Lakeshore Rush at St. Charles Public Library

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Lakeshore Rush at St. Charles Public Library

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We will perform on the Sunday Concert Series at the St. Charles Public Library on Sunday, January 12 at 2pm in the Carnegie Community Room.

Featuring compositions by Debussy, Glass, Jalbert, Mellits, and Menotti.

Seating is limited for this free concert series. Doors will open 20 minutes prior to the performance. Questions? Contact Denise Blaszynski at 630-584-0076, ext. 240.

St. Charles Public Library is located at One South 6th Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174

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Lakeshore Rush at the Chicago Cultural Center

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We can’t wait to perform at the Chicago Cultural Center on Thursday, October 31 at 12pm.

Our program will include Marcos Balter’s Ignis Fatuus, Seth Boustead’s Three for Zhou, Amos Gillespie’s Musics and Of Nature’s Palette, Pierre Jalbert’s Triple Set, and Bill Ryan’s Blurred.

Come join us in this magnificent space!

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Lakeshore Rush at Thirsty Ears Festival 2019

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Lakeshore Rush at Thirsty Ears Festival 2019

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We’ll be performing at the Access Contemporary Music Thirsty Ears Festival 2019 on Saturday, August 10 on the Main Stage at 7pm. Thirsty Ears is Chicago’s only classical music street festival in its 4th year.

$10 suggested donation (all proceeds benefit the ACM School of Music, a non-profit organization)

1758 W Wilson Ave
Chicago

Come join us for this fun all ages event!

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Lakeshore Rush Duo at Merit School of Music

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Lakeshore Rush Duo at Merit School of Music

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Lakeshore Rush violinist Henry Zheng and pianist Elena Doubovitskaya will perform a concert for Piano Camp students in Gottlieb Hall at the Merit School of Music on Thursday, July 18 at 1:45pm.

Come hear fantastic selections for violin and piano duo by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms!

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Lakeshore Rush at Avaloch Farm Music Institute

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Lakeshore Rush at Avaloch Farm Music Institute

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We are excited to announce that Lakeshore Rush has been awarded a 2019 residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in New Hampshire. The institute provides a unique opportunity for chamber music ensembles to have the time and space to work intensively on repertoire, prepare for recordings, concerts or competitions, work with composers on commissions, and expand upon the groups musical identity.

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Lakeshore rush at PianoForte Studios

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Lakeshore rush at PianoForte Studios

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Join us for our yearly PianoForte Studios concert on Friday, June 7 at 8pm!!

Lakeshore Rush will be joined by special guests composer/saxophonist Amos Gillespie and percussionist Josh Graham in this exciting program that features works by midwestern composers. 

Works will include Amos Gillespie's Spanish Speakers and These Questions Three; Philip Glass's Closing from Glassworks; David Lang's These Broken Wings; Gian Carlo Menotti's Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano; Bill Ryan's Blurred; and the Chicago premiere of Roger Zare's Zodiacal Light.

Link to reserve advanced tickets ($20/$10): EVENTBRITE



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Movie Score Recording: Dreaming Grand Avenue

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Movie Score Recording: Dreaming Grand Avenue

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Many of our members of Lakeshore Rush had a great time recording the movie score by Seth Boustead to the upcoming film Dreaming Grand Avenue on Sunday, May 12.

We look forward to hearing the final product and seeing the film when it’s released!

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New Music Chicago Presents Lakeshore Rush

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New Music Chicago Presents Lakeshore Rush

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Lakeshore Rush’s full ensemble will perform on Sunday, March 24 at 3pm at Guarneri Hall (11 E Adams St, Chicago) as part of a New Music Chicago Impromptu Festival.

Works by Bradfish, Gillespie, Glass, and Menotti.

Special guest percussionist Joshua Graham.

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Lakeshore Rush at Merit School of Music

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Lakeshore Rush at Merit School of Music

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Join us at the Merit School of Music’s Gottlieb Hall on Saturday, February 2 at 11:45am for a chamber recital featuring clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.

Works by Bruch, Menotti, and Debussy.

We always enjoy performing for the great students at the Merit School of Music!!

