On December 1, experience an Evening of Brass at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, followed by Viva l’Italia performed by the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra (December 3); the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra (December 5); and the Symphonic Band (December 6) on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. The school’s Skyline Piano Artist Series presents a Stephen Hough recital (December 3) at its Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall where the Contemporary Music Ensemble will also perform (December 4). For tickets and a full lineup of scheduled concerts, visit events.music.northwestern.edu.
The St. Charles Singers will perform traditional and untraditional Candlelight Carols at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church on 307 Cedar Avenue in St. Charles (December 4, 6) and at Fourth Presbyterian Church on 126 E. Chestnut Street in Chicago (December 5). “There won’t be a lot of musical chestnuts roasting on the fire,” promises conductor, founder and music director Jeffrey Hunt. For tickets and more information, visit stcharlessingers.com or call 630-513-5272.
“This season The Apollo Chorus reaches across the centuries from Baroque to Broadway” explains music director and conductor Stephen Alltop of Apollo on Broadway. “We begin in 1741 with the complete Handel’s Messiah—our commitment remains to deliver for our listeners the most authentic and engaging performance possible. We progress through time to the 19th century with Mendelssohn’s Elijah, finally landing in our own time with favorites from Bernstein, Gershwin, and others at Apollo on Broadway.” For more information and tickets, call 312-427-5620 or visit apollochorus.org.