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ENJOY FREE, LIVE, CLASSICAL AND BLUES MUSIC ON SELECT EVENINGS IN THE GREENSPACE OF GALLAGHER WAY

Whether you are a music aficianado or not, all are welcome to enjoy the sounds of Sundown Sessions on select Tuesday and Saturday evenings in Gallagher Way. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day, enjoy the outdoors, or extend your night after dinner at one of the surrounding Gallagher Way restaurants. Outside food and blankets are welcome. Outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed, but you may purchase wine or beer on site.  Thank you to the International Music Foundation and Buddy Guy’s Legends for orchestrating an incredible lineup May – September. Please see below for the full schedule.

Classical

  • May 28:
    • Esther Lee and Sung Chang, piano four-hands
    • Dorival Puccini Jr., trumpet and Paul Hamilton, piano
    • Robbie Ellis of WFMT will emcee the performance
  • July 2: Fifth House Ensemble
    • Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio in B Major
    • Bill Ryan: Blurred
    • Frederic Rzewski: Les Moutons de Panurge
    • JacobTV: Lipstick
    • Marc Mellits: String Quartet
  • August 27: Third Coast Percussion with Yvonne Lam and John Corkhill
    • Performing Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Violin and Percussion

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The International Music Foundation (IMF), founded in 1976, is dedicated to presenting free high-caliber classical music performance and music education experiences in the Chicago metropolitan area for people of all ages and degrees of musical awareness. IMF offers the following programs and educational experiences: Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Rush Hour Concerts, Do-It-Yourself Messiah, Make Music Chicago, Live Music Now!, and professional ensemble educational residencies. For more information, visit www.imfchicago.org

Blues

  • June 22: Ivy Ford
  • July 13: Luca Kiella
  • July 20: Jimmy Nick and Don’t Tell Mama
  • August 3: Breezy Rodio
  • August 24: Nu Blu Bland
  • August 31: Sonia Astacio & The Harrison St. Band

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