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A Viennese Rivalry: String Quintets of Brahms and Bruckner

Featuring CMOTF Chamber Players

October 17th, 2022, 7:30pm

The Ashbury

Brahms and Bruckner: two lifelong bachelors who enjoyed a steep career in Vienna and are best known for their rich, luscious symphonies…but their lives and their music couldn’t have been any more different! Join us for a delicious evening of truly epic string quintets by Bruckner and Brahms at Elgin’s newest venue, the charming, intimate Ashbury.


Carol of the Bells

Featuring the Alloy Horn Quartet

November 28th, 2022 7:30pm

The Ashbury

With their versatile sound and lush group tonality, the Alloy Horn Quartet is sure to put a sparkle in your snowflake this holiday season! The Alloys will perform traditional holiday favorites as well as works that will be sure to give you jolly vibes by Gina Gillie, Emma Gregan, and Johannes Brahms. This program will be trimmed with a bow and is sure to be a highlight of your holiday season!


In Stile Moderno: Virtuoso Music from the Seicento and Beyond

Featuring Newberry Consort

January 30th, 2023, 7:30pm

First Congregational Church of Dundee

The Seicento, the turn of the seventeenth century in Italy, was a time of transition for musicians. Instrumental music was on the rise, virtuosity was in vogue, and composers were exploring new ways of writing for instrumentalists and singers. The stile moderno, or “modern style," in turn affected music throughout early modern Europe, from England to Vienna to Poland and further. The Newberry Consort presents a selection of this music for Baroque violin, soprano, sackbut, and historical keyboards by Castello, Notari, Marini, Jarzebski, and more. Join us on a journey to the weird and wonderful world of seventeenth-century Italy and beyond, where old meets new!


Rediscovered: Piano Quintets of Florence Price and Amy Beach

Featuring pianist Liang-yu Wang and the Kaia String Quartet

March 13th, 2023, 7:30pm

First Congregational Church of Dundee

In a world where white, male, European composers tend to dominate classical programs, we celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting the works of Amy Beach and Florence Price, two of the finest and most important female composers in American history! We welcome back the virtuosic Kaia String Quartet and brilliant Chicago pianist Liang-yu Wang to round out this all-female performance.


Colors of Brass

Featuring Seraph Brass

May 1st, 2023, 7:30pm

The Ashbury

A brass performance that extends beyond the capabilities you might have expected from these instruments — that’s what the women of Seraph Brass promise! Bringing a program that contains everything from classical favorites to groovy new music, Seraph will perform works that paint a picture from across the full musical spectrum. You won’t want to miss this inspiring season finale featuring a nationally renowned brass ensemble!

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