Song of Songs Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

On Sunday January 26th at 2pm, Chamber Music at Bethany will trace the music inspired by Song of Songs. Featuring 2019 Grammy Award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman and Dan O'Connell on french horn along with CM@B Co-Directors cellist Nick Photinos and pianist Yasuko Oura, the program features music across five centuries inspired by one of the most intimate and sensual poems of all time, the Song of Songs. This erotic love poetry at the end of the Bible (seriously, check it out) has inspired centuries of composers from the middle ages to today, and we'll offer works from Monteverdi to Britten and beyond exploring this unabashedly lush text.

Program:
Britten: Canticle I: "My beloved is mine and I am his", Op. 40
Tanaka: Song of Songs
Wilson: Mvmts 1, 5, 6,9 from Musings: An Ode to the Greek Muses
Caccini: Chi e costei
Monteverdi: Vespers Nigra Sum
Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Mvmt. III. Andante
Britten: Canticle III: "Still falls the rain", Op. 55

Fluteworks Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

Our co-director Tim Munro will be joined by flutists Jennifer Gunn and Emma Gerstein for an evening of flute music.

spring blooms Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

Come join us for gorgeous chamber music by Dvorák and Schulhoff.

Reverie: an Afternoon of French Music Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

Emily Pogorelc, soprano, Tim Munro, flute, Nick Photinos, cello, and Yasuko Oura, piano

Ashes and Dreams by HAVEN Trio Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

We are presenting a dynamic trio Haven Trio, comprised of Lindsay Kesselman, soprano, Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet, and Midori Koga, piano in an all American program. Come and hear music of living composers Lee Kasselman, Lori Laitman, and Rolf Jacobsen in a program described as “The imperishability of humanity’s songs amidst a chaotic world.”

Russian Collusion Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

Is there is a whiff of conspiracy about Chamber Music at Bethany's season-opener? Or it all just a simple misunderstanding?

No, no, no. Nothing of the sort. We at CM@B are simply here to serenade you with the musical best that two (totally-not-conspiring) countries, Russia and America, have to offer.

CM@B Co-Directors Yasuko Oura and Tim Munro will be joined by a string quartet made up of some of Chicago's best players, and busy bass baritone Sam Handley, a rising Chicago star praised for “his rich, burnished” voice.

2018-2019 season announcement coming soon! Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States
Mostly French Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

For our third concert, Co-Artistic Director Yasuko Oura will be joined by Emily Birsan, soprano, Nathalie Joachim, flute, and Nicholas Photinos, cello for mostly French chamber music.

Gather Round Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

Co-Artistic Director Tim Munro will be joined by some of Chicago's finest chamber musicians in music for winds and strings, including Mozart's beloved Clarinet Quintet, with clarinetist Cory Tiffin, and a quirky suite by Telemann.

Shall We Gather... Chicago, IL, United States
Bethany United Church of Christ 4250 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

MUSIC OF BRAHMS, MAHLER, AND COPLAND