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November 2020

Rembrandt’s Virtual Benefit Gala

November 15, 2020 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  WE NEED YOU HERE. WE NEED YOUR EAR! Join us online for our newly conceived virtual benefit this Sunday, Nov. 15, beginning at 5:00 pm on Zoom! Enjoy Gorgeous music, sparkling conversation, and the celebratory spirit as we honor 30 years of leadership by Sandie and Bob Morgan, and provide support for Rembrandt Chamber Musicians. Our format may be virtual, but your impact will be real. Your support is vital, helping us continue to bring great chamber music to…

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December 2020

Holiday Baroque 2020

December 6, 2020 • 3:00 pm
ONLINE,

Embrace your holiday spirit when your favorite musical tradition returns online! Rembrandt's annual Holiday baroque concert is the tradition to begin the holiday season. This year, Rembrandt moves the celebration to the virtual realm with beautiful music by Bach, Handel, and Telemann. Let great Baroque works warm your holidays with a magnificent musical gift, without having to worry about the winter weather! GUEST ARTISTS: Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano Stephen Alltop, harpsichord Katie Brauer, violin Sunghee Choi, viola Ian Hallas, bass BACH:…

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February 2021

Artful & Heartfelt

February 7, 2021 • 3:00 pm
ONLINE,

What’s in a composer’s mind as they create? How do they hope you’ll listen to their works? Composers of some of RCM’s most popular repertoire from recent seasons reflect on their work as RCM revisits past live performances of these new masterworks of chamber music repertoire. Featuring interviews with Jim Stephenson, Sebastian Huydts, Howard Levy, and Peter Labella. STEPHENSON: Artfelt HUYDTS: Quartet for Piano and Strings LEVY: Harmonia Mundi LABELLA: Pulcinella Suite Arrangement GET TICKETS: This Event Only | Subscription…

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March 2021

26th Annual High School Chamber Music Competition- VIRTUAL

March 6, 2021 - March 7, 2021
ONLINE,

              Rembrandt Chamber Musicians is pleased to announce the winners of this year's High School Chamber Music Competition: First Place: Lumière Quartet  Célina Béthoux, Moonhee Kim, Henry Rogers, Ania Lewis Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artist Program (Si-Yan Darren Li, coach) Watch Performance Second Place: Carmen Quartet  Katharine Nelson, Veronica Rokicki, Kimberly LaFranzo, Ethan Raviv The Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago (Sang Mee Lee, coach) Watch Performance Honorable Mentions: CAS Trio Suminne…

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April 2021

Celebrate Spring

April 25, 2021 • 3:00 pm
ONLINE,

Spring is a season of optimism. The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, and Rembrandt musicians are performing together at Nichols Concert Hall for the very first time in over a year. While we still must bring this concert to you virtually, please join us for a delightful bouquet of chamber works that celebrates the joy of music, and expresses the hope for brighter days ahead. Guest Artist: Victor Asuncion, piano Frank BRIDGE: Four Pieces for Cello and Piano…

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June 2021

Classics with Friends

June 6, 2021 • 3:00 pm
ONLINE,

  Join Us for an Ebullient Season Finale Livestream with New Friends and Frequent Collaborators Two delightful works of MOZART begin our program. The first was written for an enterprising physician and amateur flutist. The second piece was written for Wolfgang’s beloved sister and fellow musical prodigy. Then we’re joined by the extraordinary Black Oak Ensemble and Rembrandt Young Artist Mira Williams for BRAHMS’ deeply romantic first sextet, a lush journey that exemplifies his profound love for his most cherished…

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October 2021

Chiaroscuro – Evanston

October 10, 2021 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Nichols Concert Hall – Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States

Our 2021-2022 season opener, Chiaroscuro, marks Sandra and Robert Morgan’s farewell performance with the ensemble. Written for Rembrandt’s 30th anniversary, we will present the world premiere of Stacy Garrop’s Chiaroscuro. Defined in art as a striking difference between dark and light, the remainder of the program embodies chiaroscuro from the emotional shifts of a Rachmaninov Trio to the youthful vigor of a Mendelssohn Piano Quartet. GUEST ARTISTS: Jeannie Yu, Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano RACHMANINOV: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G…

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Chiaroscuro – Chicago

October 11, 2021 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte, 1335 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, 60605 United States

