The Jason Seed Stringtet with Yang Wei will perform original contemporary classical compositions by Jason Seed on Tuesday, July 2, as part of the free weekly summer Rush Hour Concerts. The program begins with a reception at 5:15 p.m., followed by the concert at 5:45 p.m. at Chicago’s St. James Cathedral on 65 E. Huron Street. For more information, visit www.rushhour.org/programs/summer-concert-series.
On Northwestern University’s Evanston campus, there will be a free Violin Institute Recital at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at Regenstein Recital Hall. A free Oboe Workshop Recital, featuring performances by Northwestern students and faculty, is slated for 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, at Lutkin Hall.
Robert G. Hasty directs the Northwestern University Summer Orchestra on Friday, July 12 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. The 7:30 p.m. program includes Chaminade’s Flute Concertino in D Major, featuring flutist Gerard Dutton and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major. Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students. Also at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall will be the Northshore Concert Band, performing at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Daniel J. Farris will conduct an evening of band classics and march favorites. Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students.
Northwestern University Summer Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Regenstein Recital Hall. Saxophonist Chris Madsen, the Bienen School’s administrative coordinator of jazz studies, directs the summer jazz band in a program of original works by group members and jazz standards by well-known composers and arrangers. Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students with IDs.
Stephen Alltop, director of music for Alice Millar Chapel, conducts Northwestern’s summer chorus in an array of selections for voice, brass, organ and piano at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at Alice Millar Chapel. In addition to Gabrieli’s In Ecclesiis, the evening includes the poetry of Frank Ticheli and Eric Whitacre as well as Ned Rorem’s Shakespearean tribute Present Laughter for chorus, brass and piano. The concert will also feature The Bluebird by C.V. Stanford, Gabriel by Caldwell and Ivory and Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine. The San Marco Brass Ensemble will also perform. Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students with IDs.
Due to construction on the south end of campus, Arts Circle Drive is currently closed to traffic. Free parking is still available on weekends and after 4 p.m. weekdays in the two-level lakefront structure located on Campus Drive. For additional construction and parking information, visit www.pickstaiger.org/construction.