Dear Friends,

Welcome to the North Shore Chamber Music Festival – the music makers!

With great excitement, joy and anticipation we invite you to our ninth season! For eight consecutive years we have presented on Chicago’s North Shore some of the greatest names in classical music, as well as the bright young talents united in the most extraordinary and exhilarating performances. Our concerts constantly receive rave reviews from press and audiences alike – seeing full houses night after night is most gratifying and heartwarming!

Following the great success of the 2018 edition, this season, on June 12, 14 and 15, 2019, at the historical Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, IL, you will see the return of our old friends – the brilliant Escher Quartet, artists of New York’s Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society; the principal cellist of Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower; back by popular demand is the incomparable violist and composer Atar Arad, presenting NSCMF’s new commission. Professor of double bass at the Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music Kurt Muroki, member of the American Brass Quintet, professor of french horn at the Juilliard School Eric Reed, and the principal bassoonist of the Milwaukee Symphony Catherine Chen are among the musicians gathered for the performance of the glorious Schubert Octet. We are thrilled to welcome back one of our founding musicians violinist Lisa Shihoten, and Festival’s favorite clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg.

The Festival is proud to continue our educational initiatives – designed to support the bright new talents, the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund will award its 2019 scholarship to a talented young pianist from Indonesia, a star student at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia Janice Carissa. As every year, we are pleased to welcome back the brilliant students of the Betty Haag Academy of Music.

From the extraordinary blockbusters of Beethoven, Mozart and Dvorak to the world premiere of String Trio by Festival’s own Atar Arad; from incredible discovery of Antonin Reicha to the beauty and grandeur of Schubert – there is something for everyone! Not to be missed is our Grand Finale – The Virtuoso Parade. Come and experience the astounding virtuosity of our artists – a dream team is assembled for the performance of Mendelssohn’s brilliant String Octet!

We look forward to welcoming you in June to the North Shore Chamber Music Festival – the music makers!

Yours truly,

Vadim Gluzman
Artistic Director

Angela Yoffe
Executive Director