Chamber Mondays explore a rich diversity of chamber music, featuring Chicago’s most talented classical, jazz, and ethnic music instrumentalists and vocalists.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts (Wednesdays) features solo and ensemble performances of classical music that showcase emerging performers.
Location: 78 E. Washington St., Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd floor south, 312-744-6630.
Upcoming Chamber Mondays concerts:
- Mar. 17, 2017: Musicians Club of Women, The Award Winners in Concert Series featuring Bahareh Poureslami, lyric coloratura soprano, Harvey 2016
- Apr. 24, 2017: Musicians Club of Women, The Award Winners in Concert Series featuring Karisa Chiu, violin, Nerenberg 2016 and Inah Chiu, piano
- May 22, 2017: Musicians Club of Women, The Award Winners in Concert Series featuring Quinn Middleman, mezzo-soprano, Farwell 2016
- June 26, 2017: Musicians Club of Women, The Award Winners in Concert Series featuring Kaitlin Zardetto, mezzo-soprano, Newfield 2016
- July 24, 2017: Musicians Club of Women, The Award Winners in Concert Series featuring Lucie Ticho, cello, Farwell 2016
- Aug. 28, 2017: Musicians Club of Women, The Award Winners in Concert Series featuring Esther Nyberg, piano, Farwell 2016
Upcoming Dame Myra Hess Memorial concerts (Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at www.wfmt.com.):
- Garret Ross, Piano March 8, 12:15pm
- Donald Sinta Quartet (Saxophone Quartet) March 15, 12:15pm
- Yevgeny Yontov, Piano March 22, 12:15pm
- Siwoo Kim, Violin; Rachel Kudo, Piano March 29, 12:15pm
About the Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, was the first permanent Chicago Public Library after the original library was lost in the Chicago fire in 1871. In addition to the library the building was also a Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (on the north side) dedicated to Northern soldiers who fought in the Civil War. All the Civil War artifacts once displayed here are now located at the Harold Washington Library. Here’s the buildings extensive history.
The City of Chicago refers to it as “a People’s Palace – a celebration of the arts, education, Chicago, and the world.”
There is also a free building tour showcasing the Greek-inspired (north side) and Roman-inspired (south side) architecture, two domes (one of which is the world’s largest Tiffany Dome) and ornate multi-colored mosaics, marble and decorative molding.
Public Group Tours:
- Tours are presented Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1:15 pm.
- Tours meet in the Randolph Street lobby.
- The group will be limited to the first twenty people.
- To schedule tours for groups of ten or more at other times, contact Anna Marie Gazzi at 312.744.7917.
Private Group Tours:
- Trained docents will conduct free, prearranged private tours for adult groups on Mondays though Fridays, 9 am-3 pm.
- Private tours are not available during weekends.
- Private tours are designed for adults and teenagers 13 years and over.
- Group sizes are limited, call for details.
- Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the scheduled date by calling 312.744.7917.
- Private tours begin at the Chicago Cultural Center Information Desk in the Randolph Street lobby.
All self-guided group tours must check in with security upon entry.