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Saturday, January 20 . . . 7:00 PM



Schubertiade at The MO:

An Event to Celebrate the Music of Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

 

Artistic Director Rick Ferguson will be joined by MO faculty members Amanda Runge,faculty members Amanda Runge, mezzo soprano, and Veronica Nettles, cello, along with special guest Rachel Brown, violin, in a program of Schubert's solo piano, songs and chamber music.

- Piano Sonata in A Minor Op. 143
- Selected Songs
- Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B-Flat Major Op. 99


A wonderful evening of music -- and chocolate -- in our own Music on Madison salon!

Amanda Runge, mezzo soprano
Veronica Nettles Kolegas, cello
Rachel Brown, violin
Rick Ferguson, piano

   

Tickets:

Advance tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets.

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

General Admission -- $15
Non-Students (with photo ID) -- $10
MO Students -- FREE

Info:

Phone 847-866-6260 or email 

 

Sunday, January 21... 7:00 PM

The Chicago Choro Club and The MO present:

Duo Mandolim & Bass

with visiting Brazilian musicians
Ian Coury & Ebinho Cardoso

 

The Chicago Choro Club and The Musical Offering welcome this amazing duo of representing two generations of masters of Brazilan music – Ian Coury and Ebinho Cardoso. The duo tackles the rigor and spontaneity of classical Choro and Brazilian Samba, as well as original compositions. Their combined sound is marked in its uniqueness -- a blend of 15-year-old Ian’s staggering virtuosity coupled with Ebinho’s unique voice on the bass.

Come warm up your January Sunday with some hot Brazilian music!


Tickets:

Advance tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets.

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

General Admission -- $20
Non-Students (with photo ID) -- $15
MO Students, Chicago Choro Club students -- $10

Info:

Phone 847-866-6260 or email 

 

 

SPECIAL WORKSHOP! 

**NOTE: Ian Coury & Ebinho will also be holding a special workshop in Brazilian music as part of the Chicago Choro Club's regular weekly gathering at 11:30 AM on January 21st.

Non-CCC students are welcome to attend.

Reservations can be made here!


Ian Coury. mandolin

Mandolin player Ian Coury was born in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia. At 8 years old, he started playing the instrument and chose Choro as his musical genre. His inspirations came from mandolinists such as Jacob do Bandolim, Hamilton de Holanda, and Armandinho Macedo.

Now at the ripe old age of 15, Ian has already been recognized by the Sciences, Arts, History and Literature Brazilian Academy as a Highlighted musician. Also, he has participated in renowned programs such as Global Strings Intensive Course (2015) and Summer Five Week both organized by Berklee College of Music. As a solo mandolinist, Ian performed three well-received shows at the famous Club of Choro in Brasilia.


Ebinho Cardoso, bass

At age 40, Ebinho is an acknowledged virtuoso on his instrument. Due to the uniqueness of his music and technique, he is one of the most respected Brazilian bassists performing today. A composer, arranger, singer and researcher, Ebinho uses atypical elements of the electric bass, fully exploring the range of possibilities. In addition using bass as an accompanying instrument or as a solo instrument, he has found a unique way of playing chords on the bass that characterize his playing style; a style that combines precision and refinement.

In part, he is able to achieve his sound by tuning his instrument in new ways and at higher pitches. His music blends traces of jazz with the idiosyncrasies of classical music interwoven with the rich sounds of his native Brazil. The result of his years of study is his book, "Harmony and Chord Dictionary as Applied to the Electric Bass."

Saturday, March 9... 7:30 PM

Ursa Ensemble

The Chicago-based Ursa Ensemble’s mission is to present unexpected and engaging chamber music concerts that are designed to improve the audience listening experience, energize local arts communities and cultivate new audiences.

Ursa is planning a program of masterworks featuring Stravinsky's Soldier Tale Suite for violin. clarinet and piano, Beethoven's Eyeglasses Duet, and a work commissioned from Jordan Jenkins, If/Then/Else.

 

Tickets:

Advance tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets.

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

General Admission -- $15

Non-Students (with photo ID) -- $10

MO Students -- FREE
 

Info:

Phone 847-866-6260 or email 

 

 

The Ursa Ensemble:

Rachel Brown, violin
Jonathan Hannau, piano
Nicholas Jeffrey, viola
Veronica Nettles Kolegas, cello
Joe Sanchez, clarinet