OUR PROGRAMS

We are committed to bringing artistic performances of the highest caliber to an ever-increasing audience.

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Enjoying a dedicated weekly audience, this year-round series features solo and ensemble performances that showcase emerging classical artists. Free every Wednesday at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. Click below to learn more and view the schedule.

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Rush Hour Concerts

Now a beloved Summer tradition, the series brings 13 weeks of free, world-class chamber music to Chicago, every Tuesday, June through August during the evening rush hour at St. James Cathedral. Click below to view the 2017 Summer Season schedule.

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Live Music Now!

This program brings the experience and joy of live performances to over 45,000 Chicago Public School students through in-school recitals and Young People’s Concerts. Read more about it by clicking below.

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Ensembles in Residence

Through collaboration with music schools and CPS, these intensive, multi-session ensemble residencies allow students to interact for free with working professional musicians as mentors and teachers in their own communities. Click below to find out more.

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Make Music Chicago

Make Music Chicago is a one-day, citywide, free music festival taking place annually on the Summer Solstice, June 21, and is completely free for musicians and audiences alike. Learn more about the 7th annual Make Music Chicago by clicking below.

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Do-It-Yourself Messiah

A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah is an opportunity for amateur and professional musicians to join forces with an audience-based chorus of thousands to perform Handel’s masterpiece during two December performances at the Harris Theater. Find out more about this annual event, click below.

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LEARN

PARTICIPATE

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Enjoying a dedicated weekly audience, this year-round series features solo and ensemble performances that showcase emerging classical artists. Free every Wednesday at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. Click below to learn more and view the schedule.

READ MORE

Live Music Now!

This program brings the experience and joy of live performances to over 45,000 Chicago Public School students through in-school recitals and Young People’s Concerts. Read more about it by clicking below.

READ MORE

Make Music Chicago

Make Music Chicago is a one-day, citywide, free music festival taking place annually on the Summer Solstice, June 21, and is completely free for musicians and audiences alike. Learn more about the 7th annual Make Music Chicago by clicking below.

Photo by Elliot Mandel

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Rush Hour Concerts

Now a beloved Summer tradition, the series brings 13 weeks of free, world-class chamber music to Chicago, every Tuesday, June through August during the evening rush hour at St. James Cathedral. Click below to view the 2017 Summer Season schedule.

Photo by Elliot Mandel

READ MORE

Ensembles in Residence

Through collaboration with music schools and CPS, these intensive, multi-session ensemble residencies allow students to interact for free with working professional musicians as mentors and teachers in their own communities. Click below to find out more.

READ MORE

Do-It-Yourself Messiah

A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah is an opportunity for amateur and professional musicians to join forces with an audience-based chorus of thousands to perform Handel’s masterpiece during two December performances at the Harris Theater. Find out more about this annual event, click below.

READ MORE

Special Events

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