Pilgrim Chamber Players' 23nd Innovative Concert Season

Programs of Wide Variety and Imagination

The Pilgrim Chamber Players is introducing several new performers and combinations of instruments to our audiences this year.

We begin with a special concert by the Chicago Harp Quartet on November 17, 2019, an unusual combination which you will love when you hear them. Four master harpists will bring to you music by Grieg, Granados, Liszt, Bizet, and Ravel in beautiful arrangements and performances.

Our celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday will be performed on March 15, 2020 by the wonderful violinist Desirée Ruhstrat and cellist David Cunliffe with other marvelous string players from the Lyric Opera Orchestra in a Beethoven String Quintet and a Mozart String Quintet (2 violins, 2 violas, and one cello in each work). A Piano Trio with a Spanish flair by Cassado is also on the program.

On Sunday, April 19, 2020 we are excited to present the marvelous Chicago Guitar Duo of Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic presenting a mixed musical program of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock, and more. You will love the excitement and beauty that this Duo brings, each a master of their instrument. They will announce their program from the stage.

Our Stars of Tomorrow on May 3, 2020 is a FREE concert that has become an audience favorite. It features amazing prize-winning young musicians, all 18 years old and younger in various instrumental combinations from solos to string quartets, mostly from the Chicago and suburban areas.

We have a special treat on Sunday, June 7, 2020 - The Notorious RBG In Song was written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's daughter-in-law, soprano Patrice Michaels who has sung for the Pilgrim Chamber Players in the past.

Everyone in the United States knows of the Supreme Court Justice RBG and of her special courage fighting for not only women's rights but for all people. We will have a vocal quartet including sopranos Patrice Michaels and Michelle Areyzaga, Matthew Dean, tenor and Evan Bravos, baritone with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang performing in songs by various composers including Stacy Garrop, Lori Laitman, and Patrice Michaels. It should be a very special afternoon.

Our audiences enjoy the diversity of our concerts and you will too! We invite you to look over our programs and join us for our 2019-2020 musical adventure.