2-for-1 Tickets to Orion Ensemble
To conclude its 25th anniversary season, The Orion Ensemble welcomes back guest violist Stephen Boe and guest violinist Mathias Tacke for “Quintessential Quintets.” The program features Weber’s Quintet in B-flat Major for clarinet and string quartet, Op. 34; Gershwin’s Lullaby for string quartet (1919); and Dvořák’s Quintet No. 2 in A Major for string quartet and piano, Op. 81.
Performances take place Sunday, May 13 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva-Chapelstreet Church, 2300 South Street in Geneva; Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm at the Pianoforte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago; and Sunday, 27 at 7:30 pm at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
2-for-1 Tickets to Music Institute’s Academy Orchestra and Ilana Setapen
Concluding the Music Institute of Chicago’s Faculty and Guest Artist Series’ 2017–18 season, the Academy Orchestra performs with noted violinist Ilana Setapen. The program includes the Overture to Mozart’s opera The Impresario; Copland’s “Down a Country Lane,” and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 “Scottish.” Setapen joins the Orchestra for the program’s second half, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35.
Ilana Setapen is associate concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, a position she also held with the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra in Chicago for six years.
The concert takes place Saturday, May 26 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..
2-for-1 Tickets to The Front Page
The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) conclude the company’s 37th season with the gritty Chicago comedy The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. The Front Page is a madcap comedy with thrills and derring-do set in a 1920s Chicago newsroom.
Star reporter Hildy wants to break away from journalism by getting married and finding a respectable job. After a jailbreak, the escapee falls into Hildy’s hands as a hostage. Hildy finds a unique way to conceal his prize and phones his managing editor. Their job then becomes to prevent other reporters and the sheriff from discovering the hiding place and scooping their story. It’s a whirlwind wrap-up with Hildy finally making his breakaway – or so he thinks!
Performances are April 27-May 20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey in Chicago. Free parking is available in two lots. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability..