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January

 

 

 

24th, Friday

Folk at the Madison

7:30 pm

 

Brown Paper Tickets  


Tom Kastle and Andrew Calhoun


Tom Kastle and Andrew Calhoun                          

In Concert

Andrew & Tom are old friends who both write songs and sing lots of traditional material. They will play solo and do a few together. After two fine shows with the Madison Folk Music Society and at the legendary folk club, Cafe Carpe, Andrew and Tom are bringing their music back to the Chicago area. Andrew Calhoun's music is both innovative and rooted in tradition. Tom Kastle has one foot in the modern singer/songwriter world and the other planted in the traditional maritime realm where he is a shanty and ballad singer and a tall ship captain.

Artists:  Tom Kastle and Andrew Calhoun     

$15 online or at the door


 

 

 

 

31st, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm 

 

Merideth Hite


Merideth Hite

The Winter's Passed

 

Merideth Hite, Musical Offering faculty and member of Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble, presents new and old classics for oboe to keep you warm on a winter's night. Works of Bach, Barber, and Barlow, also featuring the lush Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano by Charles Loeffler.

 

Artists: Merideth Hite - oboe, Rick Ferguson - piano, Clark Carruth - viola

$15 online or at the door


 

February      

14th, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Fourth Coast Ensemble


Fourth Coast Ensemble

Amour, Amor, Amore

Valentine's Day dinner/concert special! - Purchase concert tickets online or at the door for $2 off the normal general admission price of $15. Then, stop by The Musical Offering anytime after 5:30pm on Friday, Feb. 14 to pick up special dinner coupons to Trattoria D.O.C. (walking distance from The Musical Offering) to receive 10% off your dinner. You can purchase tickets at The Musical Offering with cash, check, or credit card. Email operations@themusicaloffering.org for more information.

This Valentine's Day, join Chicago's own Fourth Coast Ensemble as they present this creative program that will take the audience on a journey through the many themes of love: flirtation, love at first sight, dreams, devotion, unrequited love, and beyond. The vocal chamber program will be full of musical dialogue and variety, including music from multiple musical periods and languages (translations provided), and featuring ensemble pieces as well as solo works. 

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

$13 Valentine's Day Special - online or at the door


 March    


7th, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

  

 

Nettles and Ferguson


Veronica Nettles and Rick Ferguson

In Concert

A concert of cello & piano sonatas! The program will include sonatas by Bach, Myaskovsky and Poulenc. Cellist Veronica Nettles, a founding member of the Kaia String Quartet has performed throughout Canada and the USA in Classical, Jazz and World-Music genres, nurturing an interest in innovative collaborations in addition to the standard canon of classical repertoire. A two-time winner of the Alys R. Stephens Piano Competition, winner of an Obelisk Award for excellence in the performing arts and the inaugural winner of the Brazos Valley Young Artists Competition, Mr. Ferguson has a wide range of musical interests, from the standard repertoire to new music. 

Artists:  Veronica Nettles - cello, Rick Ferguson - piano

$15 online or at the door


 

 

 

 

8th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

   Brahms


Brahms!

Music of Johannes Brahms

 

The fire and soul of Brahms in one evening! This Romantic program will include his clarinet trio, art songs for solo, duo and trio, intermezzi and more. A unique and appealing concert sure to appeal to both beginner and connoisseur.

 

Artists:  Sammi Block-mezzo soprano, Marla Aviva Bentley-soprano, Kurt Bjorling-clarinet, Ruth Rozen-cello, Jennifer McCabe-piano                

$15 online or at the door


 

 

 


28th, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

Kaia


Kaia String Quartet 

With Stephen Balderston

 

Kaia String Quartet will be joining forces with cellist, Stephen Balderston performing Schubert's Cello Quintet. Opening the program will be Beethoven Op. 132.

 

Artists: Victoria Moreira and Naomi Culp - violin, Sixto Franco Chorda - viola, Veronica Nettles and Stephen Balderston - cello

$15 online or at the door


 

 

 


29th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

 

Messiaen


Quartet for the End of Time

 

Olivier Messiaen's seminal chamber work of transcendence.  Messiaen's most significant composition, the Quartet for the End of Time, received its premiere performance on January 15, 1941 under extraordinary and unusual circumstances. Messiaen wrote the work while a captive in a German prisoner of war camp during World War Two. That camp was the Stalag VIII A, located near the town of Görlitz-Moys in Silesia, Germany.

Artists: James Falzone - clarinet, Rebekah Cope - violin, Karen Schulz-Harmon - cello, Rick Ferguson - piano

 $15 online or at the door


April

     

4th, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm 

 

Orlando's Dream


Orlando's Dream

A Consort of Clarinets 

Orlando's Dream presents a feast of music by Gibbons, John Jenkins, Thomas Lupo, Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell, with special appetizers and desserts by J. S. Bach and Scott Joplin.

Artists:  Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet, Don Jacobs - clarinet, Kurt Bjorling, basset-horn and E-flat clarinet

 

$15 online or at the door


 

 

   

5th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

 



Liederabend

Liederabend
A Night of German Song

 

Sopranos Karen Ann Baron and Victoria Holland join pianist Rick Ferguson for a program of German art song. 

 

 

Artists: Karen Ann Baron and Victoria Holland - sopranos, Sammi Block - mezzo-soprano, Nate Raskin - piano

 

$15 online or at the door


 

       

24th, Thursday

Regular Concert Series

7:30 pm

 

Brown Paper Tickets

 

Merging Voices


Merging Voices

Fonema Consort & Voix de Stras'

MERGING VOICES is a collaborative project between Fonema Consort and the contemporary vocal ensemble Voix de Stras', based in Strasbourg, France. The collaboration includes the commission of four pieces by composers based both in Chicago (Pablo Chin and Morgan Krauss) and Strasbourg (Clara Olivares and Ivan Solano) and are composed specifically for members of both ensembles.

MERGING VOICES focuses on the ensembles common commitment to explore vocal possibilities in the music of today.

Voix de Stras' is a vocal ensemble based in Strasbourg, France, which focuses on music by contemporary composers. 

"Supported by the Institut Français in Paris (http://www.institutfrancais.com/en/classical-and-contemporary-music)"

Composers: Pablo Chin, Clara Olivares, Morgan Krauss, Ivàn Solano, Mauricio Pauly, Heitor Parra and Nikolett Burzinska

Voix de Stras', dir. Catherine Bolzinger and  Fonema Consort featuring guest mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Butcher. 

$15 online or at the door/$10 student price at the door


May

     

 2nd, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm




 

Ricks Bday bash


"It's Elemental!" Rick's Birthday Bash

with the Ondas Ensemble

Artistic Director Rick Ferguson celebrates his birthday with a musical exploration of Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and Spirit. Featured works are Maurice Ravel's Piano Trio, Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara's "The Fire Sermon", "Sertao Carioca" by Brazil's Jovino Santos Neto and more!  

Music is an elemental part of our shared humanity--you're invited to share this evening with Rick and some of his very special friends.

Artists:  Victoria Holland - soprano, Julie Koidin - flute, Victoria Moreira - violin, Veronica Nettles - cello, Rick Ferguson - piano

$15 online or at the door


 

 

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