The Orion Ensemble opens its 2016-17 season with “Collage of Colors,” welcoming back highly respected Chicago violist Stephen Boe. The program includes a work written for Orion in 1996, James Wintle’s Pontoon-Bridge Miracle for clarinet, violin, and piano; Alexander von Zemlinsky’s Trio in D Minor for clarinet, cello, and piano, Op. 3; and two works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the Duo in B-flat Major for violin and viola, K. 424 and the Quartet in E-flat Major for violin, viola, cello, and piano, K. 493.
This performance takes place Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street in Geneva; Sunday, September 25 at 7:30 pm at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston; and Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm at the Pianoforte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The Music Institute of Chicago opens its 2016-17 season September 24 with “The Elements,” a program featuring more than 30 members of the Music Institute’s celebrated faculty members performing works about or inspired by the five elements: earth, water, air, fire, and spirit. Repertoire includes works by Piazzolla, Uebayashi, Villa-Lobos, Scraiabin, de Falla, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Barber, and Music Institute Composer-in-Residence Mischa Zupko.
The concert takes place Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 pm at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
WTTW Members have the exclusive opportunity to receive $10 off tickets to the World Premiere of the hilarious new rock musical Helldrivers of Daytona running September 8 through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street in Chicago.
With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin’ guitars. In Helldrivers of Daytona, tensions flare as drivers compete for the top slot in the 1965 Daytona Speedway Jackpot 500. The race for love and glory is on in this spoof of 1960s Elvis-style rock movies, a ride that’s fast, furious, and funny.