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Solo! The Chamber Music of Amos Gillespie - CD Release Concert

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Solo! The Chamber Music of Amos Gillespie - CD Release Concert

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You are invited to a big CD release concert at the Fulton Street Collective. The album, titled “Solo!”, consists of music performed by the Kaia String Quartet, Gillespie Chamber Quartet, Barkada Saxophone Quartet and many others. It’s a selection of Amos Gillespie’s chamber music that has been featured on WFMT, Ear Taxi Festival, North American Saxophone Alliance Conference and other venues. The Gillespie Quartet along with the Lakeshore Rush Ensemble will be playing works from the album and other music by Amos Gillespie, Slava Kazykin and David Lang. David DeBoor Canfield from Fanfare Magazine described the album as "Work that packs a sultry sort of wallop;" "Gillespie writes with a distinctive, individual compositional voice;" "Strongly recommended."

Admission: $15 includes CD or $10 without.

Sunday 10/14 at 3PM
Fulton Street Collective
1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 301 (West loop)
Chicago, IL 60622


Sample the first track here: http://www.amosgillespie.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Sax-Quartet-1st-Movement.mp3

Preorder link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVXD66D

Performances by:
Erin Murphy, flute
Laura McLaughlin, clarinet
Henry Zheng, violin
Christopher Ferrer, cello
Elena Doubovitskaya, piano
John Corkill, percussion
Trevor Patrick Watkins, flute
Richard Zili, clarinet 
Amos Gillespie, Sax
David Keller, cello

Full details and preview: http://www.amosgillespie.com/recordings/solo-chamber-music-album/

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Season 5: 2018-2019

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We're currently planning our 5th season! Stay tuned for updates as we book concerts starting fall 2018.

Highlights will include a performance at composer and saxophonist Amos Gillespie's CD release concert on Sunday, October 14 at 3pm at The Fulton Street Collective, and the Chicago premiere of Roger Zare's Zodiacal Light (Flute Clarinet Duos Consortium commission).

Check out our Lakeshore Rush trio interview and performance on Blue Lake Public Radio this June at link.

Hope to see you at a concert soon!

 


 

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Lakeshore Rush Summer Tour

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We're excited to hit the road together this summer! We'll begin our concert tour at Chicago's PianoForte Studios (Friday, June 8 at 8pm), then travel to Michigan to perform at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts (Tuesday, June 12 at 4pm). We'll round out our trip with a live performance on Blue Lake Public Radio (Friday, June 15).  

Works include trios by Brahms, Debussy, and Muczynski, as well as duos including the Dutilleux Sonatine and Villa-Lobos Chôros No. 2.

Performances are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. 

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Chicago Composers' Consortium Concert

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We are thrilled to collaborate this season with the Chicago Composers' Consortium! On Sunday, May 6 at 2:30pm we will perform the C3 score competition winners' composition (Amos Gillespie's Spanish Speakers), in addition to other great works by C3 member composers (Laura Schwendinger, Elizabeth Start, Kyong Mee Choi, Beth Bradfish, and Tim Edwards), at Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall. 

Looking forward to a fantastic concert with several world premieres!

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. 

 

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Lakeshore Rush Trio at Merit School of Music

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On Saturday, March 24 at 11:45am, Elena, Laura, and Chris will delight Merit School of Music teachers and students in Gottlieb Hall with an exciting  performance that features Brahms Trio, op. 114, Fauré Trio in D Minor, Mozart Kegelstatt Trio, and Muczynski Fantasy Trio.

We always enjoy returning to this wonderful space!

 

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Lakeshore Rush live at Merit School of Music's Gottlieb Hall

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Lakeshore Rush live at Merit School of Music's Gottlieb Hall

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Lakeshore Rush is thrilled to return to the Merit School of Music's Gottlieb Hall for its season opening concert featuring chamber works for flute, clarinet, cello, and piano by Debussy, Dutilleux, Grier, and Muczynski. 

Friday, November 3, 2017, at 8:00pm
Merit School of Music's Gottlieb Hall
38 S Peoria St,
Chicago, IL 60607

Tickets are available here and at the door.  Students $5, Adults $10. Tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the entrance of Gottlieb Hall. 

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Season 4

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Lakeshore Rush announces its fourth season, which will open on Friday, November 3, 8pm at the Merit School of Music's Gottlieb Hall. Chamber works for flute, clarinet, cello, and piano by Debussy, Dutilleux, Grier, and Muczynski. 

 

Other performances this season will take place at Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall and the Fine Arts Building, among others. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Chicago Composers' Consortium, which will include a score competition. More information can be found at: http://c3composers.org/wordpress3/?page_id=607 

 

Stay tuned for more event details soon, additional performances, and announcements about our featured guest artists!

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