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

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Previous concerts

Upcoming concerts

Spring 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 7:30 PM (CDT)

Stars of Tomorrow

Meet the young and brilliant recipients of the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund!

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 7:30 PM (CDT)

A Masters Workshop

Johannes Moser shares his experiences and insights into music making and the life of a world-class virtuoso.

Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 2:00 PM (CDT)

Johannes Moser in Recital

An intimate encounter with the cello

The Artists

Marta Aznavoorian

Philippe Quint

Johannes Moser

Katherine Audas *

Julian Rhee *

Janice Carissa

Mark Kosower

Angela Yoffe

Vadim Gluzman

Ilya Shterenberg

William Wolfram

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.
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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!