Chamber Opera Chicago
Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera “The Consul” at the Athenaeum Theatre
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday 4/1 and 3 p.m. Sunday 4/2 at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport. Tickets are $25-$35; $20 for seniors and students. Call (312) 902-1500 or (773) 869-1770
I have performed many times at the Athaneum over the last few years. It is a really neat theater in a cool neighborhood with a lot of interesting performances throughout the year.
‘PIERROT LUNAIRE — A CABARET OPERA’
Through Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Price:$22
The IRIS Chamber Orchestra commissioned a piece from Eighth Blackbird last year, and I played on it. They are a really great ensemble.
harp solo performance — music of Tournier, Spohr, Grandjany, Faure, Hindemith, Glinka, Prokofiev, Halffter, Chavarri, Albeniz, Falla
Sat 4/1, 8 PM, Lyon & Healy Hall, 168 N. Ogden.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/31, 8 PM
Richard Kaufman conducts music from Hollywood films. Sat 4/1, 8 PM, Charles Dutoit, conductor, with violinist Lisa Batiashvili (Sibelius, Shostakovich)
312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Gregory Flint, horn
Liszt, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky
Fri 3/31, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 4/1, 8 PM, and Sun 4/2, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000