Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street

All performances are held in Preston Bradley Hall on the third floor. The 45-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.

BALLET CHICAGO & MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS - Thursday, November 13, 2014

Young Artists for Young Audiences
For the fourth consecutive year, Artistic Director Daniel Duell of Ballet Chicago and Music Director Allan Dennis of Midwest Young Artists collaborate in a special program of live music and dance.  Ballet Chicago Studio Company members will dance to new choreography by four rising dance-makers set to beautiful classical music played live.  The program will also include excerpts from the delightful "Nutcracker," and an audience-participation mini-lesson in ballet.   Don’t miss!

SOUTH SHORE OPERA QUARTET - Thursday, December 18, 2014

Come broaden your musical horizons! The Quartet, comprised of a soprano, tenor, bass and a pianist, will present selections from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto, as well as other pieces from standard operas and musical theater.  Discussing vocal technique, musical terms unique to opera and classical music, this performance will captivate the mind, stimulate the imagination and sooth the soul.   Includes audience participation and question/answer segment at the end of the performance.

MICHAEL SALTER QUARTET - Thursday, January 22, 2015

This group draws on elements of acoustic jazz, rock and electronic music. Through the medium of minimalist frameworks and through-composed compositions, the members of the ensemble are able to artistically express themselves both individually and as a collective. Complex yet visceral, this Quartet creates music that transcends genre while being intellectually stimulating and yet still connecting with the soul of the listener. 

THE GRAY PIANO TRIO - Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Trio's enchanting program sheds light on the wonders of Classical music.  With a stroll through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, we learn about the properties that make the violin, cello and piano work, as well as some basic musical terms.  Performing an array of Classical music's greatest hits, this program will leave you humming a tune and wanting more. 

GUITARRAS DE ESPAÑA - Thursday, March 26, 2015

A beautiful dancer is accompanied by the Spanish guitar and a variety of percussion instruments.   This world music and dance performance presents a program of traditional Spanish guitar music and dance fused with elements of Indian, African, and Arab musical backgrounds.  The fusion of these styles completes the unique combination of sounds and grooves that is Las Guitarras de España. 


Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) Debut Orchestra will present a concert of European and American music from the 18th and 19th centuries. Between each piece, conductor Terrance M Gray, along with members of the predominantly middle school-aged orchestra, will demonstrate individual instruments and take questions from the audience.

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PROJECT ENSEMBLE with NICOLE NOLAND, guest dance artist - Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Dance, Drum and Song of Cuba          
The music and dance of Cuba celebrate the rich beauty of the island’s African and Spanish roots. Whether they are singing to the rhythms of batá drums or dancing rumba to the beat of the congas, the artists of CMP bring the people and history of Cuba to life in Chicago. Come share the drumming, sing the songs, and move to the music of our Caribbean neighbors!

ALLIANCE BRASS QUINTET - Thursday, May 28, 2015

Musical Fun!
This concert program features upbeat music designed to engage young audiences.  It is full of exciting music ranging from the Renaissance to Jazz and beyond.  This program is designed to provoke interest and excitement about music while having fun!  Plenty of student/musician interaction.

30 East Adams, Suite 1206
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312/670-6888
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