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PLEIN AIR CONCERT SERIES: With the Soto String Quartet

  • Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

  • $30 for members / $45 Non-members

  • With the Soto String Quartet

  • Each table of four includes one bottle of Rosé de Provence and salted nuts.

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Our Plein Air Concerts return to our jewel-box courtyard! Enjoy an hour of music with your friends while sipping rosé wine in an intimate setting. We cover the range from jazz to chansons françaises, and bossa nova to tap dancing and we go international with performers from France, Argentina, Venezuela and of course… Chicago!

Tonight’s program / Ce soir! 

The Soto String Quartet plays Antonín Dvořák, Astor Piazzolla, and French it up with a unique rendition of La Vie en Rose! Performing tonight are : Litanys Graterol, Gabriela Lara, Pedro Mendez and Edgar Querales. 

Door opens at 6:00 p.m. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. Please enter via 810 N. Dearborn. Each table of four includes one bottle of Rosé de Provence and salted nuts. Reserve early! Seating is limited in our intimate courtyard. Weather permitting otherwise event moves indoors in our salon.

More about the Soto Quartet:

The Soto String Quartet brings together musicians from the Civic Orchestra inspired by famed Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005), the country they come from.  A proponent of kinetic art, Soto used a range of techniques to create a sense of movement. The name Soto Quartet is intended to represent “energy in art, in the name of this important Venezuelan artist.”

More about the Civic Orchestra:

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago trains young professional musicians for careers in symphony orchestras. Under the guidance of Principal Conductor Ken-David Masur, a faculty of coaches from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and numerous luminary guest conductors including CSO Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti, Civic Members refine their skills and gain experience through monthly rehearsals, coachings, performances and workshops.

Save the date! More Plein Air Concerts coming up!

June 28 : Cecile Savage sings “Le Jazz”… in 3 languages. Register here

July 12 : Cabaret singer Claudia Homel in “Bonjour Paris!” Register here

September 12 : Chansons françaises with Natalie Colas, soprano, and  Isabelle Olivier, harpe. Register here

September 19 : Greta Pope returns! Register here

October 3: Jazz and Tap Dancing with Chicago Human Rhythm Project. Register here

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