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For over four decades, making free music performances and education available to all

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International Music Foundation

In October 2016 two of Chicago’s most distinguished presenting organizations, the International Music Foundation and Rush Hour Concerts, merged under a singular banner expanding our reach and providing even more performance opportunities to established and emerging musicians. The new International Music Foundation unites the visions of the founders of each organization, Al Booth and Deborah Sobol: that everyone deserves access to the joy and transformative power of live musical performances.

OUR PROGRAMS

Committed to presenting high caliber artistic performances

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts feature solo and ensemble performances that showcase emerging classical performers. They take place every Wednesday of the year at 12:15 p.m. in Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center.
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Rush Hour Concerts

Rush Hour Concerts present the best of Chicago-based classical artists in chamber music recitals.  The 13 concert series, offering 30-minute concerts in an engaging and accessible location, is held on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer at 5:45 p.m. at St. James Cathedral.

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Live Music Now!

IMF brings the experience of live performances to thousands of Chicago Public School students through In-School recitals performed by professional ensembles, and through a monthly Young People’s Concert series at the Chicago Cultural Center and Kenwood Academy.

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Ensembles in Residence

IMF partners with many of Chicago’s finest classical ensembles, including Avalon Quartet, Axiom Brass, Third Coast Percussion and Spektral Quartet, to develop curriculum and partner with after-school music programs to allow students to interact with professional musicians.

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Make Music Chicago

Make Music Chicago is a one-day, citywide, free music festival that takes place annually on the Summer Solstice, June 21, and is completely free for musicians and audiences. Joining other cities worldwide in this international Fête de la Musique day, amateurs and professionals flock to venues across Chicago to experience the joy of making music together.

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Do-It-Yourself Messiah

A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah brings together a world-class conductor and soloists, an all-volunteer orchestra of local professional and amateur musicians and thousands of chorus/audience in a thrilling performance of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah.

OUR PROGRAMS

Committed to presenting high caliber artistic performances

LISTEN

LEARN

PARTICIPATE

9

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts feature solo and ensemble performances that showcase emerging classical performers. They take place every Wednesday of the year at 12:15 p.m. in Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center.
9

Live Music Now!

IMF brings the experience of live performances to thousands of Chicago Public School students through In-School recitals performed by professional ensembles, and through a monthly Young People’s Concert series at the Chicago Cultural Center and Kenwood Academy.

9

Make Music Chicago

Make Music Chicago is a one-day, citywide, free music festival that takes place annually on the Summer Solstice, June 21, and is completely free for musicians and audiences. Joining other cities worldwide in this international Fête de la Musique day, amateurs and professionals flock to venues across Chicago to experience the joy of making music together.

Photo by Elliot Mandel

9

Rush Hour Concerts

Rush Hour Concerts present the best of Chicago-based classical artists in chamber music recitals.  The 13 concert series, offering 30-minute concerts in an engaging and accessible location, is held on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer at 5:45 p.m. at St. James Cathedral.

Photo by Elliot Mandel

9

Ensembles in Residence

IMF partners with many of Chicago’s finest classical ensembles, including Avalon Quartet, Axiom Brass, Third Coast Percussion and Spektral Quartet, to develop curriculum and partner with after-school music programs to allow students to interact with professional musicians.

9

Do-It-Yourself Messiah

A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah brings together a world-class conductor and soloists, an all-volunteer orchestra of local professional and amateur musicians and thousands of chorus/audience in a thrilling performance of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah.

Photo by Elliot Mandel

PERFORMANCES THIS MONTH

august, 2017

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1aug5:15 pm- 6:15 pmQuartet Festival IV5:15 pm - 6:15 pm CST St. James CathedralPrograms:Rush Hour Concerts

2aug12:15 pm- 1:00 pmKarén Hakobyan, Piano12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

8aug5:45 pm- 6:15 pmLyric Shorts5:45 pm - 6:15 pm CST St. James CathedralPrograms:Rush Hour Concerts

9aug12:15 pm- 1:00 pmMischa Bouvier, Baritone & Yegor Shevtsov, Piano12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

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