Our 2021-2022 season opener, Chiaroscuro, marks Sandra and Robert Morgan’s farewell performance with the ensemble. Written for Rembrandt’s 30th anniversary, we will present the world premiere of Stacy Garrop’s Chiaroscuro. Defined in art as a striking difference between dark and light, the remainder of the program embodies chiaroscuro from the emotional shifts of a Rachmaninov Trio to the youthful vigor of a Mendelssohn Piano Quartet. GUEST ARTISTS: Jeannie Yu, Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano RACHMANINOV: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor…

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December 2021

Holiday Baroque

December 5, 2021 • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Alice Millar Chapel – Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208 United States

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians’ beloved Holiday Baroque returns! Featuring works of Corelli, Charpentier, and Bach, this annual celebration of baroque classics will capture the spirit of the season. Add this seasonal jewel to your calendar and join us for this annual treat. GUEST ARTISTS: Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano; Stephen Alltop, harpsichord; Yuan-Yu, Qing Hou, Ann Palen, violins; Kenneth Olsen, cello; Ian Hallas, bass BACH: Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 MONTEVERDI: Laudate dominum in sanctis eius, SV 287 Marco UCCELLINI:…

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February 2022

The Schumanns’ Fairy Tale – Chicago

February 4 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd Fl
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Once upon a time, two musicians fell in love. In the month we celebrate romance, Rembrandt spotlights one of music’s great love stories. Exchanging notes and meeting in secret, Robert and Clara married in defiance of Clara’s father. Their romance became the stuff of legend. Out of a marriage marked by both intense passion and tragedy came musical masterpieces. Discover the sounds of Clara and Robert Schumann—side by side— in The Schumanns’ Fairy Tale. GUEST ARTISTS: Jennifer Gunn, flute; Jonathan…

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The Schumanns’ Fairy Tale – Evanston

February 6 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nichols Concert Hall – Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States

Once upon a time, two musicians fell in love. In the month we celebrate romance, Rembrandt spotlights one of music’s great love stories. Exchanging notes and meeting in secret, Robert and Clara married in defiance of Clara’s father. Their romance became the stuff of legend. Out of a marriage marked by both intense passion and tragedy came musical masterpieces. Discover the sounds of Clara and Robert Schumann—side by side— in The Schumanns’ Fairy Tale. GUEST ARTISTS: Jennifer Gunn, flute; Jonathan Gunn, clarinet…

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Free and Open to the Public

27th Annual High School Chamber Music Competition

February 13 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Park University’s Anderson Chapel, 3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States

  Rembrandt Chamber Musicians is pleased to present our 27th Annual High School Chamber Music Competition -- available to our supporters and patrons any time, all day long, Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13. To watch the performances on our YouTube channel, please click the link below. Programming for the Rembrandt Young Artists is made possible by donations from the community. Please consider donating in order to continue our efforts with these young artists. WATCH COMPETITION DONATE The Rembrandt…

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March 2022

War of the Romantics – Chicago

March 11 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd Fl
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

A musical battle that went down in history as the “War of the Romantics,” pitted composers like Brahms, influenced by the legacy of Beethoven, against those of the New German School including Liszt, Wagner, and Felix Draeseke. Featuring French horn, experience a musical duel unlike any other. It is a fight not to be missed. GUEST ARTISTS: Fritz Foss, Neil Kimel, horn BRAHMS: Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, op. 40 Felix DRAESEKE: Quintet in B-Flat Major, op. 48 for piano,…

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War of the Romantics – Evanston

March 13 • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Nichols Concert Hall – Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States

A musical battle that went down in history as the “War of the Romantics,” pitted composers like Brahms, influenced by the legacy of Beethoven, against those of the New German School including Liszt, Wagner, and Felix Draeseke. Featuring French horn, experience a musical duel unlike any other. It is a fight not to be missed. GUEST ARTISTS: Fritz Foss, Neil Kimel, horn BRAHMS: Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, op. 40 Felix DRAESEKE: Quintet in B-Flat Major, op. 48 for piano,…

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June 2022

Souvenirs

June 12 • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Nichols Concert Hall – Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States

Our closing concert Souvenirs pays homage to treasured memories and discovers a new favorite in a clarinet quintet of Bernard Herrmann, a composer best known for his film music and long collaboration with movie director Alfred Hitchcock. The season closes by revisiting a cherished Tchaikovsky classic and highlighting the virtuosity of Rembrandt Chamber Musicians. Bernard HERRMANN: “Souvenirs de Voyage” ft. Jonathan Gunn, clarinet TCHAIKOVSKY: String Sextet in D Minor, op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence” ft. Chee-Yun, violin Guest Artists: Chee-Yun,…

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