Best Upcoming Classical Music Performances In Chicago

Best Upcoming Classical Music Performances In Chicago
Chicago offers a plethora of musical performances and experiences; attending a classical music performance is a great way to experience the performing arts in the Windy City. There are a variety of classical music themes and venues offered in the city, but narrowing down the choices can be the most difficult decision. Here you will find the best upcoming classical music performances in Chicago.

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Jialiang Wu
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 670-6888

Date: Nov. 26, 2014

A solo piano concert performance of classical music by Jialiang Wu, as part of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts which showcase emerging performers, will be put on at the Chicago Cultural Center. Jialiang was born in China and attended the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as a student of Dachun You. He is currently in his first year of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree program with Alan Chow at Northwestern University.

Chicago Master Singers Christmas Concert 2014
Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Divine Word)
2001 Waukegan Road
Techy (Northbrook), IL 60082
(877) 825-5267

Date: Dec. 12, 2014

The music of Christmas with musicians of Ars Viva will be performed in mid-December. Last year’s Christmas concert included inspiring brass and organ performances; this year’s concert will include a large number of a cappella works and numerous brilliant arrangements for chorus, oboe and harp. E-tickets can be printed from the website or conventional tickets can be ordered for mail delivery or will call.

University Chorale and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-5441

Date: Nov. 15, 2014

Diverse musical approaches will be performed to express the human condition, from longing to celebration to division. Donald Nally is the conductor of this performance and tickets are very reasonable for patrons and students. A Pick-Staiger seating chart is available on the website and free parking is available on the weekends.

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Roosevelt University CCPA Symphony Orchestra
Harris Theater Millennium Park
205 E. Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 334-7777

Date: Nov. 20, 2014

This is a Chicago College of Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra performance and it will be directed by CCPA Orchestra director Emanuele Andrizzi and co-conductor Garry Clarke and it will feature soprano Brittany Loewen, who is one of the 2014 CCPA Solo Competition winners. Attending this classical music performance is a great way to support the performing arts at the college level and also hear and see upcoming young individuals who are fully vested in the performing arts.

315 E. St. Charles Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 279-4040

Date: Feb. 22, 2015

The classic and authentic musical performance will make one feel as if they are traveling to France in a concert entitled: “Paris Throughout the Centuries.” The flute, violin, cello and piano will offer an exciting range of classical music written in Paris or by Parisian composers.This musical performance will be presented in a venue located in a Chicago suburb which offers ample parking and is a lot closer to home than trying to take a trip to France.

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