Autumn Music Benefit

The Pilgrim Chamber Players
22nd Anniversary Season

The Lincoln Trio in Concert


The Lincoln Trio

“Sensational” “Bewitching,” accolades from the Strad Magazine.

The Lincoln Trio, made up of Desirée Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano was formed in 2003. Each member is an artist of international renown. The Trio has had numerous performances at the Ravinia Festival, Carnegie’s Weil Hall in NY, Alice Tully Hall, Sunday’s LIVE at LACMA In Los Angeles and other locations. Their international tours have taken them to Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Columbia, and Ecuador. They record for Cedille Records of Chicago and several of their recordings have been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Category. They have had several residencies including University of Wisconsin at Madison, SUNY Fredonia and at the Merit School of Music in Chicago.


Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2pm

Northmoor Country Club
820 Edgewood Road
Highland Park, IL, 60035

Reception ⚫ Food ⚫ Music
Complimentary Valet Parking

For information please call 847.433.0992


Please join our Extraordinary Raffle!

  • GRAND PRIZE: Two plane tickets to Paris, TGV train tickets to Angoulême, and a five-night stay in a renovated 15th century farmhouse, Domaine de Montboulard. A perfect Bed and Breakfast location close to Cognac, Bordeaux, the Perigord/Dordogne and Atlantic resort towns.
  • A two-night stay at the Springdale Inn, a charming and tranquil country Bed and Breakfast on 97 acres of tall grass prairie in Verona, Wisconsin, only 20 minutes from Madison and 45 minutes from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin at Spring Green. Bicycle and walking trails galore.
  • Two tickets to Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story at Lyric Opera and dinner at the elegant Graham Room.
  • Two tickets to the Joffrey Ballet’s brilliant production of The Nutcracker, performances December 1-30, 2018.
  • Two Chicago Symphony Orchestra Box Seats for Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, December 22, 2018.
  • Two tickets for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a concert during the 2018-2019 season.
  • Two tickets to Writers Theatre for Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night or What You Will, November 7–December 16, 2018.
  • A one night stay at the Standard Club in a Deluxe King Room, complete with Champagne and Strawberries.
  • Instant Wine Cellar, a 10-bottle selection.
  • Six CDs of recent releases from Cedille Records.
  • Two tickets to a performance of the Chicago Philharmonic during the 2018-2019 season.

Tickets may be purchased via check only. Please make check payable to Pilgrim Chamber Players and mail to:

Pilgrim Chamber Players
805 Moseley Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

$125 1 Autumn Music Benefit ticket (raffle ticket not included)
$50 1 raffle ticket only (benefit ticket not included)

Receive one ticket for the 2018-2019 Pilgrim Chamber Players season (5 concerts) with the purchase of every two raffle tickets.

You need not attend the Benefit to win the Raffle.

The Pilgrim Chamber Players

The Pilgrim Chamber Players, a not-for-profit organization, present five varied chamber music concerts each season at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road in Highland Park.

Dedicated to reaching new audiences and educating as well as entertaining their audiences, they also continue to provide outstanding outreach chamber music programs for underserved children, public school students and for groups of senior citizens.

Included in their series for the past eleven years is their popular free concert, Stars of Tomorrow, performed by exceptionally talented, prize-winning young musicians 18 and under from the greater Chicago area. With your support, next season’s Stars of Tomorrow, scheduled for April 28, 2019, will become a reality!

Board of Directors

James H. Stone, president

Duffie Adelson
William Caro M.D.
Ludmilla Coven
Caroline Erbmann
Carol Honigberg
Janice Honigberg

Dr. Marvin Katz
Michael Knuth
Rhoda Pierce
Madeleine Plonsker
Susan Ruder
Armando Susmano M.D