Vadim Gluzman, artistic director / Angela Yoffe, executive director
Dear friends, our onstage/offstage series brings the magic of the annual summer festival to downtown Chicago during the 2021-22 season, complemented by online masterclasses that allow talented young musicians to be guided and encouraged by great artists of our day.
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!
We are thrilled to welcome our dear friends:
The husband and wife piano duo Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung in a thrilling program “La Valse”. Fall in love with grace, beauty and excitement of all-French program, culminating in Ravel’s most famous work – La Valse! Stunning virtuosity and extraordinary elegance of these two great musicians are unparalleled! Have a glass of Bordeaux and imagine yourself on Champs-Élysées!
Multi Grammy Award nominee, violinist extraordinaire Philippe Quint is back with the new multimedia show BETWEEN ANGELS and DEMONS – a program celebrating the 100 anniversary of the great Astor Piazzolla. A musical, historical, and deeply personal portrait of the great Tango Master – an evening not to be missed! Share the passion with a glass of Argentinian Malbec!
One of the greatest violinists of our day, winner of Grand Slam of violin competitions – Sibelius, Paganini and Tchaikovsky – Ilya Kaler is also an extraordinary pedagogue, Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music. We are privileged to have this incredible artist lead our Master’s Workshop – masterclass where he will share his experience and knowledge with the younger generation of musicians.
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.
in-person ticket: $50 / complimentary livestream
Sunday, December 05, 2021 - 12:00 PM (CDT)
A Violin Master Class
Professor Ilya Kaler
One of the most sought-after teachers in the world, the violin professor of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Encore Concerts On-Demand
Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 7:30 PM (CDT)
Astor Piazzolla Centennial Celebration
Between Angels and Demons
A Musical Portrait
Concept, narrations, visuals by Philippe Quint
Bax & Chung
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 7:30 PM (CDT)
with pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung
Friedemann Eichhorn, violin
Sunday, May 02, 2021 - 12:00 PM (CDT)
A Violin Master Class
Dr. Professor Friedemann Eichhorn, Director of the esteemed Kronberg Academy in an exclusive masterclass with extraordinary young violinists.
Danbi Um and Paul Huang
Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 7:30 PM (CDT)
Colors of Virtuosity
with violinists Danbi Um and Paul Huang
A concert not to be missed!
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 12:00 PM (CDT)
Johannes Moser: A Masters Workshop
Don’t miss this lively and enlightening masterclass by one of the world’s leading cellists!
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 7:30 PM (CDT)
2021 Stars of Tomorrow! Benefit Gala Concert
Inspiring performances by the young and brilliant recipients of the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund!
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 7:30 PM (CDT)
Romantic music of the Schumanns and Johannes Brahms.
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 7:30 PM (CDT)
The evolving musical world of Jewish and Israeli music.
Tickets & Venue
Performances will be presented both live-in-person and by livestream on our website.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org