Celebrate the Newberry Consort 25th Anniversary Season with Rosa das Rosas at 3:00 pm today at Alice Millar Chapel. Performances by soprano Ellen Hargis, four Medieval instrumentalists and the Newberry choir will be accompanied by projected images from the illustrated manuscripts of the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Tickets are $35 for the general public and $5 for students. For more information, call 312-890-2553 or visit www.newberryconsort.org/currentseason/rosa.shtml.
Tonight is the Chamber Music Gala at 7:30 pm, held in Evanston’s Lutkin Hall where Bienen School faculty violinist Gerardo Ribeiro, clarinetist Steven Cohen, hornist Gail Williams and pianist James Giles and their students will perform music by Mozart, Dohnanyi and others. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students.
Tomorrow, The Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM) present its FREE First Monday concert from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall, in the heart of Chicago, on 78 East Washington Street. The program features pieces by Chopin and Haydn performed by ensemble member Jasmine Lin, violin, and guest artists Sophie Shao, cello and Adam Golka, piano. The concert is also broadcast live on 98.7 WFMT.
In Tuning the Planet, acclaimed cellist, composer and producer Michael Fitzpatrick will perform his original compositions and musical meditations on the music of Bach, Ravel, Faure, Schubert and Casals at 7:00 pm on November 11 at Alice Millar Chapel on 1870 Sheridan Road.
Enjoy Vive la France! at 7:30 pm, on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, in Evanston’s Cahn Auditorium. Bienen School Director of Opera Michael Ehrman will direct and pianist Alan Darling will accompany Northwestern University voice and opera graduate students as they present scenes from Carmen, Manon and La Fille du regiment. Admission is $8 for the general public and $5 for students.
The Jewel Box Series at Northeastern Illinois University presents a program of Mozart, Strauss and more performed by violinist Elena Urioste and pianist Michael Brown at 8:00 pm on November 18 at the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue in Chicago. Parking is free and tickets are $10 to $25. Call 773-442-4636 or visit boxoffice.neiu.edu for more information.
The Music Institute of Chicago presents a Vamos Family Concert featuring Eugenia Monacelli (piano); her sister Almita Vamos (violin) and husband Roland Vamos (conductor); their sons Brandon Vamos (cello) and Rami Vamos (guitar) and their respective wives Simin Ganatra (violin) and Nurit Pacht (violin). Pieces by Chopin, Poulenc and Bach will be played at 7:30 pm on December 17 at Nichols Concert Hall on 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, and are available by caling 847-905-1500 ext. 108 or visiting musicinst.org.