Music Institute Showcases In-House Talent with Opus 10 Faculty Extravaganza

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The Music Institute of Chicago, celebrating 10 years of performances at Nichols Concert Hall, presents the impassioned virtuosity and artistry of members of its strings, piano, and voice faculty in “Opus 10 Faculty Extravaganza” Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. 

In keeping with the 10th anniversary theme, Music Institute piano faculty, including Inah Chiu, Alexander Djordjevic, Elaine Felder, Matthew Hagle, Brenda Huang, Grace Juang, Katherine Lee, Sung Hoon Mo, and Ligia Takei perform the 12 Etudes of Frederic Chopin, Op. 10, which contains such well-known and beloved pieces as the Black Keys Etude (Op. 10, No. 5) and the Revolutionary Etude (Op. 10, No. 12). Additional Music Institute faculty members, including Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, Susan Charles, Daniel Golden, Sang Mee Lee, Barbara Ann Martin, and Michael O’Mara, perform 10 individual dance pieces by Johannes Brahms, including arrangements for klezmer ensemble, vocal duet, violin and piano, and piano for four hands.

Music Institute of Chicago faculty

The Music Institute’s outstanding and caring faculty makes it unique among music schools. Comprising warm, engaging, experienced, and dedicated educators and performers, the nearly 200 faculty members hold degrees from some of the world’s finest schools of music. Each has a passion for community music education and a track record as an outstanding studio, classroom, or ensemble teacher. Many Music Institute faculty members perform regionally, nationally, and internationally and are featured as guest master class clinicians, panelists, and adjudicators.


Music Institute of Chicago

The Music Institute of Chicago believes that music has the power to sustain and nourish the human spirit; therefore, our mission is to provide the foundation for lifelong engagement with music. Founded in 1931, the Music Institute has grown to become one of the three largest and most respected community music schools in the nation. Offering musical excellence built on the strength of its distinguished faculty, commitment to quality, and breadth of programs and services, the Music Institute is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Each year, the Music Institute’s teachers and arts therapists reach more than 10,000 students and clients of all ages and experience levels at campuses in Evanston, Winnetka, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest and Downers Grove, as well as through its longstanding partnership with the Chicago Public Schools. The Music Institute offers lessons, classes, and programs in four distinct areas: the Community School, Academy, Institute for Therapy through the Arts, and Nichols Concert Hall.

The Opus 10 Faculty Extravaganza takes place Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students, available online or 847.905.1500 ext. 108. All programming is subject to change.


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