J.S. Bach and Good Citizenship

Deborah Sobol, the founder of Rush Hour Concerts, was devoted to the music of J.S. Bach.  On July 15th, Rush Hour celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a program focused on Bach, featuring organ music performed by Bruce Barber as well as the Sones de México Ensemble...

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The Harmonic Alchemy of Gabriel Fauré

This month we've asked Winston Choi to share his thoughts on Gabriel Fauré. Please watch for Civitas Ensemble's performance of Gabriel Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor at the end of the month in our April newsletter.  Gabriel Fauré believed that "music exists to...

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Benjamin Britten and Echoes of Aldeburgh

This month we've asked Rush Hour Concerts Consulting Artistic Director Anthony Devroye to share his thoughts on Benjamin Britten. Please watch for Tony's performance of Benjamin Britten's Lachrymae: Reflections on a song of Dowland, Op. 48a for viola and piano at the...

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February 2014: Listening Moment Series

Brahms: Intermezzo, Op.118, No. 2 in A Major A hallmark of Rush Hour Concerts' mission is to make classical music accessible to everyone. With that in mind, we have developed the Listening Moments Series. Each month we will highlight a piece by a favorite composer,...

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Brahms and Our Passion

To honor Debbie Sobol's vision to provide a listening moment each month of 2014, Rush Hour Concerts' 15th anniversary year, we are pleased to share edited excerpts from her previous writings found in the RHC archives, that seem particularly appropriate for our current...

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Mozart and Our Humanity

The snow is swirling outside my window in Chicago as I write this on a mid-January morning. My thoughts turn to Austria - Vienna, to be specific - and what January in the mid-1700's must have been like. No central heating, no electricity, only the sounds of horses'...

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