For the latest concert information visit: www.soundsofthesouthloop.com.
Tickets are $15 online and $18 at the door ($8/$12 for Seniors).
2013-2014 Sounds of the South Loop
REVISED August 11, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013. 6 pm
Tim Keenan – Told by Drum Set
Percussionist Tim Keenan’s showcases the drum set as a melodic, story-telling group of instruments. From playing with just his hands, to nimble foot work and precise use of sticks, mallets, and brushes, Tim creates an endless vocabulary filled with an array of sounds, utterances, melodies, and phrases. With his Sonic Stories project Tim offers short musical novellas each featuring an instrument or playing style – all told by drum set!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013. 6 pm
Reclaimers – Song with a dash of Bluegrass
A trio of fun-hearted and sophisticated artists with a love of pairing great melodies and harmonies. The Reclaimers offer new, old, traditional, and freshly inspired works for an eclectic combo of voice, guitar, banjo, bass, percussion, fiddle, mandolin, and more! Laura Goetz, Curt Bewley, Elliott Nott bring you music and words – with a dash of Bluegrass!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013. 6 pm
Pallade Musica – Dialogues of Silk and Fire
The award-winning early music ensemble from Montreal sculptures music with textures of silky dialogues and fiery rhythms. Baroque violinist Tanya LaPerrière and Baroque cellist Elinor Frey join with theorbo specialist Esteban La Rotta and harpsichordist Mylène Bélanger in creating imaginative and dramatic music of the past. Join us for these rare Dialogues of Silk and Fire!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014. 6 pm
Awea Duo – Winter Dreams
The fluid and beautiful sounds of saxophonist Masahito Sugihara and flutist Jennifer Brimson Cooper melt the frosts of winter as they perform new and transcribed works for this distinctive blend of colors.
Lyrical and breathless eloquence will warm the soul as the Awea Duo weaves a magical spell of winter dreams.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014. 6 pm
TRIA – Sound Impressions
TRIA, a modern combo of flute-viola-harp, brings to life the “impressionistic” side of music.
Enjoy sound painted with the silver flashes of the flute, the earthy-rich string tones of viola, and the glimmering resonance of the harp. This unique ensemble, comprised of flutist Rachael Smith, violist Erin Updegraff, and harpist Jennifer Ruggieri, offers an expanse of sensuous and evocative musical impressions.
Sunday, 9 March 2014. 2 pm
Wednesday, March 19, 2014. 6 pm
Kyra Saltman and friends!
Cellist Kyra Saltman brings sizzle and refined virtuosity to the cello! Kyra is joined by friends and guest artists for this unique performance of music across styles and ages.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014. 6 pm
Tenor Oswaldo Iraheta and Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Garcia – Rhythm and Spice
El Salvadorian Tenor Oswaldo Iraheta – the dynamite ‘break away’ tenor of today’s international opera scene – and the celebrated Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Garcia pair up exclusively for this performance of traditional and not-so-traditional Spanish and Latin-American songs and solos. Oswaldo’s electrifying voice is a ‘must hear’ and Paulinho’s Brazilian guitar is unmatched. Be prepared for your ears to burn as they bring on the rhythm and spice!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Chicago Bassoon Quartet – the power of four!
The Chicago Bassoon Quartet is an eclectic, inspirational, and dynamic group of musicians. Bassoonists Dianne Ryan, Lynette Pralle, and Carol Hopwood join with Susan Nigro on the contrabassoon to bring to life this uniquely expressive instrument. Spanning a wide range of color and textures, these players bring a vocal quality and living pulse to this extraordinary family of instruments. Come hear the power of four!
Sunday, 10 November 2013 – 2:30 PM
Presenting – Main Street Opera’s – A Love to Die For
Most folks are familiar with the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. History is filled with rivalries that often lead to violence, murder and sometimes love. A Love to Die For explores the many facets of forbidden love as only the great master composers could write. Main Street Opera presents four stories of forbidden love written by four of the most famous of composers; Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlos, Georges Bizet’s Carmen, and Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.