Wintertime Chamber Music Festival celebrates 25 several years

Northwestern University’s Bienen Faculty of Songs welcomes guest artists again to the stage in Wintertime 2022 with the return of two well-known concert sequence.

The 25th year of the Winter Chamber Music Competition runs from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15 and provides a journey by means of chamber music masterworks past and current.

“After far more than a year of separation, we are thrilled to come jointly once again to encounter the transformative and unifying ability of new music,” explained founding creative director Blair Milton, a Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist and an adjunct affiliate professor at the Bienen Faculty. “This yr we are privileged to welcome previous year’s artists to rejoice the 25th season of the Winter Chamber Audio Competition. If it is correct that very good things occur to these who wait, we foresee a stunning collection and appear forward to the exclusive collaboration the festival’s performers and viewers have relished for decades.”

For more than 50 a long time, pianist Jeffrey Siegel has shared the songs and stories behind generations of piano masterpieces by nicely-recognized composers with Chicagoland audiences. Siegel returns with a a few-concert Keyboard Conversations series (Feb. 11 to May perhaps 20).

The collection and packages are as follows:

Winter Chamber Tunes Pageant
Jan. 22 to Feb. 15, 2022
Select-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Generate, Evanston

Celebrating its 25th year, the Wintertime Chamber Tunes Festival explores chamber new music spanning hundreds of years and continents. This time, the festival welcomes again 3 award-successful ensembles.

• Miró Quartet
    7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22

Winner of an Emmy Award for their multimedia job “Transcendence” and the to start with ensemble to be awarded an Avery Fisher Profession Grant, the Miró Quartet done recently commissioned works with each other with new music of Dvořák and Schubert throughout the 2020-21 season. Their method characteristics audio of Ravel, Samuel Barber and Pulitzer Primary profitable American composer Kevin Places.

• Ying Quartet
    7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23

The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet’s recent seasons have highlighted performances with jazz pianist Billy Childs, a tour of China, live shows for the Philadelphia and Phoenix Chamber Tunes Societies and appearances as quartet-in-home at the Bowdoin Global Music Competition. Their method functions audio of Haydn, Zhou Extended, Tan Dun, Vivian Fung and Antonín Dvořák.

• Dover Quartet
   7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15

The Dover Quartet, at the moment the Bienen University of Audio Quartet-in-Home, counts amid its a lot of honors and awards an Avery Fisher Occupation Grant, Chamber New music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, Lincoln Center’s Hunt Loved ones Award and major prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Opposition and Fischoff Chamber Music Levels of competition. Their method options songs of Haydn, Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel
Feb. 11 to Could 20
Decide-Staiger Live performance Corridor, 50 Arts Circle Travel, Evanston

This 3-method collection, entering its 52nd year on Chicago’s North Shore, functions lively performances and insightful commentary by Siegel.
• Tunes of Pleasure and Peace: Beethoven, Schumann, Gershwin
   7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11

Siegel shares a application of tunes to uplift and to soothe. Beethoven’s “Rage Over a Dropped Penny,” Schumann’s attractive Aria, Copland’s humorous “The Cat and the Mouse” and Gershwin’s jazzy “I Obtained Rhythm” are just some of the limited is effective on this software to carry a lot-necessary joy and peace.

• The Glorious Tunes of Chopin
7:30 p.m., Friday, April 8

Heroic polonaises, soulful mazurkas, passionate études, dreamy nocturnes, vivacious waltzes and the not often read tarantella are featured in this evening of performs by just one of the world’s most well-liked, beloved composers.

• Evocative Visions: Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Liszt
7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20

Visually-encouraged musical masterpieces are the concentration of this live performance Rachmaninoff’s festive and passionate “Études-tableaux,” Debussy’s visionary “Préludes,” Liszt’s “Au bord d’une source” (By the Water) and “Il Pensieroso,” inspired by Michelangelo’s statue.

Subscriptions are now obtainable and may possibly be obtained by cellular phone at 847-467-4000 or in individual at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Push in Evanston 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday by way of Friday, and midday to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Reduced ticket business office hours through Northwestern University’s winter recess will be posted at

Single tickets for the Winter season Chamber Music Festival and Keyboard Conversations are $30 for common admission and $10 for entire-time learners with legitimate ID. Tickets are readily available on the web at

Patrons are recommended to test with location for most up-to-date updates on activities and protocols.

Bienen Faculty of New music is a member of the Northwestern Arts Circle, which delivers together movie, humanities, literary arts, tunes, theater, dance and visible arts.