2017-2018 Season

Five Sundays in Hyde Park, International House, 1414 E. 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois
Five Tuesdays in Gold Coast, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, Illinois

Join The Chicago Ensemble for its 41st season of eclectic classical chamber music performances, featuring Gerald Rizzer, artistic director/piano, and leading Chicago artists. Every concert offers a wide-ranging program of beloved masterworks, rarely heard gems and contemporary works by composers around the world. Enjoy an intimate setting, complimentary reception, and informal spoken program notes that provide the perfect chamber music experience.

Tickets:
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Program I: soprano, mezzo-soprano, violin, piano

Sunday, November 19 – 3pm International House
Tuesday, November 21 – 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church

  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
    Duets from Stabat Mater
    For soprano, mezzo-soprano, violin, and piano
    No. 9:  Quando corpus morietur
    No. 12: Sancta mater istud agas
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    For violin and piano
    Sonata No. 19 in Eb Major, K. 302
  • Johannes Brahms
    Selected Duets
    For soprano, mezzo-soprano, and piano
    Am Strande, op. 66 no. 3
    Die Schwestern, op. 61 no. 1
    Klange I, op. 66 no. 1
    Die Boten der Liebe, op. 61 no. 4
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Six Duets, op. 46
    For soprano, mezzo-soprano, and piano
    No. 6: Rassvet (Dawn)
    No. 4: Vogorode, vozle brudo (In the Garden, Near the Ford)
    No. 5: Minula strasst’ (The Passion has Passed)
  • Francis Poulenc
    Sonata for Violin and Piano (1943/49)

Program II: violin, viola, cello, piano

Sunday, January 28 – 3pm International House
Tuesday, January 30 – 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Quartet  No. 2 in Eb Major, K. 493
    For violin, viola, cello, and piano
  • Bohuslav Martinů
    Quartet (1942)
    For violin, viola, cello, and piano
  • Antonín Dvořâk
    Quartet No. 1 in D Major, op. 23
    For violin, viola, cello, and piano

Program III: clarinet, viola, piano

Sunday, March 25 – 3pm International House
Tuesday, March 27 – 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Trio in Eb Major, K. 498
    For clarinet, viola, and piano
  • Gordon Jacob
    Trio (1969)
    For clarinet, viola, and piano
  • Carl Reinecke
    Trio in A Major, op. 264
    For clarinet, viola, and piano

Program IV: soprano, flute, oboe, violin, cello, harpsichord

Sunday, April 22 – 3:00pm International House
Tuesday, April 24 – 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church

  • Alessandro Scarlatti
    Cantata:  Son contento di soffrire
    For soprano, cello, and harpsichord
  • Antonio Vivaldi 
    Chamber Concerto in G Minor,  RV 107
    For flute, oboe, violin, cello, and harpsichord
  • George Frideric Handel 
    German Aria No. 3:  Sűsse Blumen Ambraflocken, HWV 204
    For soprano, oboe, cello, and harpsichord
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch  
    Quadro In Bb Major
    For flute, oboe, violin, cello, and harpsichord
  • Bohuslav Martinů
    Promenades (1937/44)
    For flute, violin and harpsichord
  • Astor Piazzola   
    Histoire du Tango: Café 1930 (1986)
    For oboe and cello
  • Dominick Argento
    Six Elizabethan Songs (1962)
    For soprano, flute, oboe, violin, cello, and harpsichord

Program V: violin, cello, piano

Tuesday, May 29 – 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church
Sunday, June 3 – 3pm International House

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Trio No. 1 in Eb Major, op. 1 no. 1
    For violin, cello, and piano
  • Johannes Brahms
    Trio No. 2 in C Major, op. 87
    For violin, cello, and piano

Additional Programming

  • There will be another adult amateur chamber music player workshop Sunday, May 18, 10:00-5:00 at Pianoforte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave.
  • There will be a "Discover America" concert, but the date is not yet determined.