CHICAGO, IL: The fourth season of the International Chamber Artists (ICA, www.ICAMusic.org), one of Chicago’s premiere chamber music ensembles, kicks off with “French & Viennese Keys” on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 4:00pm, located at St. Gregory the Great Church (5535 N. Paulina St., Chicago) and Monday, January 26, 2009 at 7:00pm, at Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University (430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago). The enticing musical selections will include Gabriel Faure’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115, Francis’s Poulenc’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon, and more.
In addition to these electrifying concerts, ICA will be performing selected works of Poulenc, Previn, and Diamond live on 98.7 WFMT from the Morse Theatre on Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 11:00am.
Upcoming events for the season include April’s “Tuba or Not Tuba?” with works that will finally give this commanding brass instrument the spotlight it deserves. And finally, kick off the summer in June with “Prokofiev is to Ballet as Debussy is to Drama,” a fascinating compilation of works by Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Alan Hovhaness and Sergei Prokofiev.