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 1st and 4th Monday concerts:
- TBD March 26, 12:15pm
- Rossini: Quartet for Strings Joseph Genualdi, Jasmine Lin, violin, Clancy Newman, cello, Brad Opland, bass April 2, 12:15pm
- TBD April 23, 12:15pm
- French music for bassoon and strings Dennis Michel, bassoon May 7, 12:15pm
- TBD May 28, 12:15pm
- Music for trumpet and strings Barbara Butler, trumpet June 4, 12:15pm
Upcoming Wednesday Dame Myra Hess Memorial concerts (Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live):
- Rachel Lee Priday, violin David Kaplan, piano March 21, 2018
- Hannah Rose Kidwell, soprano Christina Guica, piano March 28, 2018
- Hee-Young Lim, cello TBA, piano April 4, 2018
- Marianna Prjevalskaya, piano April 11, 2018
- Joshua Brown, violin Milana Pavchinskaya, piano April 18, 2018
- Tomer Gewirtzman, piano April 25, 2018
- Peter Friis Johannson, piano May 2, 2018
- Alicia Choi, violin Futaba Niekawa, piano May 9, 2018
- Andrea Casarrubios, cello Ronaldo Rolim, piano May 16, 2018
- Alexandra Joan, piano May 23, 2018
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.