in-person and livestream concerts

Vadim Gluzman, artistic director / Angela Yoffe, executive director

Dear friends, our new onstage/offstage series brings the magic of the annual summer festival to downtown Chicago during the 2O2O-21 season. Now that guidelines are permitting in-person concerts we are so pleased to welcome you back inside the concert hall. Each event is presented live-in-person in the lovely recital hall at PianoForte Chicago Chicago’s premier downtown piano destination – and will livestream to homes around the world at the same time, your choice!

Sit back and relax with some of today’s most acclaimed classical artists as they perform beautiful music and discuss their fascinating, complex lives both on stage and off. Candid and captivating, each installment of the series unfurls like a conversation between old friends and reveals insight into the life of classical artists living in modern times.

We have curated these concerts to treat you to a compelling mix of music: from chamber music masterpieces, and original music by Charlie Chaplin, to the world premiere of a NSCMF commission by celebrated composer Avner Dorman. Stunning performances, laughter, and audience participation come together to create very special evenings that are sure to lift your spirits.

in-person ticket: $70 / livestream ticket: $20

See Upcoming ConcertsDownload Booklet (PDF)

Upcoming concerts

onstage/offstage spring series: two master classes and concert on April 10th at 7:30pm will have complimentary access and will be streamed on the NSCMF’s website and The Violin Channel.

Encore Concerts On-Demand

The Artists

Angela Yoffe

Vadim Gluzman

Paul Huang

Danbi Um

Amy Yang

Friedemann Eichhorn

Philippe Quint

William Wolfram

Johannes Moser

Ilya Shterenberg

Marta Aznavoorian

Mark Kosower

Julian Rhee *

Katherine Audas *

Janice Carissa

Tickets & Venue

Performances will be presented both live-in-person and by livestream on our website.

Attend in-person (limited seating):


Seating is limited. Join us in the recital hall at PianoForte Chicago, 2nd floor, 1335 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Livestream at home:


Concerts will livestream to audiences around the world from a special page on our website. Each streaming video will be available for 48 hours with this ticket purchase.


1234 S Michigan Avenue
Park Michigan Self Park Garage
Entrance on Michigan Avenue.

1255 S Michigan Avenue
Sky55 Garage
Entrance on S 13th Street.

Money back guarantee

If you purchase a ticket to attend in-person, and the concert can continue only in livestream format, we will happily refund that portion of the ticket price.
Questions? Send us an email at

Thank you!

NSCMF and its educational and outreach programs would not be possible without the generosity of those individuals and organizations:

If you would like to support onstage/offstage series with a donation, please visit the ‘Support’ page or call +1 847 37O 3984.


Thank you to our onstage/offstage series partners!