Events

Chamber Concerts

Enjoy intimate classical concerts hosted monthly at The Morton Arboretum’s historic Thornhill Education Center.

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Please note: Chamber concert tickets for the 2023–2024 season are sold out.

Enjoy intimate classical concerts at The Morton Arboretum’s historic Thornhill Education Center. Monthly performances will be hosted November 2023 through March 2024.

Concerts begin at 2:15 p.m. at the Arboretum’s historical Thornhill Education Center. Inside the Thornhill Education Center, performances take place in the Arbor Room, overlooking the Arboretum’s West Side and providing an intimate concert experience.

Admission to the chamber concerts can be purchased as a subscription (the entire five-concert series), or on a performance by performance basis. Purchasers wanting to buy multiple individual concerts are encouraged to call the Ticket Line at 630-725-2066 to make their purchase.

 

The Morton Arboretum acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Performance Schedule

March 3, 2024 — Francesca Anderegg (Sold out)

Lauded for her “exceptional performances” and “fiery interpretation,” violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers elegant and impassioned accounts of contemporary and classical music. She has collaborated with the leading musicians of the concert stage, including Itzhak Perlman, Pierre Boulez, and the musicians of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. She had her Carnegie Hall debut in 2008, and has appeared in all of New York’s major venues. She regularly performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, and throughout the United States and South America as a soloist and chamber musician.

Past 2023-2024 Performers

February 4, 2024 — Akropolis Reed Quintet

Celebrating their 15th year as “a sonically daring ensemble who specializes in performing new works with charisma and integrity” (BBC Music Magazine), Akropolis has “taken the chamber music world by storm” (Fanfare). As the first reed quintet to twice grace the Billboard Charts (2021, 2022), the untamed band of 5 reed players and entrepreneurs are united by a shared passion: to make music that sparks joy and wonder.

January 7, 2024 — Tallā Rouge

Tallā Rouge, meaning ‘the Red-Gold’ in Farsi and French, was established by the fiery Persian-American & Cajun-American violists, Aria Cheregosha & Lauren Spaulding under the mentorship of Roger Tapping at The Juilliard School. Inspired by their unique musical pasts, Tallā Rouge performs music that lives at the intersection between Jazz, Folk, Pop, Middle-Eastern, and Western Classical traditions.

November 5, 2023 — Cavatina Duo

Eugenia Moliner, flute (Spain) and Denis Azabagic, guitar (Bosnia) has become one of the most impressive combinations of its kind in the world. The first guitar and flute duo to be featured on the covers of both Classical Guitar Magazine (UK) and the cover of Flute Talk (USA), the husband-and-wife Cavatina Duo breaks convention with their combination of instruments.

December 3, 2023 — Black Oak Ensemble

Praised for its “insightful, committed and masterful performances” (Classics Today 10/10) and “fierce eloquence” (London Times), the Black Oak Ensemble is one of the most innovative and exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage. Violinist Desirée Ruhstrat and cellist David Cunliffe are members of the acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio, and violist Aurélien Fort Pederzoli was a founding member of the ground-breaking Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet.

Accessibility

Chamber Concerts take place in the Arbor Room at the Thornhill Education Center. The building has wheelchair ramp access, as well as a drop-off circle in front of the building. The Arbor Room is on the main entry level of the building, and is a level room. The Arbor Room itself has no stairs or ramps. For this event, the room will be pre-seated.

View the Accessibility Guide for more detailed information.

Ticket Details

Concert tickets can be purchased by date, or as a subscription. A subscription includes a ticket to each of the five concerts.

Tickets include admission to the Arboretum, as well as the Chamber Concert performance.

Members: 

Subscription: $150
Individual concert: $32

Guests:

Subscription: $175
Individual concert: $37

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