Performances

Performances

 Performers: to inquire about being on the Music on Madison series, click here

 

   

 

 

 

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March

 

 

 

21st, Saturday

Music on
Madison Series

7:30 pm 

 

Beethoven Project IV

Beethoven Project IV

Cello and Violin Sonatas

 

Join Rick Ferguson as he presents a lecture recital exploring in depth Beethoven's writing style in his early period for piano, violin and cello.  A look into the creative process of a young genius!

 

Artists: Sheila Hanford, violin; Sarah Beske, cello; Rick Ferguson, piano



$15 online or at the door

 

     

28th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm 

 

Brown Paper Tickets

Roy McGrath

Roy McGrath Quartet

Roy McGrath Quartet performing material from the new album Martha

 

“Martha” by the Roy McGrath Quartet is a series of eight compositions that encompass a homage to family, friends, and the human connection. Three arrangements and five originals pieces that reflect all ambits of relationships: healing, love, loss, dishonor, spirituality, gratitude, and others. Through these eight compositions I attempt to portray in sound the last four years of my life.

The album is dedicated to my grandmother, Martha Albelo whom was an amazing influence on my character and person.

 

 

Artists: Roy McGrath, saxophone; Joaquin Garcia, piano; Kitt Lyles, bass; Joaquin Garcia, piano 

$15 online or at the door

April 

     

4th, Friday

Music on
Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

  

Bow and Hammer

Bow and Hammer

the A-list of B's: music of Beethoven, Britten, and Beach

 

Join Bow & Hammer and enjoy an evening of contrasting works for violin and piano. Sonatas and suites by "B" composers with stories to accompany. BEETHOVEN/ Sonata No 8 for violin & piano. BRITTEN/ Suite Op 6. BEACH/ Sonata for violin & piano.

Artists: Kathryn Satoh, violin, Elizabeth Newkirk, piano

 

$15 online or at the door

     


17th, Friday

Music on
Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

   

Fourth Coast Ensemble

Fourth Coast Ensemble

Chantez! Songs of Massenet, Boulanger, and Messiaen

 

Chantez = Sing! Chicago's own vocal chamber quartet, Fourth Coast Ensemble, presents an evening of French art song. The program will feature works for vocal quartet, duos, and solo voice to showcase the variety that can be found within French song. The listener will be delighted by the selected songs - some of which are rarely performed, but are true gems indeed. Join us for this casual evening of French song (translations provided!), followed by a light reception.

Artists:  Karen Ann Baron, soprano; Bridget Skaggs, mezzo-soprano; Zachary Vanderburg, tenor; Reuben Lillie, baritone

 

$15 online or at the door

 

 

 

 

25th, Saturday

Music on
Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

   Folk Songs and Duets

Inspired by Folk Music 

Art Songs and Duets

 

Soprano Karen Ann Baron and mezzo-soprano Sammi Block join forces with pianist Jennifer McCabe for an evening of songs and duets, sure to appeal to both classical music and folk music appreciators. Did you know many of the great composers were greatly inspired by folk music? This program explores this topic through vocal music, and features selections from many different countries: Beethoven, Britten, Copland, de Falla, Dvorak, and more! Special appearances by Louisa Blood (violin) and Sarah Beske (cello).

 

Artists:  Karen Ann Baron, soprano; Sammi Block, mezzo-soprano; Jennifer McCabe, piano; Louisa Blood, violin; Sarah Beske, cello             

$15 online or at the door

May

     

 2nd, Saturday

Music on
Madison Series


7:30 pm




 

Beethoven V

Beethoven Project V: Rick's Birthday Bash

Bagatelles, Trios and Sonatas

 

Celebrate Rick's birthday as he shares favorite works from the Beethoven canon.  An evening of beautiful and transcendant music with friends! 

 

Artists:  Sheila Hanford, violin; Veronica Nettles, cello; Rick Ferguson, piano


 

$15 online or at the door

 

       

8th, Friday

Music on
Madison Series

7:30 pm



 



Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Cinematic Guitar Poetry

 

Japanese guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

"chops, warmth and passion. Zealously recommended!" -Jazz Review.com


Artists: Hiroya Tsukamoto, guitars

$15 online or at the door

       

 

 

 This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency