programs, 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 17 Jul

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) is dedicated to giving passionate young musicians the foundation and skills to grow in the musical arts and as individuals throughout their lives. MYAC provides students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds outstanding education and direction in music, technique, and performance. MYAC partners with area schools, private teachers, and community organizations, ensuring students reach their highest potential as both individuals and artists. The Conservatory reaches nearly 1,000 students each year from more than 75 communities in the Midwest and greater metropolitan Chicago area, participating in 84 musical ensembles.    

Immediately following the concert please join us for a tour of the Enabling Garden led by Alicia Green, Coordinator, Buehler Enabling Garden.

Tue 24 Jul

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory
Merit Jazz Combo

Midwest Young Artists Jazz

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 31 Jul

Chicago Harp Quartet

Chicago Harp Quartet

Chicago Harp Quartet was founded in 2012, and 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.

Tue 7 Aug

Folias Duo
Guitar & Flute

Folias Duo

Andrew Bergeron and Carmen Maret are performers, composers, educators, and entrepreneurs from Grand Rapids, Michigan, known as the Folias Duo. This nomadic husband and wife duo have performed on stages throughout the United States and around the globe including Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and Chile. They have a fearless approach to developing new original compositions for flute and guitar, an expertise for arrangements of Argentine tango, and a passion for South American folk. Some recent highlights include the Detroit Scarab Club Chamber Music Series’ presentation of the duo’s arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Angel Suite for flute, guitar, and string quartet and the Grand Rapids Art Museum Classical Series’ presentation of all original music and arrangements from the duo’s 2017 Dreaming to Live release. The Folias Duo has performed live music for milongas (social tango dances) in more than forty cities throughout the world.

Since 2005, Bergeron and Maret have operated their label and publishing company Folias Music where they also host a podcast called Folias Music Live and maintain a blog that documents their worldwide exploration of food and nature. As educators, Bergeron and Maret have been feature performers, guest lecturers, and music business presenters at Wayne State University, Cornerstone University, Central Michigan University, and Michigan State University.

Tue 14 Aug

Midwest Young Artists
Lang Lang Scholars

Midwest Young Artists Lang Lang Scholars

The Lang Lang Young Scholars are exceptional young pianists personally selected by 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 for its annual Summer Music Summit in Chicago. Every August since 2012, Young Scholars and MYAC students have worked together in a weeklong celebration of music. Scholars and students are placed in chamber music ensembles, assigned a piano concerto, and receive daily coaching from MYAC maestro Dr. Allan Dennis. The Scholars stay with MYAC families, building friendships and laying the groundwork for a network of musicians that will last a lifetime.

Tue 21 Aug

Glencoe Academy of Music
Kapsalis & Bendfeldt Guitar Duo

Kapsalis & Bendfeldt Guitar Duo

In their rewarding musical partnership, Kapsalis and Bendfeldt combine their talents for a unique and inspiring listening experience. Kapsalis draws from his Latin jazz, Balkan, and flamenco influences to interpret Bendfeldt’s already-accomplished South American, romantic, classical, and Spanish sound. Both have been performing artists for more than two decades and have performed in national and international festivals. Carlos Bendfeldt received his master’s degree in guitar performance from the Juilliard School of Music and owns Glencoe Academy of Music.

Immediately following the concert please join us for a tour of the Enabling Garden led by Alicia Green, Coordinator, Buehler Enabling Garden.

Tue 28 Aug

Music Institute of Chicago

Music Institute of Chicago

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. Offering musical excellence built on the strength of its distinguished faculty, commitment to quality, and breadth of programs and services, the Music Institute’s teachers reach thousands of students of all ages and levels of experience. Music Institute locations include Chicago, Evanston, Winnetka, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, and Downers Grove.

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