Ars Musica Chicago

Announcing Our 2019 – 2020 Season

20 March Concert Cancelled/Postponed!

Friday, March 20, 2020, at 7:30 pm
An Evening at Café Zimmermann:  Bach Coffeehouse Concert
St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, 1424 N. Dearborn Pkwy., Chicago

     One of J.S. Bach’s greatest joys in life was directing and writing chamber music for the Collegium Musicum, a group of professional colleagues and students that regularly presented informal concerts at Gottfried Zimmermann’s coffeehouse in Leipzig.  Join us for our 4th annual Bach Coffeehouse Concert, on the eve of Bach’s 335th birthday, as we recreate one of casual evenings of chamber music with works by Bach, Handel, Telemann, and others.  Enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or a glass of wine by the fireside, and let us take you on a musical journey to the cozy confines of Café Zimmermann.  Admission is FREE; a free-will donation will be collected at the door.  Map.

20 March Concert Cancelled/Postponed!

     Because of the risk of COVID-19, St. Chrysostom’s Church is closed until March 30th and this concert (above) has been postponed indefinitely.  We are trying to reschedule this event to bring you this beautiful music as soon as possible.  Stay safe and healthy, and thank you for your support in these difficult and uncertain times.  We are currently still planning to perform the May concert (below) as scheduled.

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Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 7:30 pm
At Beethoven’s Hearth:  A 250th Birthday Celebration
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 4550 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago

     Join us for a special celebration marking Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday!  Born in 1770, Beethoven presided over the transition from the Classical to Romantic eras and forever changed the course of music history with his groundbreaking compositions and revolutionary spirit.  Ars Musica Chicago joins musicians around the globe to commemorate this momentous ‘Beethoven Year’ with a period instrument performance of his seminal song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte, featuring celebrated soprano Hannah De Priest and fortepianist Michael Pecak.  Prize-winning Cleveland-based violinist Allison Monroe, and Rochester-based cellist Cora Swenson Lee join them for a selection of instrumental chamber works, including Beethoven’s lively g-minor Cello Sonata, Op. 5 Nr. 2.  Admission is FREE; a free-will donation will be collected at the door.  Map.

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