Two of Chicago's leading music institutions, Music Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, come together when the Music Institute presents the Lincoln String Quartet Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.
Since its founding in 1997, the Lincoln String Quartet has been a staple of the Chicago music scene. Comprising current and former Chicago Symphony Orchestra members, the renowned quartet includes violinists Lei Hou and Qing Hou, violist Lawrence Neuman, and cellist Stephen Balderston.
The April 7 program includes Haydn's String Quartet Op. 33, No. 2 "The Joke"; Smetana's String Quartet No. 1 "From My Life"; and Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky."
Music Institute of Chicago
The Music Institute of Chicago believes that music has the power to sustain and nourish the human spirit; therefore, our mission is to provide the foundation for lifelong engagement with music. Founded in 1931, the Music Institute has grown to become one of the three largest and most respected community music schools in the nation. Offering musical excellence built on the strength of its distinguished faculty, commitment to quality, and breadth of programs and services, the Music Institute is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Each year, the Music Institute's teachers and arts therapists reach more than 10,000 students and clients of all ages and experience levels at campuses in Evanston, Winnetka, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest and Downers Grove, as well as through its longstanding partnership with the Chicago Public Schools. The Music Institute offers lessons, classes, and programs in four distinct areas: the Community School, Academy, Institute for Therapy through the Arts, and Nichols Concert Hall.
Lincoln String Quartet performs Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students, available online or 847.905.1500 ext. 108. All programming is subject to change.