Performances

Performances

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February       

6th, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

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Super Temporal Voices

Super | Temporal | Voices

super/temporal/voices will feature performances by Owen Davis & Alejandro Acierto Duo, Leia Slosberg, Kayleigh Butcher & Bethany Younge, and Eric Hollander.

Owen Davis and Alejandro Acierto will do an improvised set on percussion, clarinet, voice, and electronics.

Kayleigh Butcher, soprano, will do a structured improvisation with tape by Amanda Feery, as well as perform a collaborative piece with Bethany Younge.

Leia Slosberg, a professional flutist currently residing in Boston, will premier three new compositions by Heather Stebbins, Ben Wylie, and Bethany Younge. All three pieces, specifically composed for Leia, prioritize the voice in some fashion.

In between each set Eric Hollander will perform short excerpts on viola while reciting poetry.

$15 online or at the door

       

28th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

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Kaia Quartet

 Kaia String Quartet

 

The 2015 Latino Music Festival quartet-in-musical residence comes back to the Music on Madison Series to present an eclectic program of three of the greatest composers: Joseph Haydn, Igor Stravinsky and, Edward Grieg.

Program includes Haydn´s "The Joke", "trois pièces per quartour à cordes" by Stravisnky, and the influential string quartet op. 27 no 1 by Grieg.

 

$15 online or at the door

March

 

 

 

13th, Friday

Musical Offering
Special Event

7:30 pm

 

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Choro

Choro de Lá pra Cá
Fundraiser Concert for the Choro Radio Project featuring Choro de Lá pra Cá & Chicago area choro musicians


 

Please join us in welcoming the U.S. debut of this Braziilian/American choro collaboration. Choro de Lá pra Cá was formed in Natal, Brazil this past summer. They will be joined by Brazilian singer Camila Masiso. Opening the evening will be performances by local Chicago area Brazilian musicians including Paulinho Garcia, Heitor Garcia, and Renato Anesi in a "roda de choro." The event is a fundraiser to support Julie Koidin's nationally syndicated choro radio project on WFMT as well as to begin a Brazilian music concert series and educational program at the Musical Offering. All donations are tax-deductible. 

$20 online or at the door. Donations welcome!

       

14th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm 

 

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Beethoven and Haydn

Beethoven Project: "Razumovsky"

with music of Haydn and Morehead

 

To complement The Musical Offering's exploration of Beethoven's chamber works, Musical Offering faculty and guest artists perform Beethoven's String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor. This dramatic and daring quartet is one of the "Razumovsky" quartets from Beethoven's prolific middle period. Like his other middle period quartets, it is deeply satisfying for performers, and continues to captivate listeners.

The program opens with music featuring the flute: Haydn's delightful London Trio No. 1 for flute, violin and cello, and a lyrical piece by Chicago-based composer Patricia Morehead called The Edible Flute. Flutist Caroline Pittman will be joined by special guest pianist Philip Morehead.

Artists: Louisa Blood, violin; Rebekah Cope, violin; Ben Weber, viola; Sarah Beske, cello; Caroline Pittman, flute; Philip Morehead, piano

$15 online or at the door

       

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 

 

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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; Gustavo Cortiñas, drums 

$15 online or at the door

April 

     

4th, Saturday

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, Messiaen, and L. Boulanger

 

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; Jeremy Johnson, baritone; Brian Locke, piano; Sophie Bouwsma, violin

 

$15 online or at the door

       

18th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

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Outer Voices

OV@MO





Outer Voices will make its Evanston debut at The Musical Offering with a showcase of some of our favorite pieces from previous concerts as well as a preview of upcoming ones. Featured is Four Voices, a new work by Chicago composer Nomi Epstein, accompanied by other contemporary pieces as well as two amazing vocal trios from the fourteenth century, Machaut's Ballade 17 and Solage's Fumeux fume par fumée. 

 

 

$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

       

23rd, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm 

 

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mocrep

Mocrep presents Diels, Lyle, & Younge

In its Evanston debut, Mocrep will present works by 3 young, female composers – Natacha Diels, Jenna Lyle, and Bethany Younge. The program will include the world premiere (and Mocrep commission!) of Bethany Younge's Her I Is She This.

Program:
Natacha Diels: Second Nightmare, for Kiku (2013) for violin & 2 assistants
Jenna Lyle: Stitch (2013, 2015) for flute & percussion with fabric installation
Bethany Younge: Her I Is She This (2015) for recorder, double bass, & 2 percussionists

Mocrep is a Chicago-based ensemble dedicated to performing music that engages with contemporary culture - aesthetically, socially, and politically. We specialize in 21st century chamber works that blur the distinction between music, theater, and performance art to expose and reimagine the role of performance in contemporary society.

$15 online or at the door

 

 

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

 

 



 

 

Program:
Natacha Diels: Second Nightmare, for Kiku (2013) for violin & 2 assistants