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The Music Institute of Chicago presents three of its own in concert on March 1 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. MIC President and CEO Mark George, piano, and Ensembles-in-Residence Axiom Brass and Quintet Attacca will collaborate in a program that will include Beethoven’s Quintet in E Flat, Op. 16 and jazz composer/musician Billy Childs’s Two Elements for Brass Quintet and Piano.
Dr. George, an accomplished pianist who has performed and recorded extensively throughout the United States, joined the Music Institute of Chicago in January 2010 as president and CEO. In 2011, the Chicago Tribune named him “Chicagoan of the Year” in classical music.
Praised for its musicality, technical ability, and the clarity and precision of its sound, the multiple-award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet says it is also dedicated to enhancing the musical lives of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians.
The prize-winning Chicago chamber music ensemble Quintet Attacca was founded in 1999. The wind quintet is in residence at the Music Institute of Chicago, offering performances, family programming, chamber music coaching and individual lessons.
All programming is subject to change. Tickets at $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students, can be purchased at musicinst.org or by calling 847-905-1500 ext. 108. All programming is subject to change.